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Murphy Intro

Murphy, the Guide Dog in Training at the Kittle House Meet Murphy! Like any 3-week-old puppy he is soft, sweet, silly and just about the cutest thing ever. But behind this precious exterior is a little dog learning to take on a big responsibility. Murphy is in training at Guiding Eyes for the Blind in...

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Local Grain Bowls

Sourcing Grain Locally Over the past several years, super foods have made their way into the diets of Americans across the country. Quinoa, faro, and grains alike qualify as these types of  super foods, encompassing a high nutritional component that help people live a healthy (and tasty) life. “The Whole Grains Council reports that whole...

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News from the Livestock Conservancy

Saving Endangered Hog Breeds Discover, Secure, and Sustain: Progress in 2015 By Alison Martin “Three-year research initiative. The completion of this program yielded important tools for heritage swine breeders and deeply impacts our approach to swine conservation in coming years. Heritage pork has surged in popularity among consumers and chefs, and energetic breeders saw four...

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Cheese Please!

Say Cheese! The Kittle House Cheeses Do you love cheese? Every year, countless cheeses enter into the Kittle House kitchen, but only the strong (or at least delicious) cheeses make it onto our menu. No matter how stinky or sweet a cheese is, Chef Jay and John Crabtree have accepted the daily challenge to discover...

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Dandelion Greens

Foraged Dandelions To Eat! Did you know that dandelion greens belong to one of the largest plant families, the Sunflower? Dandelions are considered one of those pesky weeds that pop up as soon as the weather begins to warm. Rather than terminating these weeds, we decided to do the most eco-friendly solution we could think...

Pea Tendrils
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It’s Planting Season!

KITTLE GARDEN PLANTING SEASON! We’re gearing up for planting season and can’t wait to have our gardens overfilling with luscious vegetables and herbs. EDIBLE KITTLE INN Blauschokker Peas/Trellis Tom Thumb Pea Pansy Edible Fleur Red Cabbage Seedlings Assorted Red and Green Lettuce Head Seedings Petite Pois/Will be planted soon KITTLE GARDEN RAISED BEDS Parisian Market...

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Gorgeous Hudson Valley Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted, Mashed, or Broiled? Was that really snow this past weekend? It sure was, but even when the weather acts up, our farmers always come through with their fresh, Hudson Valley produce. These days, we’re looking forward to our next delivery of hudson valley heriloom potatoes, because with weather like this – sunny and warm,...

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Food Highlight: Venison

Spotlight on a local farm; HIGHLAND FARM, GERMANTOWN, NY I think we can all agree that Mother Nature has us constantly checking our weather app on our phones – will it be a balmy 60 degrees? Or perhaps a -2 degrees with that brutal wind chill. Despite those warmer days, the winter months can be...

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Hank’s X-tra Special Bean

Hudson Valley’s Farm-to-Table Commitment Throughout the Hudson Valley, ‘Farm-to-Table’ is one of the most inviting, and recently, ubiquitous phrases you will hear. Crabtree’s Kittle House is proud to be considered one of the pioneers that began this movement in the early 1980’s as a natural progression of their restaurant philosophy – to support local purveyors,...