Farm-to-Table Garden at the Lodge at Woodloch

Fresh Farm-To-Table Garden Food

An Unexpected Approach to Gourmet Spa Food Preparation

TREE Restaurant, our restaurant and bar, embodies our belief that food that is good for you can also be sophisticated, artfully presented and graciously served.

The Blackmore Farm and Orchard is approximately two acres and is in walking distance of our destination spa resort.  Within the two acres are a hoop house and two high-tunnels to help provide year-round growing opportunities.  We also have lots of compost - three resorts-worth, preventing over 80,000 pounds of food scraps in our landfills per year.  While building the footprint of the farm, a 50-year old hand-built cistern was discovered from the previous farm.  We love discovering pieces of history on our land! 

The Blackmore Farm and Orchard provides a selection of the vegetables and herbs used at TREE Restaurant, as well as our occasional Farm-to-Table Cooking Demonstrations featuring just-picked items. Additionally, the garden provides farm-to-massage table healing herbs and flowers for select spa treatments. Items such as rosemary, lavender, and calendula have abundant healing qualities and are grown with care each year. We have also designed the Blackmore Farm and Orchard to act as a learning environment, with gardening classes that provide practical tips for your own gardening practice at home.

Our talented team of Chefs often share recipes using our farm fresh produce and herbs in our monthly emails and in cooking demonstrations.

The Lodge at Woodloch is committed to local, fresh foods. Our Chef team has searched high and low to find like-minded local farms to help supplement our seasonal menus. We are proud to support local farms and to have a true connection to where our food is coming from and how it is grown/raised. If you would like to learn more about some of our favorite local farm partners, search no further...

Agrarian Feast LLC
AntHill Farm
Brandenburg Bakery 
Calkins Creamery
Flowering Sun Farm and Ecology Center
Good Find Farm   
Jamison Farm 
Mountain Dell Farm    
North Star Blueberry Farm           
Quails R US             
Somewhere in Time Farm             
Sprouting Dreams Farm LLC                                      
Tonjes Farm Dairy            
Willow Wisp Farm
 
 Chef Curated Garden Dinners  Honey Bees  Pollinator Garden
 

Chef Curated Garden Dinners

Executive Chef Josh Tomson is switching up the typical Farm to Table dinner by bringing the Table to the Farm! Intimate Chef-led tasting dinners will seat up to 16 guests and will take place right on the deck at the Garden Shed. The two-hour tasting will be led by Chef Josh as he selects the harvest focus for the dinner. Our chef will prepare and discuss the dinner that will be paired with our Sommelier-selected wine. There is an up-charge for the intimate dinner experience of $75* per person which includes a wine pairing. The dinners will take place each Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 pm and is weather dependent (minimum of 6 guests must sign up).  To reserve a Garden Dinner, call the Hostess at 570.685.8586.
*Tax and service charge are additional.
 

Honey Bees

A honey bee haven has been established in one corner of the garden to help naturally pollinate the garden and surrounding area.  Four fully functioning hives reside in our garden and our Beekeepers have developed a bee education workshop to share their knowledge with the guests.  The four hives (or colonies) house over 200,000 bees and create honey to harvest year after year.  Having home-grown honey for spa treatments, cooking demonstrations, and seasonal menus is a very sweet perk of having the bees on property.  However, the biggest perk of this workforce is how they sustain the natural biodiversity that surrounds the property.  With remnants of an old orchard, a naturally occurring cranberry bog, and three herb and vegetable gardens, there is no shortage of work that needs to be done for these mighty masters.