A few weeks ago, Zach and I headed upstate for the day to visit the Storm King Art Center. While I would have loved to stop by the famous Blue Hill Farm on our way, it seems that reservations are few and far between, so I set out to find a similar option close by.
I stumbled upon Blooming Hill Farm on Yelp, where it gets phenomenal reviews, so we decided to stop by for breakfast on our way to the park. Luckily, it ended up only being about 15 minutes away from the art center, so it was the perfect way to start our day. We arrived around 10:30 a.m. and headed right into the main building to grab breakfast. Luckily, the outdoor dining area wasn’t crowded, but the indoor farmers market was in full swing.
Since we had some time while our food was being prepared, we enjoyed walking through the rows of herbs, fresh fruit and vegetables in the farmers market and even exploring the grounds a bit before our food was ready.
The whole place had a rustic farm vibe to it, with lots of DIY decor and an abundance of unique plants and green life. It was the perfect place for family or friends to spend a relaxing Saturday morning or early afternoon.
For breakfast, we ended going with the breakfast pizza, two glasses of fresh lemonade and a side of bacon, which overall only came to around $20 (a breath of fresh air compared to NYC prices). Not only did this pizza look appetizing, it ended up being by far the best breakfast pizza that I’ve ever tasted. The sauce was clearly handmade, the vegetables, eggs and bacon so fresh. I’m still dreaming about it today.
After we devoured our pizza, we walked through the grounds a bit more, exploring another event space that they have close by, only to find that they serve homemade seasonal cocktails. We of course had to have one while we were there and they did not disappoint – topped off with fresh herbs and a lime, both of our drinks were super light and refreshing and only $8.
It was the perfect way to top off a great breakfast and the best way to kick off our eventful day. If you’re heading to the park or just visiting the Hudson Valley, I highly recommend this spot for a quick bite or stop in and grab a few fresh treats from the farmers market.