Our blueberries are finally in season. They are perfect in recipes or just straight out of a bowl.
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
The honey bees have never been busier than this year and to our surprise, we had 8 supers to extract from in no time at all providing us with nearly 300 pounds of honey with our first extraction.
|Our entomologist friend and resident apiarist, Brent, prepares to gather the supers|
|We eat the honeycomb too - there are many nutritional values to this delicious treat|
|Filling the honey jars for sale at our farmstand|
|Many delicious ways to use honey - here, Katharina and Quinlan prepare Baklava|
|So many paths to enjoyment|
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
|Kingsley's Uncle Bronson, at the Madison Beach Club location, 1910|
Dear Kelly and Kingsley,
Every time I pick up my CSA, I wonder about the history of Barberry Hill Farm. How did it start? Thanks, and I loved my share box!
That's a great question. Barberry Hill Farm has been in our family since it was built back in 1909.
Kingsley's great uncle, Henry Warren Goddard was a circuit court judge in New York City. As a little boy, he and his five brothers and one sister had summered in Madison in the mid 1800's.
Just after the turn of the century, he bought this property, while his brother Ralph Goddard bought the property across the street. They both built summer and weekend homes. When Henry Warren Goddard died, Kingsley's father, Richard Mason Goddard Jr.. bought it from Henry's widow.
While it has been a gentleman's farm, Barberry Hill Farm was evolved into a working farm by Kingsley when his father died in 1987.
Here are some family photographs of the farm and Madison from the early days.
|Middle Beach Road|
|Kingsley's Father, A Great Fisherman|
|Kingsley's Grandfather and Great Uncle in "The Florence"|
|Picnicking on Tuxis Island|