Share the Harvest
Farm tour: 6:30 p.m.
Farm table seating: 7:00 p.m.
Open Select Saturdays June to October.
Dining at Fable = farm + table, is a unique farm and culinary adventure. The evening begins with a 6:30 farm tour led by Farmer Tom. Relax on the stone patio and enjoy a drink and the view of sheep grazing the hillsides and cows grazing the mountain pastures. At 7:00 p.m. guests enter the modern addition of the 1860 Greek Revival farmhouse and gather around the harvest table to enjoy great food and company. The four-course, prix-fixe menu features the best of the farm's just-harvested meats, dairy and produce. Locally grown and produced cheese, vegetables and fruit are also featured. An early summer menu may include steamed peas in the pod with lemon verbena beurre blanc, roast lamb with shallots, garlic and rosemary on a bed of new potatoes and rhubarb strawberry tart with goat crème frâiche.
The price for the prix-fixe dinner is $55 per person, excluding tax and service. Organic and New York State wine and locally brewed beer are available by the glass or bottle. You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer. A $10 corkage fee is charged per wine bottle.
By reservation only via phone or email. Credit card number is necessary to reserve your seat. If you cancel after 6 p.m. on Friday, or if you are a no-show, your credit card will be charged the full, prix-fixe menu charge. You may send a friend in your place! Groups of ten persons or more require a nonrefundable deposit of 50%.
If there are not enough reservations for dinner or brunch, we will regrettably cancel and inform you by 6 pm on Friday. While this happens infrequently, we thank you for understanding.
Open on select Saturdays:
Want to dine at Fable on a date not listed? Fable is available for private parties and weddings. Put together a group of 12 or more and Fable is yours for the evening. We will create a farm-fresh seasonal menu that suits your taste.
Lodging is available on the farm at Stone & Thistle Farm's farm stay and bed & breakfast or in Harmony Hill Lodging and Retreat Center's tree house yurts or mountain chalet, located a stone's throw from the farm.
Fable Sunday Farm Tour and Brunch
Open Select Sundays May to October
11 a.m. farm tour
Noon farm feast buffet
The $20 per person brunch (includes tax and service) is preceded by an 11 am tour of the farm. The hour-long farm tour is geared towards families and includes hands-on activities such as petting the animals and collecting eggs. Adults looking for an in-depth farm tour and agricultural discussion should consider the farm's workshops. Children 10 and under are half price. Beer and wine is available. Brunch on the farm is relaxed and buffet style. Like Fable's Saturday night dining, the buffet features the best of the farm's harvest of meats, produce, dairy and eggs and highlights local farms' bounty. A sample buffet may include farm-made granola with goat's milk yogurt, bread pudding, French toast, muffins, frittata, omelets, sausage, bacon, fruits, salads, goat milk and juices. Join us in the dining room or eat outside on the patio or picnic tables. Spread a tablecloth on the grass and enjoy the view of sheep, goats and cows grazing the pastures.
Open on select Sundays:
Farm Weddings and Parties
Stone & Thistle Farm is the ideal location for a small, unique country wedding, rehearsal dinner or private party on a beautiful working farm in the Catskills. Imagine white tents in green pastures with views of cows and sheep grazing the hillsides; a seasonal feast lovingly prepared in the farm's restaurant Fable; bride and groom arriving on carriage or horseback; guests entertained by a sheepherding demonstrations; wildflowers picked from the meadows decorating the tables and tents; dancing by firelight on the bluestone patio with the night sky sparkling in the background.
Please call or email for prices for renting the farm, catering by Fable and other farm events. You may also use your own catering company if you choose not to use Fable for catering.
Lodging is available for one family on the farm at our farm stay-bed & breakfast or at Harmony Hill Lodging and Retreat Center located a stone's throw from the farm. Harmony Hill's tree house yurts and mountain chalet provide unique and comfortable lodging for your guests
Stone & Thistle Farm
1211 Kelso Road
East Meredith, NY 13757