“Mead Orchards is our family’s picturesque, 180-acre fruit orchard and vegetable farm, located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson River Valley of New York! We’ve been here since 1916, and now grow nearly 40 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, pears, plums, cherries, strawberries and other berries. We also grow a wide variety of delicious greens, summer vegetables, winter squashes, pumpkins, and decorative gourds.
On Weekends during the harvest season (plus the national Monday holidays of Labor Day and Columbus Day), some of our fruits and berries are available for you to “pick-your-own.” We also bring our produce to several farmers markets throughout the week. We’re located about 100 miles north of Manhattan, 50 miles south of Albany, and just 4 miles east of the Hudson River.”
‘Quail Hill Farm, one of the original CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms in the U.S., is located in Amagansett, New York, on land donated to the Peconic Land Trust by Deborah Ann Light.
Since it was established in 1990, Quail Hill Farm has grown to 30 acres serving 200 families, as well as provides produce to a local school, nearby restaurants, a farmers market, and food pantries. Each year, Quail Hill Farm signs on to the “Farmer’s Pledge” of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York: ‘to sustain the land in healthy condition for future generations.'”
“This project started with a conversation with Human Resources and a ticket to Paris.
I had been working at American Express developing business in Europe. Lo and behold, my role moved to London, and I stayed in New York (hence the meeting with HR). It was a good thing though – I was excited about the possibilities ahead! But first my husband and I redeemed all our Membership Rewards points and headed straight to Paris with a beautiful guidebook in hand, Markets of Paris.
We explored that city in a brand new way, eating most of our meals at the wonderful Parisian farmers markets. As we wandered, we started to wonder what kinds of markets New York had to offer beyond our beloved greenmarket at Abingdon Square. A frustrating search on the internet yielded very little information about the markets, and there was no single place to find information about them. And so, rather than jump back into a grinding job search, I wrote a book proposal.”
“For the 2010 season, we are pleased to announce that Browder’s Birds will be offering its pastured poultry on the North Fork and in New York City through our own and partner CSAs. We will also be at the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market every Saturday from June – November. We are very excited about giving you the opportunity to enjoy our pastured, local, healthy and delicious chickens.”
“In 1978, twenty years before terms like “sustainability” and “buy local” became commonplace, Jim LaPrete set out to find a way in which he could support his family without compromising his passions for being outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen.
Today, his daughter Kim—along with her husband, her brother, and soon her own children—bakes with her father’s passion, using his original recipes, which were considered old-fashioned when he introduced them. Baking nightly and with only a forty-five minute drive into New York City, we take pleasure in providing the freshest bread and baked goods possible to our customers. We at Baker’s Bounty are very proud to be one of the original Greenmarket vendors, and we consider ourselves privileged to be part of such an essential institution.”
“We are a one-of-a-kind creamery, allowing the visitor a unique view of sheep dairy farming as practiced in Europe for the last 4,000 years. We have combined years of cheesemaking expertise and modern equipment from all over the world to build a facility allowing full public access to all farm activities. We educate and involve the visitor in daily life on a real working sheep dairy.”
“Here at the Amazing Real Live Food Co., we are committed to producing restorative food and drink in our home… the Hudson Valley. Our goal is to make vital products that honor our body as a living organism and promote its good health.
Our philosophy is to make delicious, wholesome ‘vittles’ (foods) & ‘elixirs’ (drinks) for our friends and neighbors. Products containing essential probiotic beasties, dense nutritional values, and key digestive enzymes, which the human body naturally thrives on, so we might be able to feed our dear ones well, while helping their bodies become healthier.”