Thanks for visiting us! This is our family blog about seasonal food, cooking and entertaining for family and friends. We think this stuff is important. Sharing food and drink together makes us civilized, we should do it well and with understanding.
Do we have a farm? Sort of. We have a garden, orchard, berry patch and bees. We grow about 50 fruits, veggies and herbs every year. We do not sell any produce but do trade with friends. We also have plenty of varmints trying to steal our goodies!
You will see food and cocktail recipes, gardening updates, strong opinions on entertaining, notes on good kitchen gear and the occasional cookbook or TV show review. Our kids will also chime-in occasionally. We hope you enjoy the blog, please share and comment!
If you need to reach us directly please try stewartbputney[at}gmail[dot]com.
Way to go Stewart! The cocktails look great.
Thanks! Try them out if you have the time- fun stuff.
This all looks fantastic!! But that’s not a surprise, you are both amazing cooks and superb hosts. 🙂
Thanks- please share with friends!
Amazing blog !! can’t wait to order and try some of the bacon !! M and Gr D
Hello Carolyn and Stuart – Russell and I are very excited about your blog and have tuned in. We are about to try the salad with fennel and leeks. But the cocktails beckon!
Thanks Ann! The cocktails are worth a try. All feedback is welcome! Hope you are well!
Wish I hadn’t read this the day I rashly decided to give up alcohol mid-week! Awesome site – the tagline’s untoppable and I like your philosophy as per your ‘about’ page. Oh, and we have an owl living actually in our roof, (yes, it’s that old and gappy) so there’s another thing we have in common 😉
We will be including some non-boozy drinks as well soon.
Thanks for the kind words and reading the blog. YOur photo of the surf in Asturias is amazing- those waves look great!
Aw thanks! I’m already looking forward to your non-boozy drinks (as well as your other instalments!)
You guys are AMAZING! I just nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. (and a big thank you for the Sunshine nomination) I love all that you do, and can only imagine and dream of how delicious your family dinners must be!
Your blog is a highlight for me, especially the weekly cocktail recipes. Any chance of doing a post on “Bitters”. Most people only think of “Angostura aromatic bitters” but I’m told this isn’t even a true “bitter”.
Thanks- I will have a post on bitters coming up. It is an interesting subject that is getting a lot af attention.
Thanks again for reading!
I’m so in love with your blog! Thanks for visiting mine. See ya again soon! 🙂
Thanks! We are fans of your blog as well (Blueberries and margaritas are both faves around here…)
Everything here looks great; the cocktails, the food, fruits and vegetables. Nice blog!
Love a good cocktail with great food. You should check out my homemade cheese on my blog. I’m currently aging a white cheddar and can hardly stand looking at the waxed wheel in the fridge without wanting to cut ‘er open! Cheese, homemade cocktail and wine…heaven on earth. Now pair it with some homemade Italian or French bread and you’re in business. Love the blog.
Thanks. Funny, but we were thinking about cheesemaking at home- we will check it out.
Thanks for reading!
a must try…so easy. here are two sites to definitely look into. one is a great company and the second is a science nerd from ohio that i just adore!
let me know how you fare with the cheese. going to tackle parm next ‘cuz i need something to go with my homemade italian borolo. will attempt your cocktails first!
Hello 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog and for the follow! You have a terrific blog – can’t wait to look some more! You aren’t by any chance located in Vermont are you? Just curious … I grew up in Vermont and wasn’t too far from Putney Vermont. Have a great day!
Thanks. Enjoying your blog.
We are in California, but are very familiar with Putney Vermont.
You’re living my dream of growing my own vegetables! Someday I’ll achieve it. Even if for now I can manage to kill even mint. MINT. My green thumb is definitely lacking.
Growing your food is rewarding (but there are failures).
You can have our mint…in fact it may be spreading all the way to mexico by now…
Thanks for reading..
Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I’ll surely be back to check out more of yours. There’s some yummy looking stuff I’ve seen so far!
Hi Putney Farm, just wanted to let you know I gave you the One Lovely Blog award, see http://erinsdckitchen.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/sweet-and-spicy-shrimp-skewers/ for more details!
Wow. Thanks! Will post…
Hi…Just to let you know, I really like your blog and nominated it for a Beautiful Blog Award.
