Allen’s Hill Farm
Allen’s Hill Farm is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the country; the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York. Rolling hills overlook long narrow lakes covered with farms and vineyards. Scenic old villages provide shopping, lodging and dining for those visiting the dozens of wineries. They are committed to being a partner in local economies. All of their cider is made from locally grown apples and flours are purchased from local mills. Your purchases help support the small, family run businesses and growers in our region.
Andy’s Specialty Garlic & Produce
Andy has been farming since he was 17 and loves planting seeds and watching them grow to maturity and bear an abundant harvest. He is committed to farming using only organic, sustainable, non chemical methods. He build healthy from compost, organic soil amendments, intensive cover cropping, as well as using a small amount of manure produced by his own chickens.
Bloomfield Honey Farm
Bloomfield Honey Farm has been in business since 2004, with apiaries in Ontario, Monroe and Yates counties. They belong to the Ontario Finger Lakes Beekeepers’ Association and are helping to train new beekeepers each year. In addition, they are working with other beekeepers to breed locally raised, winter hardy, and pest resistant honeybees. This year we have grown to 100 hives in order to supply quality bee products to local customers AND to help local farmers pollinate their crops. Our bees are kept in permanent apiaries on farms where they pollinate trees, flowers and food crops, without the stresses associated with continual relocation, as sometimes happens with commercial pollinators. Honeybees are vital to maintaining our local food supply. At the Bloomfield Honey Farm, its about more than just honey!
Bolton Farms is a hydroponic greenhouse facility in Hilton, NY. We pride ourselves in growing the safest, highest quality produce. Our nutritious and delicious product line includes spicy micro greens, fancy lettuces, herbs, greens, chards, green beans and heirloom tomatoes. With innovative growing techniques and sound business practices we can provide a consistent, year round supply of absolutely fresh produce.
Kurt Forman grows certified organic vegetables herbs, and fruit as well as non-certified free-range eggs, fed organic grain. They use cover crops, composted (for vegetables) and raw (for field crops), animal manures, and crop rotation strategies to build and maintain soils. These strategies help to control weeds and insects. They utilize cover crop weed suppression, appropriate mulching, mechanical weeding and crop rotation to minimize weed pressure. Furthermore, they use pest management strategies in line with organic standards, such as companion planting, row cover, crop rotation and healthy soils to help desirable plants to flourish: they prefer to use pest controls that encourage the proliferation of beneficial insects.
Scott Donovan’s vision is to develop the orchard into a model for a small scale sustainable tree fruit farming. The 37.5 acre farm is located just off the shores of Lake Ontario and is an ideal location for growing quality tree fruit and has been a successful orchard for many years. Key enablers to achieve this vision include: employing integrated pest management techniques, using disease resistant cultivars, planting diverse tree fruit crops, utilizing low energy consumption farming techniques, establishing a positive relationship with the local community, and being a steward of the environment.
Fingerlake Family Farms
Fraser’s Farm is a small family-owned and operated certified organic farm southwest of Rochester in New York State. Since 1993 they have been growing several varieties of high quality, safe nutrient-dense garlic. Because they believe that the food on our table is only as good as the soil from which it is grown, they are dedicated to maintaining the health of our soil using sustainable organic farming methods. While all of the Fraser family helps with the garlic operation, Ed is the garlic expert. He enjoys teaching people how to grow, harvest, store, and use garlic. If you would like to learn more about growing garlic, or about sustainable farming in general, he can arrange group and individual farm tours as well as internship opportunities.
Phillip and Sandi Munson farm in Canandaigua, NY, growing a variety of vegetables and fruit, including beans, beets, greens, root vegetables, squash, strawberries, and melon. They are a conventional farm that uses cover crops to build soil, employing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to minimize spraying for pest and weed control.
Honeyhill Farm believes that growing healthy food is an art achieved through a dedication to quality, and an appreciation for tradition. They are a diversified small family farm in Livonia, a hamlet in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. They produce organic chickens, grass-fed beef, garlic, and a select set of mixed vegetables including heirloom tomatoes. Unlike most other farms, Honeyhill Farm sells directly to individuals who come to the farm, at farmer’s markets, and select quality restaurants.
Martha Jane’s Organic Heirlooms
John Norton works from Geneseo, NY to produce heirloom produce and baked goods, including English muffins, traditional bread, cookies, and sweet rolls.
Nordic Farms is located in Branchport, NY, right in the very heart of Amish & vineyard country. Noreen Whitney makes all the jams & jellies herself and has over 100 varieties. She is a dedicated wife and mother. Her whole family joins in her entrepreneurial efforts. Noreen learned the secret of jams & jellies as it was passed down to her through apprenticeship. The recipes have been perfected, and new recipes are constantly created with Noreen’s skillful hand.
Raindance Harvest Farm
Raindance Harvest is a family farm with a commitment to local ecology, local economics, and good food. Our farm is located on the east side of Webster, NY. At Raindance, they take pride in providing you the opportunity to eat safe food grown only minutes from where you live. They also enjoy exposing Rochester to a diverse variety of gourmet “slow foods,” growing fruits and vegetables utilizing traditional methods to promote intense flavor. Only the highest quality products are allowed to leave their farm for your garden and/or kitchen. They look forward to a long-standing relationship between our farm and the health of your family.
Small World Bakery
Small World Bakery is an organic artisan bakery in Rochester, NY. We make whole-grain breads, bagels, pies, cookies, granola, as well as fresh hot sauces and traditonal naturally-fermented sauerkraut & kim chi. Our business is based on using fresh, high-quality local organic ingredients.
Tripleberry Farm is a small family owned and operated farm in Kendall, NY. They grow approximately 3 acres of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries and are pesticide and herbicide-free. They currently have over 700 blueberry bushes in production and around 200 blackberry bushes, freezing and making jams, jellies,
Dave and Judy Whitney work a 365-acre farm located on Fowlerville Road just south of Rochester in Avon, New York. They they have a 50-cow dairy which has been there for 37 years. They started raising hogs with 2 sows in 2001 and have grown that business to 10 sows, which we farrow to finish for all-natural meat. Market hogs go to Leona Meats in Pennsylvania, a “certified organic butcher” for processing. It is cut, wrapped and frozen and then brought back to their freezer for storage. Whitney Farms’ agricultural practices meet with the USDA National Organic standards for crop and/or livestock production and their crops are organically grown, including corn, oats, wheat, hay, and pasture.