I was graciously invited to attend brunch at DaCy Meadow Farm in Westport last weekend. DaCy hosts brunch Sundays from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm.
Dining at the farm is held in what appears to be refurbished barns decorated in a rustic and cozy style. The brunch dining room has a great relaxed atmosphere.
I took a friend with me to try out this new dining experience. Unexpectedly, two acquaintances of mine showed up as we were sitting down and they ended up joining us for brunch. This was a fun twist of fate that allowed me to witness and sample more DaCy dining options.
A little side bar is set up as a toasting station where you can prepare your own toast. Fresh bread from Dogwood Bread Company is provided along with local jams (raspberry, blueberry, blackberry were available the day I visited).
The brunch offering this Sunday was quiche. We could choose between a bacon and sausage or a mushroom and spinach quiche. There is always a vegetarian option available to order. The delicious quiche was served with a side of fresh greens dressed in a sweet sauce and fruit.
Unexpectedly, there was a dessert offered with the brunch. We had three freshly made ice creams to choose between: mint chip, vanilla or pumpkin. I got the mint ice cream which was refreshing, but my friend got the pumpkin and let me try a bite. It was rich and smooth, like a liquid pumpkin pie, as it melted in my mouth.
If you like to eat local and fresh I recommend trying brunch at DaCY! You can enjoy these great farm-to-table brunches for only $15/person.
More about DaCy Meadow Farm
The farm gets its name from the owners, a husband-and-wife-team, Dave and Cynthia Johnston. Da (Dave) + Cy (Cynthia) = DaCy.
DaCy prides itself on sustainable dining–they use what is available. This may mean not having a menu with a dozen items, but it supports local agriculture and generates less waste. In traditional restaurants you must have all the food items on hand to make all of the menu options, but of course customer orders vary so some of that food may not be used and will go bad.
This isn’t the case at DaCy where fresh, local food is served. What doesn’t come from the farm at DaCy comes from other local producers. Everything except salt and olive oil is sourced in Westport!
There is a wonderful movement sweeping across our country. We are becoming “localvores”. Once again we are connecting with the people who grow and sell our food and with each other. This is about more than eating healthy, fresh, local food. It’s about reclaiming our days, reminding ourselves that there’s more to life than accumulating toys, and rebuilding our communities economically, physically, and spiritually one human connection at a time. Our grandparents just called it living. (DaCy Meadow Farm)
Other DaCy Dining Options
DaCy Meadow Farm offers other dining options beside their Sunday brunch. DaCy serves lunch every Friday at the Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown from 11-2.
This summer DaCy is also hosting a special event called “Dinner with Chef Kevin” where you can enjoy a gourmet meal at the farm while learning more about eating sustainably. The dates for this event are as follows: 7/5, 7/19, 8/23, and 9/20. Get your reservations soon! Email Dacymeadowfarm@yahoo.com or call 518-962-2350.
DaCy also offers private dining (6 guest minimum) and hosts special events by request.
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