MILLERTON, NY (April 25, 2017– A favorite summer culinary event is back for its 7th year at a beautiful new location. North East Community Center (NECC) will host this year’s Chef and Farmer Brunch on Sunday, July 30 at Silo Ridge Field Club in Amenia, New York. The 800 acre private community will open its doors to the public for the popular event celebrating local chefs and farmers.

The Chef and Farmer Brunch is the ultimate farm-to-table experience. We are delighted to have Dana Cowin, the chief creative officer of Chefs Club International and former Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine magazine, serving as the honorary committee chair for this year’s event. Talented chefs from the Hudson Valley, as well as nearby Berkshires and Litchfield Hills, will use freshest seasonal ingredients donated by area farms to create unique, mouthwatering dishes. Guests will see chefs in action, and meet the farmers who are the backbone of the region’s booming local food scene.

The growing list of participating local restaurants, farms and distilleries include returning favorites and new additions:unnamed (29)

52 Main

Adamah Farm

Berkshire Mountain Distillery

Bread Alone


Casamigos Tequila

Cascade Winery Restaurant


Chatham Brewery

Chiquita Cotija

Cocoa Crumbs

Crown Maple

Darragh Studio Kombucha

The Farmers Wife

Full Circus Farm

Hathaway Young

Herondale Farm

Hillrock Distillery


Lone Oak Farm Herberie

Maitri Farm

Meili Farm

Millerton Inn

MuchaChula Catering

Peony Vodka

Railhead Jerk

Rock Steady Farm

Silo Ridge

Sky Acres Farm

SoCo Creamery

Sprout Creek Farm

Stagecoach Inn

Stissing House

When Pigs Fly

A special honor, NECC’s Community Service Award, will be presented this year to the Harney family for their dedicaton to North East Community Center. The Harneys, whose businesses include the world-renown Harney & Sons Tea, are important employers for the region, with over 200 employees, and their philanthropy supports not only NECC, but many nonprofit organizations in the area.  Now the third generation of Harneys is joining the family business, continuing the tradition of supporting the community while running a thriving and growing company.

The Chef & Farmer Brunch raises funds for vital NECC programs including the Fresh Food Pantry, Summer Lunch Box which delivers free meals for children, teen Farm and Food education program, and the Millerton Farmers Market. Chartered sponsors for the 7th annual brunch are Sherrell Andrews and Rob Kuhbach, Grey House Publishing, Sharon Hospital, Indian Mountain School, Bank of Millbrook, Associated Lightning Rod, Jack’s Auto, and Stillman Travel.

Come eat, drink and mingle for a great cause!  More than 250 people attended last year’s sold out event, so get your tickets early.

DATE: Sunday July 30, 2017

TIME: 11am2pm

LOCATION: Silo Ridge Field Club, 4651 Rt 22, Amenia, New York 

COST: Individual ticket: $75. Gold Ticket: $250. Table of 8-10: $1,000

For information to purchase tickets call, 518-789-4259 or


The North East Community Center (NECC) serves northeastern Dutchess County with a wide range of programs for children, teens, families and seniors. The programs include youth career training, income tax preparation assistance and transportion services for seniors. NECC also operates the Millerton Farmers Market and other food access programs. For more information about North East Community Center and how you can contribute, visit or call 518-789-4259.

Discovery Land Company’s Silo Ridge Field Club is a private, gated community on 800 acres in Amenia, New York. Located adjacent to the Wassaic train station, this exclusive heirloom community will feature 245 residences, a world-class 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, a family recreation barn, indoor field house, equestrian center, elaborate organic garden and incredible outdoor pursuits, wellness and fitness programming. Silo Ridge is a lifestyle property that recognizes and honors the gift of time; time with our loved ones, surrounded by nature, with limitless possibilities for unforgettable family memories, all in New York City’s backyard.