News and Events

We Finally Have Chef in Residence!!! Meet Sujan Tuladhar

We first met Sujan a few years back when he was  part of the amazing  crew at Deer Mountain Inn. Since that time he has often come to help out at events, hang out with Ray and enjoy the uniqueness of cooking on a farm. Sujan is committed to the concept that the food that he creates reflects the farm that it comes from, and the community it serves.

Sujan knows our customers, family and friends  can taste the local difference and appreciates what cooking in season actually entails. We know he will  bring his true true culinary technique, wisdom, and professionalism to Ray’s produce.

Real farm-to-table cooking  means  that you need to consider ingredients first, and recipes second. Sujan is going to do that and more and we just cannot wait!!!!

We hope you will join us in welcoming him on the farm! This means that:

Starting May 31st we will be…
  • Open every Friday from 5-8 PM for family friendly Happy hours with small plates and bites paired with our beer, wine and cider on tap!
  • Serve lunch every Saturday from 12-4pm
  • Offer an evolving selection of to go prepared foods
  • Be able to book more private dining and family milestone events

Camping at the Farm

The tent has been a huge success this summer, and its looking like a busy fall.

Here are the details:

The tent: We have a fabulous canvas wall 10 x12 fire retardant tent made in the USA with a screened door installed on an elevated wooden deck. It is equipped with a double mattress on a frame elevated off the floor. We also have a separate fold up mattress for kids. The tent can easily accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. Pets are allowed! If you need additional space we have a second pop up tent that sleeps two for an additional $75

Amenities – There is a picnic table, a Weber charcoal grill, with grilling utensils, and a fire pit right by the campsite with firewood provided. There is a small outdoor toilet and all campers will also have 24 access to our farm porto-potty. Campers can have access at the barn to potable water from our hose.  We can also helo you rent bicycles and kayaks if you like.

Making reservations – We will accept 1 night reservations with the exception of holiday weekends, when there is a 2 night minimum. Check in time is 2:00 PM, check out time is 12 noon. Rate is $120 per night including tax and service, discounted by 20% for midweek stays – Tuesdays through Thursday. We are setting up a automated booking system but for the moment to make a reservation send an email to iris@raybradleyfarm.com  with your name, number in your party, dates you are requesting. We will get back to you within 12 hours to confirm, send you some more details and a few rules that apply and then direct you to pay online.

Here is a link to our 2019 calendar in case you want to coordinate your stay with one of our events.
So ready set camp – make your reservations now!!!

Max Delivery and Bradley Farm! A winning combo!

BAD NEWS GOOD NEWS….

YES 97TH STREET CUSTOMERS, ITS TRUE. 
It’s been a long time coming, but Ray has made it official.  He will no longer be coming down to the 97 Street Market.
Ray loved all his years there – so so many of his customers have become close personal friends. He will miss all of you, miss his special coffee and sandwiches. But the reality of the situation is multifaceted. It was getting very difficult for him physically and mentally to do back to back markets and the financial vialbility of the market has been waning for many years. 

The GOOD news is that:
1- the farm is only 87 miles away
2- the Brooklyn market is a 25 minute train ride away

3- MAX DELIVERY will now be carrying some of Ray’s Pork!!

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We are so excited to announce that Bradley Farm has started working with the well known, and highly reliable Max Delivery, a fabulous at home delivery company (co owned by a long time Bradley Farm customer!) with a one hour delivery time frame.

As a start, they will offer a limited number of Ray’s pork products so we can see how it goes.  Starting today, you will be able to order Ray’s breakfast, sweet, or hot sausages, his ground pork, and pork stew meat. All products are sold at the same price point! ($14/ lb).
Delivery zone is anywhere from 96 Street East and West and below, and there is a minimum order of $30.  For now they are generously offering free delivery with the discount code BRADLEY. Start your online shopping here!

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Buy a half a pig!

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This is a little over 70lbs of meat, (what a half pig yields after breakdown) and representative of all the major cuts. This is a preset package, no substitutions, no special requests. As a courtesy, Ray will divide it into 2 boxes if you don’t have freezer capacity for all of it It includes: 
23 packs of regular cut pork chops, 2 to a package 
2 boneless roasts (2-3 lbs each) 
8 lbs bacon 
1 rack of spare ribs 
5 lbs ground pork 
7 lbs Sweet Italian Sausage 
5 lbs Hot Italian Sausage 
7 lbs Breakfast Sausage 
1 pack trotters 
1 pack fatback 
1 pack leaf lard 
1 bag pork neck bones

INTRODUCING OUR NEW HONEY BEER!

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We are so happy with our collaboration with 2 Way Brewing Company, It’s Ray approved, so you know it is good. Beacon X Bradley Honey Saison, made with Ray’s honey. It’s a two row pale ale and white wheat malt build the foundation for this one of a kind Saison. A generous addition of dark honey from the farm and 2 Way Brewing’s local strain of yeast give this a superb and unique local flavor. Dry, crisp, and refreshing with a fruity nose and hits of coriander this one is crafted with the summer heat in mind. 7%.

 

Pick your own flowers on the farm!

