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Monday, June 24, 2024

Mohican Farms Market of Blairstown – Taking the Farm to Table Experience to New Heights

We live in an amazingly beautiful area, why not go shopping locally. Take the scenic drive on Mohican Road in Blairstown to Mohican Farms Market. Enjoy the country road, the majestic mountain range. Bask in the sun, visit the lamas, and look for the peacocks.

Mohican Farms raises Angus Steer, Donkeys, Dwarf Nigerian Goats, and Berkshire Pigs, Cornish Hens, Heritage Hens for eggs, Ostrich and Alpaca. They produce seasonal vegetables, hay, corn and soybeans.

Donkeys at Mohican Farms. Photo by D.L. Dunn, June 2022

This family-run farm is owned by Ryan Herold and Sean Lavery. The partners purchased the property in 2018 for their families to enjoy the country life. They hiked the trails, rode quads and started the farm. They planted a garden and raised some animals.

Soon a bigger dream emerged, when Covid hit they put a small farm stand on the side of the road because stores were running out of food and they sold their meats and produce.

Now they have a 7,000 square foot market and kitchen. The farm animals are never caged. Instead, they are fenced in with plenty of room to roam. The livestock are fed high quality grains and never given hormones or antibiotics. The meats are butchered, and freeze wrapped locally by a processor in Pennsylvania.

A quote from their Facebook page state “some of the tastiest meats available!” and another happy customer quoted “the best tasting eggs I have ever bought”.

Their Facebook page is filled with pictures of the market, animals and food. Check out the Facebook videos they feature their cute animals. Their menu can be found on the Facebook photo gallery.

A gorgeous display at Mohican Farms. Photo by MB Journe 2022

Amanda Klos the manager of Mohican Farms states “I worked for the family for 17 years, you could say they are just like Farmaly to me”

Stop by for coffee, there is a bakery with fresh baked goods, soft serve ice cream, smoothies, wood fired pizza, also a Pizza Kit so you can make your own pizza at home. A deli complete with signature salads and a soup of the day. The chef has created specialty sandwiches, burgers, sea food dishes and much more.

The menu is extensive, Corned Beef Hash with Eggs, Maple Hash Bowl, which consists of caramelized apple s and onions, sweet potatoes, Mohican Sausage topped with a sunny side up egg. Some examples of lunch or dinner is Mohican steak fajitas, pulled pork macaroni, lobster roll, sushi, seafood salad and much more.

Delicious meats plus more in their deli case. Photo by MB Journe 2022

The farm sells products from other farms, showcasing farm fresh cheese from a local creamery and homemade jellies and relishes from another local farm.

Mohican is open seven days a week, from 7am to 6pm daily. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, eat in or take out. There are tables for dinning by the large stone fireplace. The farm has a huge menu, there is something for everyone.

Yelens Choban
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

MB has been a resident of Frelinghuysen for the past 22 years. She lives in an old farmhouse on the side of the road. She enjoys the simple life, puttering in her flower garden, practicing Qi Gong under her redbud tree, or creating art on the deck.
MB's experience as a journalist began when her son was quite young, she began writing for The Paulinskill Valley Chronicle, often bringing him to work with her. Her responsibilities were writing articles with photos, selling ads, and billing. This suited her, as a single mother not wanting to be separated from her small child.

She considers herself a lover of nature, often seen photographing its beauty. She has worked as a seasonal employee of YMCA Camp Mason for the past 17 years. She is a teacher and mentor of children, always emphasizing the YMCA’s core values - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. She tries to listen carefully to each individual she interviews, getting their viewpoint. That is why she likes to write about the interesting people and places that make Warren County such a nice place to live.