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    The 2011 Sharon Springs Heirloom Recipe Advent Calendar

    BY:Josh and Brent

      {Scroll to the bottom of the post for each day’s new entry…} The townsfolk, farmers, businesspersons and neighbors of Sharon Springs wanted to give everyone a gift to thank you for being so supportive of our village this year. So building on the community growing around The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook, everyone in town […]

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    The Color Purple: A Frosty Garden

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    I’ll admit it. I’m a gambling man. Many gardeners begin cleaning out their garden right after the first frost. While they know that many species in the garden can handle light frosts, many like to go ahead and harvest whatever produce remains, and clean up the garden before a really hard frost kills everything. But […]

    Read More Posted In: All Garden / Beet/Turnip/Rutabaga / Broccoli/Cauliflower / Cabbage / Collards/Kale / Garden / General / Josh's Blog
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    Mary Prepares for Christmas

    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 It does not seem to matter if it is gray and snowy in the […]

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    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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    Urban Gardens

    BY:Josh and Brent

      We like to joke that our first “farm” was on the rooftop of our NYC apartment building.  It was there that we grew our first heirloom tomatoes (along with peppers, shallots, squash, cucumbers, and every herb imaginable).  Here Beekman 1802 guest blogger Tracy Linden gives some tips on starting your own vegetable garden no […]

    Read More Posted In: All Garden / Garden / Garden Tips and Techniques / General
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    The Rookery Wreath

    BY:Josh and Brent

    The dropping of the leaves in autumn reveals an entirely new beautiful layer of nature. A crunchy walk around the farm always reveals some of the abandoned construction projects of Spring and Summer – birds nests. Often the approaching winds of winter knock some of them to the ground, and we love collecting them to […]

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    Got you Covered

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Many of the products we design at Beekman 1802 are the result of an unmet need.   The Iron Block Bud Vase came about because we wanted a way to display towering branches of cherry and apple blossoms.  Our Fresh Air multi-purpose room and body sprays came about because we wanted a beautiful scent that […]

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    Welcome Country Living Readers

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Hi, Country Living Magazine readers. We’re glad to meet you.  (Don’t get Country Living, see the article from the November 2011 issue by clicking here.) If you just read about us in your November 2011 issue, and this is your first time here…welcome! If you liked the recipes in the magazine and are interested […]

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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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