Pika’s Farm Table, May’s Client of the Month, is an artisanal kitchen located in Lake Katrine, NY. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Pika and Luc Roels, the meals they create at Pika’s are “an ode to [their] Belgian grandmothers,” influenced by the textures and tastes they grew up with.
Pika handles the marketing, sales, and administration of the business, while Luc manages production and product development. They employ a team of ten people, and together they produce their beloved Belgian sugar waffles, quiches, soups, appetizers, and oven dishes.
In 2000, Pika and Luc bought a house in the Catskills and relocated permanently from New York City. Pika loved making her quiches at home, and when she brought them to potluck dinners, they were gone within minutes. Friends suggested that the quiches were so good, Pika and Luc should turn them into a business—and so they did!
They started by renting a production space in a food facility in Poughkeepsie in 2002 and sold their quiches at farmers’ markets. Inspired by the meals they grew up with in Belgium, Pika and Luc gradually expanded their food offerings. According to Pika, “People loved our ‘artisan at core’ approach—food made in small batches with real farm fresh ingredients, and when possible, Hudson Valley sourced.”
Over the years, they also started co-packing and private labelling services, executing recipes and producing meals for other companies. They finally outgrew their kitchen, and in 2011 they found the perfect location at 876 Neighborhood Road in Lake Katrine, where you’ll find them today.
Pika’s Farm Table has a small store front with three freezers filled with quiches, soups, and oven dishes. They are open Monday through Friday from 8am – 4:30pm, but if you want something specific, Pika advises calling ahead of time to make sure the items are available. (Especially the waffles—they go fast!)
Their menu (or as Pika’s Farm Table calls it, their collection of available foods), can be found on their website. Collections are updated weekly and can be ordered online (just select the pick up at the kitchen option), or placed over the phone by calling 845-383-1199.
Pika’s Farm Table has been insured by Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers for nine years. When asked why they chose R&R as their insurance agency, Pika responded by stating:
“Bob Ryan and his team are very knowledgeable and hands-on. We like the personal and customized approach. Bob took the time to learn about our business and how we operate, so he fully understands what our insurance needs are. It was an easy decision to make the switch to work with Ryan & Ryan.”
Pika continued to say that working with Ryan & Ryan has always been a pleasure. “The Ryan & Ryan team is always very helpful and very responsive to our emails/questions. Everyone knows us, which is so important when you need your broker!”
In addition to their storefront, you can find Pika’s Farm Table at farmers’ markets on weekends (a market schedule can be found here), and also at several stores and farm stands throughout the Hudson Valley. (And if you’re in NYC or Westchester, you’re in luck—FreshDirect offers home delivery of their quiches!) Pika’s Farm Table offers catering and food service options as well.
For more information about Pika’s Farm Table’s product offerings and services, visit www.pikasfarmtable.com, and then pick up some delicious foods from our May Client of the Month!