Thanks for reading and the nomination. And we really enjoy your blog- great recipes!
Thank you very much… It’s amazing how having to write up a recipe focuses you on the process well ahead of time… It’s a strange turn for someone who frequently adds this and that as they go!
Thank you for liking my blog. I LOVE yours! Very happy to follow you and learn more about your farm…
Thanks for reading and the kind words..
What a fantastic blog! I am so enjoying reading the recipes and stories behind them. I can’t wait to get back home so that I can actually try some of them out. Thanks for the great ideas! – Rene
Just stumbled onto your blog, congrats on being freshly pressed, I can’t wait to read more, you’ve got a great thing going here!
Thanks for visiting us!
Thanks for following my blog. I just followed you as well. Your blog is amazing! Beautiful photos and wonderful recipes.
Thanks for visiting. Enjoying your blog…you had us at “strawberry mojito”…;-)
What lovely cocktails — just started blogging about breads and fresh salads, but you’ve got me itching to explore some new topics. Are you East Coast or West Coast?
Thanks for reading. We are in Northern California, but have some roots in New York (love east coast in summer).
We look forward to reading your blog!
Nice! Summer here is great, but I’ll be moving out to the Bay Area in August. I look forward to the year-round growing opportunities.
We are passing along the blog love and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂
Here are the rules of acceptance:
1.Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
2.Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
3.Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire.
4.Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know you have nominated them and link back to them.
-Chelsea & Cortnie
Very nice blog…I really enjoy reading you and your recipes…we might do Turkish British combination of the foods…
Many thanks- enjoying your blog as well. We look forward to learning more about turkish food.
I hope you are cool with ‘Awards’ because you have been nominated (by me) for ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ !!!
Love your focus on seasonal homegrown produce and great recipes. Thanks for following my blog.
Hello. I enjoy your blog and have nominated you for an award. Laurie
Many Thanks! Will include in a future post. Thanks againf or thinking of us!
My pleasure : )
I love your blog and have nominated you for the “Tell Me About Yourself Award”.
Wow- many thanks for reading! We will follow-up with a post.
When I will stop travelling and finally get my place, I will definately try to get an amazing garden as you do!
Thanks- but we are a bit jealous of your travels…and your lovely photos..
Thank’s for following my blog. You have a great, and yummy food works, you know, I’m yearning to be a chef, and I get Inspired with your blog and so I follow you as well 🙂 lots of smile, from Philippines! 🙂
Thanks for reading and the kind words. Most appreciated!
Really enjoying the recipes here each week and have started to pin and tweet them! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award for your awesome blog with no need to do anything other than enjoy it! http://missapismellifera.com/blog-awards/the-sunshine-award-ii/
Thanks for the kind words- we certainly enjoy your blog! The award nomination of most appreciated!
I just wanted to let you know (family) you have a nice looking blog. Well done. I bet you guys are a lot of fun to hang out with.
Just stopped by to say that I’ve nominated your blog for a Liebster Award!
(You can find the post here: http://spontaneoustomato.com/2012/07/19/the-perfect-snack-a-blog-award/ )
We would love to feature your blog and Bellini cocktail as Foodista’s Drink Blog of the Day. We love what you have here and I hope you will say yes. I’d love to tell you more about it but I cant seem to find your email address. Hope you can send me an email so I can tell you more about it. Thanks! alisa[at]foodista[dot]com
Thanks and we would be happy to be featured and learn more about it. You can reach us at:
Stewart and Carolyn
Hiya! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂
Thank you so much for following my food blog. I hope you are enjoying the recipes.
Thanks for visiting us! And we like your recipes quite a bit!
I hope you try this fabulous Red Velvet Cake recipe. It’s beautiful around the holidays especially if you pipe red frosting around the bottom and top. Let me know what you think.
Just dropping by to let you know that I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. You can see the post here: http://finefrugality.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/my-procrastinated-gratitude/ Thanks for a great blog!
Thanks- we just posted on it. Most appreciated!
Beautiful site and gorgious photos!
Many thanks! We like your blog very much!
Hi! I have awarded you with the Super Sweet Blogging Award. For further details, check out http://backtothegroove.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/the-super-sweet-blogging-award/.
This is one of the most wonderful places to visit.
