Chris Harp is an organic beekeeper, “Bee Doctor”, beekeeping teacher and co-founder of HoneybeeLives.  He has been tending his own hives in New Paltz, NY for twenty-six years.  He has expanded his naturalist and biodynamic approach to tend approximately 200 colonies in locations in New York and Connecticut for both individuals and organizations.  Harp is a consultant on hive health for troubled colonies and concerned beekeepers. Harp’s naturalist and biodynamic methods, and unique hive designs,…

Peace and Carrots Farm is a 4-acre, 75-member, non-certified CSA in its fourth year. The farm has been a dairy operation for four generations and Peace and Carrots’ parcel takes up only 3 of about 200 acres that composes the farm as a whole. The farm is located in the Hudson Valley, which is known for its natural beauty. Laura Nywening grew up on C.F. Johnson and Son Farm, making forts in the surrounding woods,…

Lowland Farm is named for the flat expanse of rich, grassy pastures and fields that slope into lofty hills skirted by the rambling Pochuck Creek. Farmer Will Brown aims to raise the farm’s animals responsibly, to graze its land in a sustainable fashion, and to price its grass-fed beef & pork reasonably. Lowland Farm’s cows spend their entire lives out of doors, grazing on open pastures in Amity, by the Black Dirt fields of Pine…

Hanna Bail is proprietor of Threshold Farm, a small, diverse biodynamic farm, which is protected by the Columbia Land Conservancy. The farm specializes in tree fruit; vegetables; and grass-fed beef and pork, fed with strictly organic and soy free grain and the farm’s fruit and vegetables. Farm records dating from the 1700’s to present show that Threshold farm has never been treated with pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers. The farm’s own cowherd fertilizes the fields…

Roxbury Farm is a community-supported farm, which was founded by Jean-Paul Courtens in 1990. Roxbury grows vegetables, herbs, grass-fed pork, lamb, and beef for over 1000 shareholders representing over 1200 families in four communities–Columbia County, the Capital Region, Westchester County and Manhattan–on 375 acres in Kinderhook, New York. In 2016, Roxbury Farm CSA is celebrating its 26th year as a CSA community. Since 1991, when it started with 30 members in Manhattan, the farm has…

Guy Jones of Blooming Hill Farm Guy Jones started farming in the Hudson Valley in the early 1980s, not long after he gave up his storefront law office in Albany, New York. In the beginning, Blooming Hill sold vegetables at farmers markets locally and in New York City at the Union Square Greenmarket. Back then, the farm still grew a very wide variety of specialty organic produce – some of it strange and new even…

Sam Wildfong of Obercreek Obercreek Farm is a certified organic farm located in Wappinger Falls, NY and has been in production since 2013. Obercreek grows diversified vegetables for its CSA, wholesale accounts in the Hudson Valley and New York City, farmers markets, and for its onsite farm stand. The farmers grow outside during the season and in four passive solar greenhouses year round. In addition to the vegetable production, Obercreek has a half-acre hop yard and a…

Elizabeth Ryan, producer of Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, is a renowned fruit grower and cider maker. Elizabeth bought Breezy Hill Orchard in Dutchess County in 1984 and has since expanded to operate two more orchards. What started out as a roadside fruit stand selling fresh apples has evolved into the area’s most unique purveyor of local foods grown using sustainable farming practices. Stone Ridge Orchard is a 114-acre ecologically managed orchard in the Hudson Valley, which…