Share the Harvest
Farm tour: 6:30 p.m.
Farm table seating: 7:00 p.m.
Open 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 with a drink. Enjoy 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 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. A summer menu may feature chevre, roasted beet and wild mint bruschetta, summer squash soup with parsley mint pistou, peppered roast duck with port black currant sauce and sautéed green beans, greens with monarda vinaigrette and strawberry panna cotta.
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 applied. 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 for Saturday dining on June 18th. Last dinner of the season is October 22
New this year –The Home Chef Dinners throughout July and August will celebrate the skills, creativity and ingenuity of retired professional chefs and home chefs. Menu posted two weeks in advance of the Home Chef Dinner.
July 23 – Mark Vamos
July 30 – Martha Frame – A French Twist
August 6 – Samantha Lord and Peter Amorosa – An Asian Affair
August 13 – Tom Bergin – “Smoked” - a BBQ Extravaganza
Want to dine at Fable mid week or pre or post season? Fable is available for private parties. 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. Or rent Fable’s kitchen and dining space and chef your own event! We can help with menu selection or foraging and shopping for farm fresh ingredients.
Fable Sunday Farm Tour and Brunch
Open Sundays May 29 to October 9
11 a.m. farm tour
Noon farm feast buffet
The $25 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 5 and under are half price. Beer and wine are 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, milk and juice. 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. Reservations required.
Farm Weddings and Parties
Stone & Thistle Farm is ideal 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.
Unique and comfortable lodging is available on the farm at Stone & Thistle Farm’s Farmhand Cabin or Farmhouse Suite or in Harmony Hill Lodging and Retreat Center’s tree house yurts or mountain chalet, located a stone's throw from the farm.
Stone & Thistle Farm
1211 Kelso Road
East Meredith, NY 13757