Your blog is one of my favourites, and I’ve nominated it for the “One Lovely Blog Award.”
Thanks! That is very kind- we will follow-up with a post..thanks again for thinking of us!
What a wonderful concept you seem to have here! I am currently travelling around being a very busy bee on the food tour in Spain but on my return I am looking forward to properly checking out some of these recipes. Straight from the garden and natural sources that’s what it’s all about and what I am searching for here in Spain… Happy cooking!
Thanks for the visit and kind words! We like your blog very much!
I’m nominating your lovely blog for a Liebster award. (Forgive me if I’ve already posted this somewhere on your site already – I’ve had a wee computer crash…) Details if you’re interested – http://lindymechefske.com/sharing-the-love/.
PS – too many alreadys already!
Such a lovely feel about your blog.
Thanks! Most appreciated..
I’ve nominated you for the “7×7 Link Award.” Congratulations!
Hi Putney Farm friends, I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award, http://southbyse.com/2012/10/11/blog-award-one-lovely-blog-award/. Have a great day! Betsy
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Hi there, friends …. I would love to have your home address .. have a little surprise lined up for Christmas or New Year … and it’s not me in person. Hope you don’t mind.
Send it to my email address.
We sent it via email- many thanks!
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Hi, just letting you know I’ve notimated you for the “kreativ blogger award”. Congrats & well deserved!
I have always been a big fan of your blog.. I was wondering if you would consider writing a guest post on my blog?.. I am away for a couple of weeks and it would be hard for me to do any new posts… so please let me know if that is something you would be interested in?
Hi- sorry for the slow reply- happy to do it. Any food or themes you would like?
Hi – I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. For badge and info, check out: https://myfoodjournalblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
“Sharing food and drink together makes us civilized, we should do it well and with understanding.”
I couldn’t have said this better myself.
great blog, love your pix! just followed you…
Thanks! And thanks for the visit!
Keep up the awesome blog! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! http://brooklynlocavore.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/three-cheers-for-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Thanks for visiting my little blog, truly appreciate it! Love your vast cocktail recipe list, and great photos, will definitely be back.
Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for Blog of the Year Award 2012. I hope you will receive your star and participate in this exciting blog award. For details about participation and receiving your badge icon, please see this post:
Thanks! We will follow-up and most appreciated!
Hi Carolyn & Stuart – Congratulations on your nomination for Blog of the Year. WE agree you DESERVE IT! We had the Black Velvet cocktail with our cheese fondue last night as part of NYE celebration and it was a huge HIT.
Happy New Year & Love . . . A & R
Thanks! And thank you for all of your support…most appreciated! Happy New Year and Love from all of us!
Hey mate can you give us 5 cocktail recipes from the 1950s. We are doing an event and wanted to have 5 cocktails on the menu which were made based on 1950s recipes?
Hi. Moscow Mule, Vesper Martini, Blue Hawaii, Mai Tail and Margarita are all drinks either invented or became popular during the 1950’s. All recipes are on CocktailDB and most have easily found ingredients…hope this helps!
Great blog 🙂 I would love to have a sort of farm like you one day 🙂
Thanks! But it is never too soon to start a garden!
Well, I part-own an allotment which is great, but I’ve got this ideal in my head 🙂 I’m not complaining too much though!
HOW DARE YOUR BLOG EXIST 🙂 dang I’m hungry now 😦 Fantastic work!
Thanks! And thanks for the kind words!
thank you for following my blog!
Thank you for following my blog. I am so glad to find yours.
Thanks for the visit!
You have really nice blog. I found you through Google. I love that you farm your produce. I have very small garden on my balcony. Started with some herbs and some potted vegetables. I am truly inspired by you.
Thanks for the kind words! We started with a small garden just by the backdoor witha few herbs…and then these things keep growing!
Hi Putney Family, I love your blog and have nominated it for the Inspiring Blogger Award. Check details here, http://soulofspice.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/appreciation-5-awards/ cheers, charu
Thanks so much for visiting and following the Sunshine Scrapbook! 🙂
Ah ha, you do not sell produce–I see that above 🙂 Though I also see that you put it to good use. Nice! I believe I’ve seen you around deLizious facebook (only guessing as I see the last name Putney on a few Likes) and if that is you, I thank you kindly for the page Like 🙂
That is me / us on FB.
