Applewood: A Devotion to Local Farmers


When Bill and I were in New York City to attend the Taste of Greenmarket last month, we spent a day in Brooklyn and started it off right with brunch at Applewood, in Park Slope.

Laura and David Shea, the restaurant’s co-owners, are dedicated to supporting local farmers and offering a menu of sustainably grown, local products. The menu changes daily to accommodate their farm-to-table approach. We discovered this slice of locavore heaven on AmericanFarmtoTable.com.

Applewood is a small and cozy place so when Bill and I arrived we had to wait for a table, which we did at the bar. Mary, the bartender, prepared a Bellini for me and a Bloody Mary with a unique infused vodka for Bill.

We didn’t mind waiting at all. The setting is so intimate, you feel like you’re from the neighborhood.

When we sat down for brunch, I ordered the roasted vegetable omelet with heirloom tomatoes, delicata squash, and garlic confit. It comes with potatoes and biscuit or toast.

Bill had three organic eggs with the spicy Vermont pork sausage.

It’s such a treat to eat brunch at a place that offers both organic eggs and organic milk for my coffee. Just like home! And the food is delicious.

Next time you’re in Park Slope, check it out. They’re also open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

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