1802 Blogs

  • Something Old & Something New

    BY:Josh and Brent

    The Beekman 1802 Annex is now open for business!   Josh’s grandfather (pictured above) used to own a small grocery in nearby Coxsackie, NY, so an eye for the essential (and the elaborate) runs in the family. In 1802, William Beekman, one of upstate New York’s most successful merchants, built the residence and farm we […]

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  • The Chatter (Nov)

    BY:Josh and Brent

      We’ve lobbied really hard for Garrison Keillor to give up life in Lake Wobegone and move to Sharon Springs,  but thus far he has not answered our letters or returned our calls. Sharon Springs has beautiful people and above-average children, too, so on to Plan B. What is a small town village without a […]

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  • Josh’s Fall Reading List

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    Here’s what I have on my nightstand as the weather turns chilly. What’s on your’s? From Our Grandmothers’ Kitchens One of our favorite magazines, Cooks Country Magazine believes in heirloom cooking as much as we do. From readers’ family favorite recipes, Cooks Country tested and perfected recipes from around the country. Woodswoman: Living Alone in […]

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  • The Chatter (Oct)

    BY:Josh and Brent

        We’ve lobbied really hard for Garrison Keillor to give up life in Lake Wobegone and move to Sharon Springs,  but thus far he has not answered our letters or returned our calls. Sharon Springs has beautiful people and above-average children, too, so on to Plan B. What is a small town village without […]

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  • Morning Bells

    BY:Josh and Brent

      To celebrate the release of the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook, we were invited to ring the bell to open the NASDAQ stock exchange. Here’s the transcript from the president’s address: Well good morning everyone.  It is truly my great pleasure to welcome the stars of the hit television show, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” Josh […]

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  • Mary Cooks

    BY:Mary Beekman

      Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America Father likes mincemeat pie the best.  It takes a long time to make.  […]

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  • 2011 Harvest Festival Photo Tour

    BY:Josh and Brent

      The hardest working village in America pulled it off once again! For the 2011 Harvest Festival this past weekend, Sharon Springs (population 547) swelled to over 10 times its size…which roughly matches the size of its heart.  Though the weather forecast called for two straight days of rain, we all consulted our Farmers Almanacs […]

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  • The Farmer’s Prayer

    BY:Josh and Brent

    For every special event in Sharon Springs, we try to decorate the windows of the Mercantile with an appropriate theme. The Mercantile is housed in an old hotel building and not a storefront with traditional plate glass.   Instead we have a long row of windows and storm windows. Because window decorations are both temporary and […]

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  • Reviews are In

    BY:Josh and Brent

      We think the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook is the most beautiful, practical, and best-valued cookbook to be released this year, but don’t just take our word for it.  See what others are saying:               The Beekman Boys, aka Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge, two former city dwellers who share tales […]

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  • Art of Farming 2011

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Last year Brent worked with Sotheby’s and a dedicated team of chairpersons to create the first-ever auction of heirloom vegetables on the floor of an elite auction house.  The event raised half-a-million dollars to support local farms and educational programs. This year a portion of the proceeds for GrowNYC will be directed to help […]

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