Poppy’s opened in January 2009 in Beacon, NY with a mission to provide affordable, farm fresh food in a casual environment. Poppy’s places as much demand as possible on local purveyors to support the local economy and provide the consumer with quality food. A strong supporter of a healthy environment, Poppy’s uses 100% recyclable materials for all of our packaging and take out products.
Poppy’s partners with local farmers at Keirnan Farm in Gardiner for grass fed meat and local bread artisans for our rolls to ensure a quality and local food experience. During the spring and summer, local gardeners supply the vegetables.
All of Poppy’s meat is 100% organic, 100% humanely raised and 100% local. It is delivered to our door weekly by Kiernan Farm, located in nearby Gardiner, NY. Grass fed beef is not only a leaner choice of meat, but also contains a higher percentage of omega fatty acids. Grass fed cattle live in open farmland and eat grass, which their bodies process with ease. It has a distinct, clean flavor that melts in your mouth.
Your dollars stay local with Poppy’s! And the food tastes better.
About the Chef/Owner: Born and raised in Beacon, NY, Paul Yeaple (Chef Poppy) is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and the Institute of Culinary Education. Prior to becoming a chef, Paul was a Financial Planner in New York CIty. After graduation from culinary school, Paul interned and later became an employee at the well-known farm to table restaurant, Applewood, in Park Slope, Brooklyn and then at Bonita in Fort Greene. He also worked as a site manager for Community Markets, a for profit farmers market organization, where he was responsible for multiple locations, including DUMBO and the New York Botanical Gardens.
Paul signed the lease for his first restaurant in November 2008, one week before his last farmer’s market in the city. In January 2009, Paul opened the doors to Poppy’s, which is dedicated to bringing high quality, local ingredients to people at an affordable price. In 2010, Paul won the Food TV’s chef competition show “Chopped”. Paul lives in Beacon, NY with his wife and two children.