For the week of June 24 - 30, 2011 the edible Communities of New York are promoting the Eat Drink Local Week. The event is intended to raise awareness of the bounty of products from the region.
We were asked by edible Hudson Valley to participate, which to us is an easy and natural thing to do. After all, many of the products and produce served at Gunk Haus come from as close as the literal stone throw (watch out Debbie, Julie, and Charles, I am tempted to give this one a try ... ;-).
All our sausages and the pork chops are from Elia's Meat Market in Highland. Our meat for burgers, roast beef, and short ribs comes from the C.E Osterhoudt Farm in Stone Ridge.
Our wine list features wines by Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery in Warwick, and Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery in Gardiner. We also offer spirits by Warwick and Whitecliff, as well as by Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner. Our beer list features beers by Keegan Ales in Kingston, which is also home to Monkey Joe Coffee Roasting, where our coffee and espresso is from.
Our Short Ribs gravy is made with wine from Kedem Winery in Marlboro. We serve milk by Hudson Valley Fresh, a Dutchess County dairy cooperative.
Our apple cider is from our neighbor Minard Farms, which also supplies us with fruit during picking season, as do our other neighbors, Hurds Farms and Little Dog Orchard.
Just three miles down the road from us is our fresh produce supplier Red Barn Produce, which works closely with many area farms, like the Roundout Valley Growers' Association, Saunderskill Farms, Sorbello's Greenhouses, Tantillo's Farm, and Taliaferro Farms, to name a few.
As you can see, local comes natural to us.