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Artists need good nourishment and the dining hall is a focal point of life at Snow Farm.  We are delighted that kitchen manager Abby Simchak Donovan is returning for the 2024 season!  But it's not just about the bagels or brownies; meals with fellow classmates and instructors are an opportunity for extended learning and connection. The light-filled dining room has large window banks that look out in two directions and rectangular wooden tables. The outdoor dining patio features smaller round tables with umbrellas for shade and a few picnic tables. Outdoor electric heaters will keep diners cozy and warm in the cooler weather. The daily dilemma: linger at lunch with new friends or head straight back to the studio. Really, it's a win-win.

The Kitchen

The Snow Farm kitchen uses high quality, all natural, locally grown ingredients to offer an array of nutritionally sound choices at every meal. Menu items for breakfast include yogurt, granola, bacon, eggs, bagels, muffins & breads. Lunch includes homemade soups, specialty salads, sandwiches, and nutritional grain bowls. Seasonal dinners are designed around a healthy Mediterranean diet that focuses on locally grown and sourced lean meat and fish, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, and delicious desserts. At most lunches and dinners, a robust salad bar that includes two protein choices is also available.

Kitchen manager Abby Simchak Donovan is ServSafe certified and adheres to all required health codes. The Williamsburg Board of Health inspects and certifies the kitchen yearly.

Guests choose one of three meals plans when they register for a workshop:

  • regular (no restrictions)
  • vegetarian, or
  • vegan.

All dishes are accompanied by a list of ingredients so guests can choose what best suit their needs or preferences. Meals are designed with an awareness of common preferences (i.e. gluten free) and multiple options allow for most people to easily assemble a delicious and satisfying meal.


Snow Farm is unable to accommodate food allergies or sensitivities beyond our standard meal plans, and we rely on our guests to read ingredients and make choices that meet their needs. We care about your health and safety, so anyone with severe or life-threatening allergies is advised to bring their own food. A shared refrigerator and a microwave is available for student use. Call the Snow Farm office (413-268-3101) to arrange a housing option without meals. 

More info

  • Housing and meals are sold as a package. When you choose a housing option during registration, the meal package will be added to your cart. You will see it as a separate item. 
  • Non-residential students can add a meal package to their workshop when registering (welcome and lunches or all meals.)
  • The participant refrigerator can be used by anyone who needs to store food or medicine while at Snow Farm.