Emily De Vito
Updated: November 25, 2020 02:24 PM
Created: November 25, 2020 12:24 PM
ALTAMONT – Indian Ladder Farms is doing something different for Thanksgiving this year. For the first time ever, the farm offered meals to-go for the holiday.
"We knew with the pandemic a lot of people would be doing different types of Thanksgivings than they've had before and little small gatherings," explained Indian Ladder Farms General Manager Laura Ten Eyck.
The farm said it got more than 30 orders for the meals that can feed families of 10 or 5. The farm was also inspired by its new chef to start selling the meals. Chef Luca Burnelle said he was excited to create food that comes from all local, fresh ingredients.
"It's a chef's dream," said Burnelle.
The meals include apple cider donut stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry chutney, squash, and a green bean casserole. The turkey was prepared in a specific way.
"One of the things that sets us apart is we smoke our own turkeys," said Burnelle. "I brine them for 24 hours and I smoke them in our Franken Fire smoker and use items from the farm. Ciders, thyme, rosemary, and sage.
People had to order their meals by last weekend. However, you can still go to the Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery to get some beverages for your meals.
For a ham, they suggest a rosemary cider to pair.
"For the turkey, we went with a kind of straight up German style Pilsner called Princess Pills," explained Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery Co-owner Dietrich Gehring. "It's kind of a very nice, clean, full body Pilsner beer we thought it would complement the turkey very nicely without overpowering it."
The farm is also ready to celebrate Thanksgiving into the weekend with fire pits set up that people can reserve. They have also started to sell Christmas Trees.
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