Author Archives: Kingsbrae

About Kingsbrae

Food, facts & fun about our garden inn dedicated to locally & sustainably grown foods paired with great wines

The Colors of Spring

We’ve been plotting and potting and preparing and planting throughout the last several weeks, eager to get the dark browns and greys out of our visual colour palette all the while searching for signs of life. In that way, the … Continue reading

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So You Want To Be An Innkeeper

Here is a rare career opportunity. Are you the right candidate? Position: Assistant Innkeeper Seasonal: Mid-June until late-September, 2017 Compensation: Weekly salary pegged to experience & qualifications Room and Partial Board Earned Income Gratuities This is a job for a … Continue reading

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Throwback in Time

Years back when this historic property was rescued from the passage of time, tangles of brambles & overgrown weeds, the original garden plat was discovered. The landscape design featured long perennial borders, knot garden parterres & terraced lawns for the … Continue reading

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Suite Breakfast

This leap year all throughout our 20th Anniversary Spring, we’re adding more than one extra day. We’re adding one extra perk. Book a cozy ground floor room any dates between April 8 and June 11. Or pamper yourself with a … Continue reading

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You bring the wedding rings….

You bring the wedding rings, and we’ll provide the estate. For the occasion of a lifetime, our entire one-acre estate with landscaped gardens is available exclusively for your wedding. The inn has been the site of many small-scale weddings over … Continue reading

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What’s Gonna Be Growing

The winds may be howling and the snow may blow for several more weeks, but vegetable & produce seeds are in hand and plans for our 20th Anniversary Season garden are fully underway. We stare at this list and imagine … Continue reading

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House Tour

The first Algonquin Hotel was built in 1889 and charged [fun fact] $3.00 to $5.00 per day. Eventually, guests started building their own summer “cottages” nearby. Sixty years ago, the St. Croix Courier [still publishing today] featured an article about … Continue reading

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Scallops: The Lead & Supporting Cast

We’re rapidly approaching mid-summer with high expectations for garden yields of tomatoes, Roma beans, cucumbers, summer squash and more. But we can’t ignore the contributions that our supporting cast of garden produce have made to one of our most talented … Continue reading

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Garden Dinner FAQs

A lovely couple staying at the inn came down to the vegetable garden this morning to see “Kingsbrae [F]Arms where we’ve been getting the salad greens, radishes, pea shoots, turnips and tat soi blossoms they’ve been eating during their stay. … Continue reading

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Spring Comes to Kingsbrae [F]Arms

Despite the snow drifts of such immense proportion this season that they defied measure, spring is only about one week behind last year. As the last of the snow ebbs, tulips, daffodils and crocus waste no time piercing the soil.  … Continue reading

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