Time and time again, during the COVID-19 crisis, Capital Region businesses have shown how much they’re invested in the community at large. The latest business to lend a helping hand is Sharon Springs-based Beekman 1802, a nationally recognized lifestyle brand that sells locally produced artisanal items such as goat milk-based skincare products and soaps. In order to help local eateries that have been closed due to the ongoing pandemic, Beekman 1802 will be turning its 60-acre farm into the world’s largest “restaurant.”
To create the restaurant, tables donated by local catering company Total Events will be placed at safe distances across the expansive property. Each week, a local restaurant will take over the property for a night, serving guests fresh fare in the beautiful outdoors.
The initiative, first proposed by Beekman’s Co-owners Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge via Facebook in early June, quickly garnered interest from foodies from across the country. Within a single day, over 100 couples reached out to reserve a table at the Beekman farm restaurant. The waiting list now includes hundreds of eager diners looking to enjoy a romantic dinner in Sharon Springs.