Harvest Moon Offers Local Food with a View: Known for its farm-fresh apples, produce, eggs, grass-fed meat and locally famous cider donuts.
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, in North Salem, is known for its farm-fresh apples, produce, eggs, grass-fed meat and locally famous cider donuts. This summer, the farm and restaurant is adding brick-oven pizza, made in an outdoor oven, to their menu. Guests can enjoy their pizza in the outdoor cider garden from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through September, with live music playing on Saturday nights.
Adjacent to the Hardscrabble Cider tasting room, the patio features views of the pristine, pastoral farmland and is flanked by a hanging basket-dressed pergola, herb gardens and carefully espaliered apple and pear trees. Guests can enjoy flights of hard cider, New York State craft beer and pizza in this casual outdoor space. General Manager Christine Covino says, “We wanted to create a beautiful, accessible space with a laidback ambience for the community to enjoy both daily and on weekend nights. Guests can bring their whole family for a casual, fun evening on the farm.”
Open seven days a week, Harvest Moon serves a vibrant farm-based lunch menu from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can choose all-time favorites, such as the Farmer’s Breakfast (bacon, egg and cheese on fresh-baked ciabatta) or new items, such as the Veggie Burger, Grass-Fed Beef Burger and assorted paninis. “The ingredients making up our menu are, as much as possible, sourced from the farm,” explains Covino. “All of the beef and turkey are raised here, the eggs are from our chickens and the vegetables are grown in our fields. It’s a terrific opportunity to offer our customers the best of what we do. Since what we offer depends upon what the farm has available, our menu is constantly evolving. Guests should be ready for some surprises along the way.”
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard offers food to-go, on the patio or inside on the picnic tables in the newly expanded garden center, featuring pottery, garden tools, supplies and garden décor.
Location: 130 Hardscrabble Rd. For more information, visit hmOrchard.com.