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April Maple Brunch Buffet and Farm Tour at Bees Knees Cafe

Written By Editor on 3/28/17 | 3/28/17

Preston Hollow, NY: The annual Maple Brunch Buffet at the Bees Knees Café celebrates the new season of maple syrup and beginning of spring on the farm! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and see the farm animals getting ready to leave their winter quarters to start the new season. The Maple Brunch Buffet is both Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. The Buffet runs from 10am-3pm, with the farm tour at 11am.

Price is $19 per adult and children pay their age. The price includes the farm tour. Reservations are necessary by calling 518-239-6234 or e-mailing

The brunch is held at the Bees Knees Café in the original 1820s farmhouse, right on the farm.  Heather Ridge Farm is a mixed livestock and poultry farm, the Café serves food grown on the farm as well as vegetables, fruits and dairy products from other nearby farms.  The maple syrup is made by Cook Family Farm, from trees on Heather Ridge Farm as well as neighboring trees.

The menu includes pancakes, both fluffy buttermilk and gluten free cornmeal cakes, and several grades of warmed maple syrup can be sampled. Corned beef hash, scrapple, spinach tart with Barbers Farm greens, potato torta with wild chives and local Brovetto cheese, fresh farm eggs to order, maple cupcakes, gluten free apple crisp are also on the buffet. Freshly roasted organic fair trade coffee, assorted teas, juice, Cowbella milk and farm-made “Patent Root Beer” round out the menu.

On the tour, guests will see the herd of goats, including some very pregnant does due to kid in a couple weeks, the flock of breeding sheep, the guard llamas, rams, buck, donkeys, alpacas, geese, guinea fowl and laying hens.  Heather Ridge Farm is proud to be certified Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grassfed.

The Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm is located at 989 Broome Center Road, Preston Hollow, NY.  518-239-6234. The café and farm store are open every Saturday and Sunday year-round, with an expanded summer schedule. Menus and a calendar of events are updated weekly on its website at

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