Beekman 1802: Seasonal and Artisanal Living

Beekman 1802: Seasonal and Artisanal Living

Cambria Bold
Apr 28, 2009

If you listen to Martha Stewart Living radio, you undoubtedly have heard of Dr. Brent Ridge, one-time host of the radio show "Ask Dr. Brent." We love Dr. Brent's website/blog Beekman 1802, which is centered around life at the 200-year old farm in upstate NY he shares with his partner. The site is a treasure trove of thoughts and ideas on how to "live naturally, seasonally, and stylishly" — not to mention that they also sell handmade, artisanal and chemical-free products made at their farm, including soaps, towels, and heirloom seed collections...

The site is entirely "devoted to the artisanal, the hand-made, and to the belief that each season gives us cause for celebration." Their "How Too" section offers ideas for vintage-style crafts and recipes (examples: how to make orange rind votives, some notes on healthy living and eating, and a "Garden Party" section exploring all the joys of heirloom gardening).

And actually, Dr. Brent has become a good friend of Apartment Therapy. When he decided he wanted to renovate his city apartment, keeping it within a budget and using eco-friendly choices whenever possible, he turned to Maxwell for help! They've been running a 4-part series on the Martha Stewart radio show Whole Living for the past few weeks. Read all about it and see Maxwell's recommendations and tips at the Whole Living radio blog. (Scroll down the page to Monday, April 6th for the first installment.)

You can also read more about Dr. Brent and Beekman farm in this article posted by The New York Times in February.

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