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Beekman Boys Come to Basin Harbor Opening Weekend

Basin Harbor Club located on Lake Champlain in Vermont is celebrating its 128th season during the kickoff weekend by hosting an honorary event for heirloom vegetables. The event will include a lecture and book signing by the Beekman Boys followed by a presentation given by Landreth Seed Co.’s owner, Barb Malara. One of the most cherished pastimes of the club, gardening heirloom vegetables is a significant piece of Basin Harbor Club’s rich history and in turn, serves as the perfect focus for its grand opening this spring.

Better known as the Beekman Boys named after the farm they share together, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge became a media sensation after turning a quiet farm town in New York into a mercantile center with an online store of products made by local farmers and artisans. The two left their lives in NYC to find a better way of life on the farm, which led to an exchange of knowledge and skills with neighbors, creating the town’s phenomenal turnaround and the success of the Beekman Boy’s signature lifestyle brand. Brent and Josh’s story spurred the hit reality series, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”, which follows the mercantile farm life of the men after their unique lifestyle change.

The event kicks-off at 10am on May 18th with a book signing by Josh and Brent featuring one of their latest accomplishments, the publication of The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook. Following the Beekman Boys’ book signing, lecture & lunch, Barb Malara of Landreth Seed Co. will give a presentation on “America’s Great Seedhouse, and the Art & Science of Saving Seeds” starting at 1pm. Landreth Seed Co. has been providing customers with an extensive selection of fine lawn and garden seeds since 1784 as the oldest standing seed house in America, introducing to the U.S. some of its most beloved flowers and vegetables to date.

The event includes a special lunch created using Beekman 1802 recipes. The ticket and package options for the opening day celebration culminate with the Honoring Heirlooms Package, which includes a one night stay and comfortable accommodations at the resort, tickets to the two events, a copy of the Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook, and a unique collection of seeds especially prepared by Landreth Seed Co. for the event.

Visitors can purchase the Honoring Heirlooms Package for $175 by calling Basin Harbor Club, or they can purchase a single day ticket available for $65 on the club’s website. Reservations can also be made for event attendees to extend their stay at the resort for a discounted rate of $95 per night. Single day tickets include the book signing and lecture by the Beekman Boys, the presentation by Landreth Seed Co., and the special buffet lunch.

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