Migliorelli Farm is a family-run fruit and vegetable farm located in Northern Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. Originating in the Bronx in 1933 when Angelo Migliorelli first brought the broccoli raab seeds when he immigrated to New York from the Lazio region of Italy. Migliorelli and his son, Rocco peddled their vegetables by horse and cart up and down the Bronx, sun up to sun down. Eventually Co-Op City was to be built therefore pushing the last of the farmers out of the Bronx. Farming was Rocco’s passion so he brought his family to the Hudson Valley. Now in its 3rd generation, Migliorelli Farm is growing over 130 different varieties of fruits and vegetables, including the same strain of broccoli raab. In 1998, Ken Migliorelli sold all developing rights of his farm to be protected through a Scenic Hudson conservation easement to remain farmland forever and provide scenic beauty and wholesome food to our local community and the greenmarkets of NYC.
Cooking Greens, Salad Greens, Root Vegetables, Legumes, Squashes, Corn, Tomatoes, Garlic, Onions, Melons, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums and Apricots…the list goes on. All picked fresh and brought straight to the marketplace each day. “We grow it, we pick it and we sell it and it doesn't get any better than that.” Migliorelli Farm provides fresh fruit and produce to over 30 fresh markets a week both locally and in NYC. The local Migliorelli Farm Stands are open daily 9-6 at Rt. 199 and River Road, Rhinebeck (the bridge approach) and Rt. 9 in Red Hook across from Rhinebeck Savings Bank. Stop by and see "What’s In Season".
As side dish:
- Fresh Broccoli Raab
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic
- 2 to 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Soak 1 to 2 Bunches of Broccoli Raab in water. Coat bottom of a pot with a generous amount of olive oil and add 2 to 3 cloves of fresh chopped garlic. Sauté the garlic until golden and then add the wet broccoli raab to the pot. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and cover the pot. Let it cook for 20 to 30 minutes until broccoli raab is soft it should never be al dente. Serve.
Broccoli raab is so delicious on its own as well as on pizza, in omelets, soups or tossed with pasta. Bon Appétit.