Buffalo Burgers Are Back at Homestead Marketplace in Stormville
Tess and Maggie at Homestead Marketplace
Homestead Marketplace is back to selling buffalo burgers for the second time in 35 years. Now operated by Maggie Tucker, part of the 13th generation of the family that owns Homestead Farm, the store carries products local to Hudson Valley, including but not limited to pork, beef, venison, elk, chicken, eggs, honey, maple syrup and fresh produce.
The farm has been in the same family since 1743, when Thomas Storm, after whom Stormville is named, came to the area. Maggie’s grandfather, Charles Tucker, bought his first buffalo in 1965. Maggie was born and raised on the farm, but she came back to it a year ago, after spending 10 years traveling in the equestrian world.
The market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. it offers a “short but inclusive” farm-to-table lunch menu. Maggie says one of her passions is preparing the market’s creative sandwiches and weekly specials.
“Everything is prepared on the premises using meats and veggies available that day for sale,” she says.
Her goal is to offer as many local products as possible and to create a “one-stop, comfortable shopping experience,” she says. “With the help of my mom, Tess, we’ve put together a broad array of products and gifts to suit everyone’s needs. It’s definitely worth a trip to check out this unique and inviting farm-to-market general store.”