In addition to building 30 homes in the last 24 months and operating a golf and lake resort, Old Kinderhook has added farming to the task list.
During a recent menu tasting this spring, one little pink tomato sparked Executive Director Bob Renken to talk about his unbeatable red, juicy garden-grown tomatoes.
One thing led to another and with 700 acres at their disposal, Course Superintendent Rusty Fuller and his wife Christy added their know-how to Chef John Biggs’ culinary expertise to make the garden a reality.
The garden will include sustainably-grown produce and herbs, which will be used in Old Kinderhook’s Hook Café and Trophy Room restaurants.
“The goal of the garden is to work in harmony with nature by paying careful attention to the ecology of the land,” said Christy Fuller, Garden Manager.
The 12,000 square foot garden is located behind Old Kinderhook’s #12 tee and near the Old Kinderhook lake frontage.
The garden will produce tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, lettuce, chard, eggplant, tomatillos, bush beans, sweet corn, carrots, eleven herbs and various native plants.