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Sunday, June 6, 2010

I'm digging up the Garden and moving it to upstate NY

It just occurred to me that I need to fill you in on some news. At the end of June, the sous-chef (a.k.a., my husband), baby Will, and I will be packing up and moving back east to Woodstock, New York. Even though the 1969 festival that made Woodstock famous was actually held more than 40 miles away on a farm in Bethel, it's still a great place to live!

In addition to the fact that my hubby and I both grew up there and our parents/Will's grandparents all live in the area, it is a happening, beautiful little town. Happily for me (and for you, too), the Hudson Valley region is also home to lots of exciting food-related stuff -- cheesemakers, ranchers raising happy, grass-fed animals, farmers markets, CSAs, and good restaurants.

Although I'm dreading the actual move since I hate being homeless for even a few days, I am really looking forward to my new kitchen! It's got lots of space, lots of light, newish appliances and lovely blue stone countertops. There is even an amazing walk-through pantry (thank you, God!) It is going to be a HUGE step up from the tiny, cramped, dark kitchen we have now.

I'll have to post some pictures once the dust has settled and the boxes have been unpacked. In the meantime, I'm gonna do my best to wrap up any lingering Berkeley-specific blog posts in the next couple of weeks.

It's been a great four years here and I will miss many people, places and things, not the least of which is the abundance of delicious, affordable, year-round, locally grown, organic produce... But the time has come for a change of coast.

I suspect I may not be posting very often for about a month while we deal with moving and settling. But I'll be back with lots of great east coast/New York/Hudson Valley - specific postings!


May Benatar said...

good luck with your move, eve.
and enjoy your new kitchen, it sounds great.


Beth Lowe said...

Eve, I'm a relatively new reader, but I'm excited that you're going to be writing about things closer to my neck of the woods (north-central Massachusetts)! I have family in the Santa Cruz area, so I know you'll probably be feeling some pangs leaving Berkeley -- especially come winter, even if you are a Hudson Valley native. Best of luck with the move, and I can't wait to read about all your new adventures!