You wanna know why people are so good and neighborly in Sharon Springs? It’s simple. Given the choice between spending Sunday mornings repenting in church or chowing down at the Stone House Farm’s pancake breakfast makes being virtuous an easy decision. Fresh maple syrup dripping down steaming, fluffy all-you-can-eat pancakes might be hell on your New Year’s diet, but it’s heaven on frozen February earth. (For those less-than-righteous neighbors who need a little church time, the pancake breakfast is served Saturday too.)
Stone House Farm is already nationally famous for their Jersey Girl cheese (which has been served everywhere from the U.S. Open to the White House.) But they’re locally beloved for their pancake breakfasts, served right in their maple syrup sap house. Thousands of folks drive, snowmobile and fly to Stone House Farm every season to chow down right next to the giant wood-fired evaporator that’s boiling down the sap for next weekend’s pancakes.
Yes, we said people “fly” in. As in: there are planes parked outside most weeks. Seriously. These planes aren’t decorative props. Check out the fresh landing gear tracks…
Oh, and like all great things in Sharon Springs…you can trace a direct line to Farmer John. Stone House Farm is owned and operated by John’s sister and brother-in-law, Patty and Tim Everett. And most weekends you’ll find John’s father Harold manning the door, along with a few other of John’s sisters, nieces & nephews helping out with the packed tables.
We’ll be honest…it’s tough for us to come up with many reasons to visit Sharon Springs during the coldest months of the year… but…this is the only time of year you can get a famous Stone House Farm breakfast. Cuz the pancake batter only pours while the sap is running…and that’s only between February and April.
Check out more photos below and plan your trip now. We’ll tell Harold to give you a seat next to the evaporator. (It’s the warmest place in Sharon Springs.)