Marshall Miles Interviews Kenneth Beneke, Willow Brook Farm’s Corn Maze Weekends Thru Halloween

Meat Livestock at Willow Brook Farms enjoy the fresh Millerton air, raised with their health and wellness as a priority in a relaxed outdoor environment. The high quality beef sold at the Farm Store comes right from the farm’s pasture fed, grain finished Wagyu-Black Angus cross cattle, with a selection of half and whole steers for sale. Pork is also available, produced from an average of 20 pigs that reside on the farm each year. The pigs enjoy whole milk from the farm’s diary cows and are never subjected to additional hormones or antibiotics. 

Beef available includes: Beef Hot Dogs, Beef Jerky, Bones, Brisket, Chuck Eye Steak, Chuck Roast, Eye Round Roast, Flank Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Hamburger Patties, Ground Beef, Hangar Steak, Heart, Kabob/Stew Meat, London Broil, Oxtail, Porterhouse, Rib Steak with Bone, Rib Steak Boneless, Shell Steak with Bone, Shell Steak Boneless, Short Ribs, Sirloin Steak, Skirt Steak, Smoked Garlic or Cheese Sausage, Smoked Kielbasa, Smoked Snack Sticks, Summer Sausage, Tenderloin, Tongue, and Top Sirloin Roast

Pork available includes: Baby Back Ribs, Bratwurst, Breakfast Sausage Links, Breakfast Sausage, Canadian Bacon, Chorizo, Ground Pork, Ham Steak, Hot Dogs, Italian Sausage (Sweet and Hot), Kielbasa, Knockwurst, Liverwurst, Pork Belly, Pork Chops, Pork Loin Roast, Pork Shoulder/Pork Butt, Spare Ribs, Smoked Bacon, Smoked Flavored Bacon, Smoked Ham Steaks, and Tenderloin


Willow Brook Farms is the comfortable and spacious home to an average of 120 Holstein-Friesian and Jersey dairy cows, pedigreed and registered for shows. Willow Brook is also one of eleven farms partnered with Hudson Valley Fresh to produce the highest quality dairy possible, including whole milk, low fat milk, fat free milk, and chocolate milk. Following the strict Hudson Valley Fresh guidelines designed to maintain the health and quality of life of the cows as well as a superior product, the milk goes through just 36 hours between cow and service, is free from antibiotics or hormones, and must have a somatic cell count of under 200,000. The somatic cell count measures food safety, the higher the number the higher the risk of bacteria. Willow Brook Farms cows however, average at safe and low 100,000.
Fruits & Vegetables

Beyond our always in-demand corn, The Farm Store provides fresh, seasonal vegetables to brighten up any meal. Pick up plump heirloom tomatoes for a perfect Caprese salad, or a pack of pop-in-your-mouth cherry tomatoes – a sweet summer snack. When it comes to autumn decor, nothing beats our wide array of heirloom and Cinderella pumpkins mixed in with an eclectic selection of our ornamental gourds. This season Kenneth will also be planting potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and the ever popular Brussels sprouts (ready to be roasted!)Market Gifts

Throwing a party? Stocking up the pantry for summer? Or looking for inspiration for your next family meal? At The Farm Store, more is more, and though the shop may appear small on the outside, inside the shelves are stacked high with our favorite products from friends and local vendors from across the Hudson Valley. Whether planning an intimate picnic or preparing for a packed house of weekend guests, The Farm Store has you covered from hostess gifts to wine selections to apéritifs and hors d’oeuvres, and freshly baked cookies, pies and tarts. Discover your new favorite pinot noir, maple syrup, hand cream or jewelry line, jam, jelly, honey and hummus, olive oil, pair of oven mitts, salsa, seasoning, or one of our selection of cookbooks, like “Farmhouse Rules” by Food Network star Nancy Fuller who held her book signing at the Farm Store.

Are you surrounded by pumpkins of all shapes and sizes?

Can you see a heard of cattle grazing in an open pasture?

Are your taste buds tingling for a scoop of Bart’s Homemade Ice Cream?

You must be at the The Farm Store at Willow Brooks Farms – Welcome!  

All the benefits of 450 acre family owned dairy farm in one cozy, colorful roadside shop.

The Farm Store is an emblem of authentic country living  

Be a part of The Beneke Family tradition. With a view of a small but lively duck pond and the scenic, open air
fields outside the village of Millerton, New York, Willow Brook Farms has been a family business since it was
first purchased back in 1943. Today, Kenneth Beneke is the third-generation manager, carrying on the legacy of his
father, Henry, and his grandfather, Joachim, who moved with his wife and young son from Brooklyn to a new life
on the country farm, hoping to recapture his own pastoral childhood in rural Germany. Together with his sister,
Heidi, and mother, Carol, Kenneth remains committed to the Beneke family agricultural tradition of fresh, organic farm products and animal welfare. Willow Brooks Farms continues to provide community members and visitors from afar
with superior quality dairy, non-GMO sweetcorn, and humanely raised meat.


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