Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Food for Everyone!

Last Thursday's event at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia was a huge success! Over $70,000 was raised for the Regional Food Bank of Albany. The mansion was at its full capacity seating over 350 guests who wined and dined with local chefs creations from the area's harvest. Guests had the chance to win beautiful artwork, dinner for 8 aboard a yacht with a local chef, even a hydroplane for two over Lake Geroge with a gourmet lunch!

Thanks to everyone who attended and visited our tasting. It sounds like we have quite a few more fans in the capital region! Also thanks to our local distributor, Adventure in Food Trading, for having us. Visit them in the Menand's Farmer's Market for great cheeses, meats and other adventurous delicacies! I recommend the pomograntate molasses on some our fresh cheese-what a treat!

Celebrating the Hudson Valley Harvest at the CIA


The CIA's first ever Hudson Valley Harvest dinner turned out to be quite a success. Beautiful fall weather, scrumptuous cheeses, and an outdoor farmer's market. Our herbed fresh cheese was featured in the cheese course topped with Beth's Farm Kitchen Hot Plum Chutney. Check out the CIA's web-site for their upcoming Winter Dining Series (yes I just used the W word).

Monday, September 22, 2008

Coach Farm vs. Manolo Blahnik

This morning we came across this blog post and just had to share it! It says something when your cheese is preferred over a pair of Manolos!


September 19, 2008
Murray's Cheese is as magical as a unicorn.

It's got everything going for it. A perfect location. CHEESE. Olives of every ilk. CHEESE. Weird and special yogurt. CHEESE. Oh you get my drift.

The thing is, I'm a little bit terrified of the cheese counter.Without hesitation I'll pick up off-the-shelf items like honey on the comb, artisinal butters and yogurts, small loaves of local bread, and other rare and special things. But pulling a number for service at the counter. . . I just can't do it.

And that's why I have to call in my cheese husband, Vince. Lisa and Vince have perfect taste, and they always know a lot about the delicasies that rock. They've introduced me to truffle cheese, and Mrs. Quick's cheddar, and all kinds of Murray's delciousness. So when I get a hankering for a hunk of cheese, I ask Vince to come along. He knows the best cheesemongers and all the right questions to ask them. Tonight I wanted a goat cheese, and after answering 5 quick questions I came away with a perfect, mild, semi-soft goat cheese from Spain. Feeling brazen, I chose a tasty wedge of riccotta salata all on my own. Oh how I love living in a city where I can walk a few blocks, open a door, and have unlimited access to the world's very best cheese. Carrie Bradshaw had her shoes, but I'll take a Coach Farm Triple Cream over Manolo's any day.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Chef & Vitner's Harvest Dinner-Scotia, NY

We invite you to join the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY and Coach Farm next Thursday September 25,2008 at the Glen Sanders Mansion for a night of New York produced food & wine featured in a French themed menu.

The evening will start out with a tasting of New York state produced cheeses, followed by a six course meal prepared by Capital Region chefs.

Did you know the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York serves over 40,000 local people each week? Please join us to raise funds to support their mission in preventing food waste and alleviating hunger.

To sponsor or purchase tickets to the Chefs & Vintners' Harvest Dinner, please contact:
Elizabeth Snyder
518-786-3691 x295

Best of the Hudson Valley

Congratulations to many of our customers awarded "Best of the Hudson Valley"

Adam's Fairacre Farms-Best Plant Nursery/Garden Store & Best Fresh Produce

Aroma Thyme Bistro-Best Vegetarian

Artist's Palate-Best Designer Mac & Cheese

Blue Hill at Stone Barns- Best Westchester County Restaurant

Cafe Les Baux- Best French Restaurant

China Rose- Best Chinese Restaurant

CIA-American Bounty Restaurant-Best American Restaurant

Coyote Grill-Best American Restaurant

Double O Grill- Best Big Menu

Homespun-Best Garden for Lunch

Il Cena Colo- Best Orange County Restaurant

Le Petit Bistro-Best Bistro

Mexican Radio-Best Columbia County Restaurant

Mohonk Mountain House- Best Hotel/Inn

Mother Earth's Storehouse-Best Health Food Store

Red Devon-Best Green Restaurant

The Rhinecliff-Best Transformation

Xaviar's at Piermont-Best Rockland County Restaurant