We are so excited that new for 2018, Ray has planted 2 rows of flowers exclusively to “pick your own”.  This is a great and simple pleasure – walking and selecting blooms, appreciating the plants in a new way, while putting together a beautiful and completely unique bouquet.  Right now we are ready to pick some beautiful Black eyed susies and our zinneas should be good to go very soon! And just like his produce, Ray’s flowers are extra sturdy and grown to last! $1.00 per stem.

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Kegged NYS Wine on Tap at Bradley Farm!

The ONE and ONLY VENUE to offer Gotham Project’s  NYS Wine in a Keg in Ulster County is Bradley Farm!!!!

 

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Thanks to long time farm fan and cofounder of the Gotham Project Bruce Schneider, we are now serving  the 2016 Empire Builder Rose, and the 2015 Gotham Project Riesling from the Finger Lakes.

Why Wine on Tap????  No one tells the story of wine on tap better than Bruce so make sure you check out their website. For Ray, who is all about freshness of any product, he is thrilled to eliminate oxidized wine by the glass, and reduce waste and use of bottles, closure and labels.

Not to mention, how great both wines are!


2015 Gotham Project Riesling, Finger Lakes – This is Gotham’s first and signature wine, “The Finger” From  Seneca Lakes Wagner and Fulkerson Vineyards. Vinified separately, and then blended together, for a perfect balance of 8 grams of acid balanced by 12 grams sugar.  Aromas of tangerine, orange peel, lime and stone fruit.

2016 Empire Builder Rose – From the North Fork of Long Island, a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There are only 6 hours of skin contact prior to pressing, followed by fermentation and aging in stainless steel at cool temperatures to preserve the wine’s fresh fruit notes and bright aromatics.

Not to worry, we still love our farm brewed and other local beers and will continue to serve them too!!!

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Ray’s Pork is now featured at the Fulton Stall Market through April 24th!

GREAT NEWS for Manhattan customers suffering from Ray withdrawals!!!  Ray’s pork, including pork chops, sausages, ground pork, bratwurst, hot dogs, bacon and small roasts, will be stocked at this Pop up Farm stand at the South Street Seaport starting this Saturday 4/16- Thursdays through Sundays.

The EscapeMaker Pop Up Shop located inside the Fulton Stall Market on 207A Front Street, will be open to the public Thursdays and Fridays (12:00pm-6:00pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (11am-5pm), March 31st through April 24th.

 

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PLUS, next weekend on Sunday, 4.24 Pull Brewing will be there offering samples of the beer and selling growlers.   97th Street customers – come on down!!!!! AND thank you Bob Lewis for giving us this opportunity.

RB BREW in conjunction with PULL BREWING now has farm brewed beer available for sale!

We now have growlers available for sale- You can refill your growler once weekly or we are happy to accommodate any schedule you want. At the moment, growlers can be refilled at the farm only, but we anticipate being able to re fill them at the Greenmarkets very very soon.

Right now we have Bradley Farm House Ale ready to go! This is an ale brewed with Belgian and New York State grains, hops, and Ray’s prize honey. Made in the Franco-Belgian style of Bier-de-Garde/Saison it has a light body, moderate alcohol, and a slightly tart finish.

Each growler is 64 ounces (roughly 4 glasses).  Price is $20 including tax, plus a $4 bottle deposit. Refill your growler when you want for $20 – right now, refills can only be done at the farm, but  very very soon we should be able to refill them at both of Ray’s Greenmarkets!    

 

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Get a growler subscription to suit your needs!!! 

  • 3 Months of Beer (1) 64 oz. growler per week for 12 weeks – $275 plus tax
  • 6 Months of Beer (1) 64 oz. growler per week for 24 weeks-  $500 plus tax

Having a Party???

  • Order your kegs and sixtels for any upcoming holiday parties!!!  We should have the Farm House Ale available, as well as a Porter Rye and a Tricerahopter IPA.
  • Kegs  ( ½ barrel, 15.5 gallons, about 120 glasses)are $285 plus tax.
  • Sixtels ( 1/6 keg), 5 gallons, 40 glasses) are $95 plus tax

Please note that deposits are required on kegs and sixtels, and delivery fees vary based on location if they cannot be picked up at the farm or greenmarkets. We can also rent you taps for dispensing the beer.

The 2014 Sunday Summer Dinner Series – A Recap

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collage of 2nd dinner by jennawines for third dinner

We can’t say enough about the wonderful  2014 summer dinner series.  Each one unique and special, all memorable.  Hats off to Chef Saul Bolton for his dinner, and what appears to be the “best” dish of the summer – his sugar snap pea soup.  Ray, you have not lost your culinary touch, and thanks to Justin Farmer for his help in dinner number two.  Chef Josh Cohen, you catapulted us to  end the series on a very high note,  and rumor has it you have already committed to coming back next year!

There are no words to thank everyone else who makes these dinners happen.  Kevin Zraly and Daniel Johnnes, the best wine friends any farmer can have, Paul, Risa and John, Jody, Linda, Kendra, Lu and Don,  our star triplet Bella, behind the scenes and serving the food, a million thanks to you all.

And to all the diners, who traveled as far away as Toronto, and as close as across the street, without your support, we could not  have these dinners.  We are already dreaming and planning for 2015!

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