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    Healing Waters

    BY:Josh and Brent

    The Native Americans of the Mohawk Valley were the first to discovery the mystical beauty of Sharon and the healing powers of its mineral springs, using the sulfur-rich waters to heal the skin. (These same waters are used in our Beekman 1802 soaps.) Sharon Springs is one of the only places in the world with […]

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    Garden-Inspired

    BY:Josh and Brent

      When we were younger, Christmas seemed always to be forever and a day away.  We started counting the days as soon as the last present under the tree was unwrapped. Silly kids. Now the day we long for is when the garden is at its peak and the harvest an embarrassment of riches unlike […]

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    Mary and Laundry

    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 When it is laundry day, I have to stay far out of the […]

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    What’s that Smell?

    BY:Dr. Brent

        One of the first things we hear when people enter the Mercantile is “I can smell your store from half-way down the street.” It’s true.  With over 200 essential oils at use in our various products, the eau de Beekman 1802 is enticing. But essential oils are more than just olfactory thrills.  They […]

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    Hyde Hall

    BY:Mitchell Owens

      Since childhood I’ve been obsessed with historic houses, whether modest or magnificent. Much of this passion has to do with the intriguing stories old houses have to tell—after all, one can swoon over a building’s architectural style but the narrative behind its creation is what gives it life. Which explains why I fell madly […]

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    Love Me Knots

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Somewhere in the corner, there’s usually a box sitting undisturbed.  Neatly folded, ironed and starched, pieces of linen, clothwork and lace are housed in plastic zip lock bags.  When opened, a whisper of air rushes out making a sound vaguely like the words “use me”. Like most others, when browsing through antique stores we would […]

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    Playing for Keeps

    BY:Zone 9 Deputy Gardener Laurie Gore

    “We’re Playing for Keeps Now” Gopher Wars Part II The idea of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is that you approach a pest problem with a series of steps so that the solution to your problem causes the least harm to the environment. Think of it as the gradual escalation of hostilities. They say there are […]

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    8 Prep-minute Strawberry/Basil Galette

    BY:Josh and Brent

    You know how sometimes you have last minute visitors dropping by and you sorta want to just open up a bag of store-bought cookies but you can’t really do that because you have a fancy cookbook coming out in a few months, and a website all about good living, and a TV show where everything […]

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    Tab Hunter Garlic Scape Pesto

    BY:Josh and Brent

      What does 1950’s screen star Tab Hunter have to do with garlic scapes and pesto? Well, we’ll be honest…not much. But, as some of you already know, we often name recipes after the person who either inspired or simply ate the meal with us. Last winter, Josh appeared in a double-billing book reading in […]

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    Goat Milk Cheesecake

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Last year we worked with one of our dear friends, Suzann Kipp, to develop a twist on the classic cheese cake—using goat milk from the farm.  We also wanted to think of a unique crust.  During William Beekman’s time, one of the few baked goods readily available to satisfy his sweet tooth was short bread, […]

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