We don’t sell anything yet, but we may supply a local restaurant with a few things in season (mostly for fun).
I could really use a dose of your blog….everyday! Very inspiring and wonderful content. Food, cocktails and gardening….I want to be friends!! 🙂
Thanks! And that for the visit- we hope you come back!
I’ve nominated you for a super sweet blog award… You can find the details in my post below:
I hope you will enjoy it!
Thanks! That is very kind of you. We will follow-up!
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Hi! I’ve nominated you for the versatile blogger award! But participation is purely optional. If you’re interested please check out this post,
And have an awesome day! :3
Thanks! We will follow-up. Most appreciated!
deliciousnell’s nomination led me here. Great Blog! Your step by step images are great and the blog over all has a nice welcoming feel to it.
Thanks! And thanks for the visit!
Thanks for sharing awesome and unique recipes…..I was searching for a nice recipe to make Scones and my search ends with your recipes….will try one of them coming weekend !!! Thanks for visiting and following my blog !! TC
Thanks for the visit and kind words. Hope you enjoy the recipes!
What a lovely discovery your blog is. Makes me want to stock up our drinks cabinet immediately so I can try some of these delicious cocktails! Beautiful photography too.
Thanks for visiting us!
Hello. I have nominated you for the Blogger of the Year 2013 3 stars award. If you are interested in passing it along please go to this post for the information. http://ourgrowingpaynes.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/blogger-of-the-year-award-2013-3-stars/
Congratulations, Putney Farm!
I have nominated your blog for the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.
More on this nomination is at
Thanks! We will follow-up!
Su blog es muy hermoso, y es en realidad lo que sueño ser y tener: una granja con mi familia. Disfrútenla! Saludos y buena suerte!
I also have a big garden with lots of varmints. (It’s like Wild Animal Kingdom at night). I’m always looking for new ways to use my produce. Nice blog.
Thanks for the visit…like your blog as well..
Like your blog what I have read so far on handicapped/dialup Internet. Which Putney Farm? I lived in the Putney School Farm milk house around 1970 for a while. About the eggplant concoction, in a Lyons France restaurant enjoyed aubergine caviar, that is, caviar-like food made from eggplant. According to the book Around the Roman Table similar faked foods were common 2,000 years ago. Last week I thought, WTH, cooked up lambsquarter with the seed/flower buds and got the same crunchy texture as caviar. A new ingredient for eggplant caviar!
Really loving your blog- full of great fresh produce which is fantastic 🙂
Love this food blog! I work at company called Tivamo and something like this would be great. Check out tivamo.com- let’s get in touch!
Brilliant. As a farm girl that has very recently moved to London, its certainly nice to know there are some other city dwellers out there with a similar mindset! We have a great veg garden at home and our meals frequently consist of veg and meat entirely from the fields and garden so i cant agree enough.. seasonal, fresh is best!
Thanks for the visit! And thanks for the kind words…
Love your blog! 🙂
Good to meet you. You are most welcome to visit my blog whenever you get the chance to. 🙂
Wow, fortunate that you can grow your own 🙂
Hello, I have been browsing through your food blog and LOVE it! My name is Juanita Russell and I am the owner/publisher/editor of Color Me Southern Magazine and I am always looking for new content and recipes (for my Kiss My Grits section) for my magazine. I am writing to you cause I would love to use some of your recipes for my future monthly issues of the Magazine. I always give credit to the person responsible for the content and a link back to where the original content can be found. Please check out my October Issue at http://www.colormesouthernmag.net and let me know if I could use your recipes in future issues of the magazine. If this is agreeable to you, then I can also send you a link to the issues your recipes appear in if you would life to post it or let others know your content has been published. I anxiously await your response for I am on a deadline for our November Issue to be out by the end of this week. Thank you for your time and keep these recipes and ideas coming!
Just read Stewart’s interview (with others) from 2013 about food photography for my other blog about our farm (not published… yet) – AWESOME! Now I have some prop ideas for one of our first posts. I’m excited!
I was under the impression that your open house was this weekend but Dean had posted on Facebook his schedule says he has two classes in Florida this weekend. Help I’m confused. Please call me at 864 293 2941
Ps I still have that pocket door hardware if interested. Let mo know.