The fabulous and entertaining former Amazing Race competitors Josh Kilmer-Purcell and partner Brent Ridge leave New York City and learn how to rough it as they become farmers and launch their lifestyle brand, Beekman 1802.
Episode 1 – When Pigs Fly
With Josh still living in the city to earn a paycheck and Brent living full time at the farm to launch their organic lifestyle brand, the couple tries to make the most of their weekends together on the farm. Brent and Josh welcome two new residents to their growing family as they bring home a pair of baby pigs who seem more than a bit reluctant to join the Beekman menagerie.
Episode 2 - Beekmanpalooza
In order to bring attention and business to Sharon Springs, as well as the burgeoning Beekman brand, Brent plans a Harvest Weekend. The 3-day event includes a garden party on the Beekman property, a harvest festival in the village and a feast at the American Hotel. Brent stresses out Josh and Farmer John, wanting to make sure everything will go off as perfectly planned while Josh laments that Brent has no idea how to throw a good party.
Episode 3 - Unhappy Birthday
Josh heads home to the Beekman from NYC looking forward to his 40th birthday weekend on the farm. But because Brent has agreed to host the first-ever wedding at the Beekman, Josh's birthday is put on the back burner. Josh has a hard time accepting that the weekend won't be all about him and he freezes Brent out, but his anger is overshadowed by sympathy when the ominous weather threatens to ruin the bride’s special day.
Episode 4 – Suds & Studs
It’s breeding season at Beekman Farm and the action in the barn is like nothing Brent and Josh have experienced before. While Farmer John tends to the goats, Brent finds himself overwhelmed with wrapping and packaging 14,000 bars of soap for a huge order with a looming deadline. With Josh at work in the city, Brent is left to take on the challenge himself, but soon finds he is in over his head.
Episode 5 – Bringing Home the Bacon
An eventful week lies ahead when Brent gets an invitation from Martha Stewart to sample the Beekman cheese at one of her events in the city. Josh decides to stay at the farm and keep things running while Brent gives Martha her first taste of their cheese and anxiously awaits the verdict. But things on the farm are more difficult than usual when the guys are up against the hardest harvest they’ve ever faced – it is time for their beloved pigs to become dinner.
Episode 6 – The Haunting of Beekman Farm
Josh and Brent have hit the halfway point in their “year of sacrifice,” and Josh is having a hard time with their relationship falling by the wayside as Brent pours his attention into the business. A trip together into the city for a black tie event with Martha Stewart does nothing to calm Josh’s anxiety about where Brent’s priorities lie. But Josh’s concerns are soon overshadowed by his fear of all things supernatural when Brent decides to hire ghost hunters to investigate their 200-year-old estate.
Episode 7 – Turkey a la Queens
It’s Thanksgiving at Beekman Farm, and Brent and Josh’s parents are not only arriving for a visit, but they’ll be meeting one another for the first time. With a house full of in-laws, Brent’s focus is on everyone having a good time, while all of Josh’s attention goes into creating the perfect meal. Farmer John helps out with the harvesting of the Beekman turkey, but worries it isn’t quite enough for the family and friends who will be in attendance at dinner.
Episode 8 – Three Men and a Baby Goat
It’s winter at the Beekman, and Farmer John is saying goodbye to his herd of very pregnant goats and heading into the hospital for hip surgery. Josh and Brent offer to not only pitch in with the care of the animals while John is away, but also offer up Brent’s services as a doctor to help nurse John back to health. It doesn’t take more than one chaotic feeding session with the goats to make Josh and Brent realize that John needs to get better – fast!
Episode 9 – Le Grand Fromage
Looking for a new way to expand their cheese business, Brent has enlisted Josh’s cooking skills to land them a spot on the menu of top chef Jean-Georges' new restaurant, ABC Kitchen. The pressure is on to cook for a Michelin-star chef and creatively use products from the farm, As Josh’s nerves begin to get the best of him, Brent pours his energy into making sure their chickens begin producing eggs in time for the big event. Meanwhile, Farmer John’s barn is bursting with more baby goats than he can possibly name.
Episode 10 – Trouble in Store
Spring has slowly but surely arrived at the Beekman, and while Josh can’t wait to begin his gardening season, Brent has other plans in mind. Tired of his current setup, Brent has decided to relocate the Beekman 1802 business to a space on Main Street, and in the process, open up their very first retail store. Josh has his doubts that they can make time for such a commitment, while also worrying about the impact of their business on others in the village.