A community of makers, crafters, bakers, and
growers gathered together in Hudson Valley, New York,
to share a harvest-inspired meal and give thanks.
When husband-and-wife team Chris Lanier and Dana McClure decided to leave their home in Brooklyn for the rustic environs of upstate New York, they knew to expect gorgeous autumns, bountiful summers, and plenty of space to explore the area’s distinct seasonality. But what they didn’t expect was the community of artisan makers, crafters and growers that would make this place feel like home.
Ravenwood opened its barn doors to a special Thanksgiving meal with Williams Sonoma to connect its local community of makers, crafters and growers who all share the same desire for nurturing their passions in a creative and sustainable way — and just as importantly, to celebrate and give thanks to the thriving local community they’re all part of.
“I wanted to go beyond the chef who shops at all the markets to the chef who works on the farm, and I hope that mindfulness is reflected in the dishes I prepare.”
Chris Lanier, Ravenwood Co-Founder
“As farmers, we get to know our customers, and it’s pretty awesome to be a common thread through those lives! Food definitely brings people together.”
Erin Enouen, Farmer, Longseason Farm
“The collaborative ethos of the community of creatives and people
involved in regional food and drink is astounding. Oftentimes, it’s not
enough that a collaboration be profitable — it has to be creatively
enriching to the participants and to the community.”
Christopher Williams, Owner, Coppersea Bourbon
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