cooking school + spice supper + shop shop


Nirmala’s farm was a working dairy and vibrant rodeo from the 1800s through the 1960s. Five decades later, she has reincarnated the farm to the art of whole living, of an Agroecology destination, apiary, a hands-on learning cooking school, a spice shop, spice suppers, and an Ayurvedic holistic wellness center.


LEARN to CREATE recipes using farm-fresh seasonal produce from our own farm, paired with ingredients from the finest local purveyors, along with spices Nirmala source from small farmers around the world.

Welcome to Nirmala’s Kitchen Cooking School, with globally inspired cuisine, part farm, and all kitchen. Join us at the farm in our state-of-the-art kitchen, for classes that will transform your home cooking.

Our school at the farm offers:

– Hands-on learning with Nirmala and her expert teachers and peers

– Transformative flavor combinations of spices, techniques and our farm ingredients to nurture the whole body

– Practical, relevant lifestyle skills

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Our 15-acre farm, that once housed a rodeo now serves fresh, farm-to-table, globally inspired meals based on ancient practices of Ayurveda and spices, which Nirmala source from small farmers, along with her seasonal produce and from local farmers.


Our *spice shop, cooking school and exclusive spice suppers, is located at
690 New Paltz Road
Highland, NY 12528

*SPICE SHOP HOURS: Closed for Winter Season, we will re-open in Spring

Cooking school and spice suppers are reservations only – Book Now

VISIT OUR FARMSTEAD WEB PAGE for weddings, cooking classes, yoga retreats and bed&breakfast – Book Now


Whether you embrace the dewy sweetness of springtime wedding or prefer the burning hues of fall leaves. Nirmala’s Farmstead is simply a glorious blank canvas on which to create the designer wedding of your dreams—be it country chic, global, vintage or rustic farm elegance. Your day will flow with simple ease as we attend to your every detail – from catering to flowers and accommodation.
At Nirmala’s Farmstead we offer so much more than a wedding venue. Just 75 miles from New York City, the glamour and charm make it the ideal location for any event, such as:
Renewal of Vows
Commitment Ceremonies
Proposal & Rehearsal Dinners
Unique Photo Shoots
Film & TV Commercials


If you would like more information or have general questions please send us an e-mail at