Food Field Trip: A Day A-Whey to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard

Photo: Saxelby Cheesemongers

Photo: Saxelby Cheesemongers

September is a great time for a field trip to Hudson Valley farm country.  You can join uber-cheesemistress Ann Saxelby for her annual Day A-Whey. Here are the details:

A Day A-Whey to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard

Sunday, September 27th 2009
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Trip begins and ends at Saxelby Cheesemongers, 120 Essex Street
for tickets ($95) and more info, visit

Here’s what Ann has to say about her Day A-Whey:

Jump on the bus and come along on our Day A-Whey farm field trip to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard!  Join us on our chartered coach as we explore the finest of the Hudson Valley’s farm country at the peak of fall foliage.

The first stop on our Day A-Whey adventure is Sprout Creek Farm, where we’ll see first hand how fine farmstead cheese is made.  After a tour of the farm and creamery, guests will be treated to a lavish picnic lunch featuring locally foraged foods and Sprout Creek cheeses.  In the afternoon we’ll continue on to Terhune Orchard for a few hours of sunshine and apple picking.  The coach will return to the city in the early evening after a full day of farm goodness!

Sprout Creek Farm, located just about an hour and a half north of the city in Poughkeepsie, was founded by nuns in the late 1980s as a place for children to reconnect with nature and learn about agriculture.  After almost 30 years of agri-education, Sprout Creek has come to be one of the premier creameries in the country.

How to Get Your Day A-Whey: For tickets ($95) and information visit

***Please note that the ticket price includes transportation, food, and apple picking***

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