We spent a couple days at Heather Ridge Farm in Preston Hollow, New York (right in the beautiful Catskill Mountains). We Interviewed Carol Clement and John Harrison, and they talked with us about their animals and methods of production. They are excited to have us follow their animals from the farm to humane slaughter and processing. They welcome transparency! Heather Ridge is luckier than most farms because they can take their animals to the SUNY Cobleskill Meat Lab to be slaughtered and butchered by instructors Eric Shelly, Clint Layne, and their students.
We also enjoyed our time in the pasture with the goat herd. Carol makes wonderful products from the goats’ milk, including very delicious and nutritious cheese.
In addition to maintaining a marvelous farm with pigs, chickens, cattle, goats and sheep, Carol and John run a small cafe that features all of the products from their farm. It was wonderful to sit at the outside tables and view the Catskills while having an amazing dinner cooked in this kitchen.