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    Palm of Your Hand

    BY:Dr. Brent

      It seems like virtually every employee that finds their way to Beekman 1802 has creative streak that cannot be suppressed.  Even the long days and hard work at a fast-growing company cannot deter. Vicki Whicker is the Beekman 1802 Director of Wholesale Accounts. In 2011, Vicki left Los Angeles for central New York to […]

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    There Goes the Neighborhood

    BY:Dr. Brent

    We’ve often spoke of our love of community, not just the one that we found in Sharon Springs when we moved here, but all the opportunities we have in our daily lives to find good “neighbors” – online, in the Mercantile, sitting next to us on an airplane….wherever.

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    Barber of the Ville

    BY:Dr. Brent

    One of life’s most memorable experiences (for proud parents) is the first haircut.  Now that Josh is a full-time resident in Sharon Springs, we thought it was time to introduce him to the town barbershop. Keith Mallery is the barber in Sharon Springs.  His father was the town barber before him.  Keith worked in the […]

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    You Should Read Poetry in Bed

    BY:Dr. Brent

      You Should Read Poetry in Bed to the Person You Love by Brent Ridge     You should read poetry In bed To the person you love Because   You will see things That you have not seen Before or For a while Like The light in their hair The color of their eye […]

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    A New Year

    BY:Dr. Brent

      At the start of any relationship, there are love letters, there are fireworks, and birds singing. In 2008, we celebrated our 10th anniversary by buying one another the traditional gift of  “tin”. The reason we had to cash in our life savings and take out a half-million dollar mortgage was because the “tin” happened […]

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    Winter on Main Street

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Last winter there was so little snow that the 20 or so inches blanketing the village right now hardly seem like a nuisance.  Take a wintery stroll with us down Main Street. Wish you were here!     Want to join us for a wintery walk around the farm?  Click here

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  • The first winter storm of every year makes us marvel at the wonderful construction of the farmhouse.  200 + years atop a brutal hill is quite the feat

    Walk After Snowstorm

    BY:Dr. Brent

    A snowy walk around Beekman 1802 Farm with Brent, Josh & Josh’s parents.

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    Gambling Man

    BY:Dr. Brent

    He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy You gotta learn to play it right For some people, everything they needed to know, they learned in kindergarten. For me it came a little later—as a 6 year old in the autumn of 1978. While eating an afterschool snack at grandma’s house and watching re-runs […]

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    Tarred Heels

    BY:Josh and Brent

    On a visit to the Williams-Sonoma in Greensboro, NC, for a cookbook signing, we had time to visit with Brent’s family.  We each gained 5 pounds that weekend and both returned to the farm with Southern accents.

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    In Memory of

    BY:Dr. Brent

    “The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.” ~ Joan Borysenko     As a medical student and then a physician, what drew me to older patients was, of all things, history. How else as a young adult could I have had tangible access to witnesses to the Holocaust, the […]

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