Ryan of Breezy Hill & Stone Ridge Orchards

3012 Route 213, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 Map

845-687-2587/ Website 1,2
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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 produces Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider. Ecologically
grown means grown on family farms; by stewards of land, water and wildlife;
using natural methods and minimal spray; and closing the distance from farm
to table. The cidery is based at two beloved Hudson Valley farms, Breezy
Hill Orchard and Stone Ridge Orchard, where over 100 varieties of apples
are produced. They have just planted a dedicated hard cider orchard with
a number of traditional cider apples.Elizabeth has a degree in Pomology
from Cornell University and she has also studied cider making in Somerset
and Hereford in England. She is one of the founding GrowNYC Greenmarket
farmers, received the Cornucopia award from Stone Barns Center for Food
and Agriculture, and was a Smithsonian Fellow.VISIT: Stone Ridge Orchard
is open 7 days a week 9am-6pm and in the fall is open for apple picking.
Breezy Hill Orchard also hosts special events like their Fall Wassail Celebration.VISIT:
Stone Ridge Orchard is open 7 days a week 9am-6pm and in the fall is open
for apple picking. Breezy Hill Orchard also hosts special events like their
Fall Wassail Celebration.PUBLIC TRANSIT: Trailways
from NYC (2.5 hours) to New Paltz + Taxi
(20 minutes).

Linskey of Beth’s Farm Kitchen

504 County Rt. 46 Stuyvesant, NY 12173 Map
Phone: (800) 331-5267/ Website
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Founded by Beth Linskey in 1981, Beth’s Farm Kitchen was born in an 1850s
farmhouse in Columbia County in New York. Beth is a passionate advocate
of local farms and keeping farming viable. As part of the Greenmarket
of New York City, all of Beth’s fruit, with the exception of citrus, is
purchased locally or regionally. Beth initially launched this local jam
empire with her first product, Strawberry Jam. Since then, Beth’s Farm
Kitchen has developed over 90 jam varieties inspired by the many fruits
grown in the region. From Elderberry to inventive combinations like Cherrycot
and Raspyboyberry to the bestselling Strawberry-Rhubarb jam, Beth’s experimentation
and flavor profiles are diverse and delicious. Eventually, Beth’s Farm
Kitchen expanded its product line to include marmalades and chutneys,
beginning with the ever-popular Blazing Tomato Chutney. Spicy catsup,
pepper jellies, and mustards have also been added to the flavorful assortment.
Beth sold the business in 2017 and now it ships nationwide and distributes
her classic jams, chutneys and sauces to specialty groceries across the
Northeast. She currently serves on the board of Fulton Stall Market.

Denner of Little Seed Gardens

541 White Mills Rd., Valatie NY12184 Map
Phone: (518) 392-0063 / Website
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Little Seed Gardens is a 97-acre family run farm in Chatham in Columbia
County, situated on rich bottomlands at the confluence of two creeks. Farmers
Claudia Kenny, Willy Denner, and their two children tend vegetables, cover
crops and pasture. The farm is committed to agricultural practices that
protect land and human resources, build biological diversity, and produce
quality food for local communities. The food is grown without synthetic
insecticides, fungicides, herbicides or fertilizers, working to sustain
the land for future generations. Little Seed Gardens is certified organic
by NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. Willy and Claudia began Little Seed Gardens
out of a shared passion for gardening and desire to integrate work, home
and family life. Willy organizes and implements production of the 20 acres
of vegetables and has a profound commitment to working with the natural
cycles and building the farm’s soil life. Claudia was drawn into a life
of farming through the joy of playing in the dirt and a desire to live well.
She is motivated to farm by the desire to create healthy human community
co-existing peacefully. The two have been using Holistic Resource Management
as a decision-making model for Little Seed for the last 20 years. Claudia
and Willy work as sustainable food system activists on projects with diverse
stakeholders. They also offer farm mentoring to young farmers and mentor
through NOFA New York.

Latzer of Good Flavor Farm

1187 County Route 6, Clermont, NY 12526 Map
Phone: (845) 430-6734 / Website

Good Flavor Farm is located on a small piece of land in Clermont, NY. Owned
by farmer Miriam Latzer, Good Flavor Farm believes that everyone should
have access to delicious and nutritious food that feeds the body, soul,
mind and heart. The farm’s produce is Certified Naturally Grown, non-GMO
seed, with no pesticides and no herbicides. They maintain a real commitment
to improving the soil through methods like cover-cropping, and even more
sustainable sources of fertility.
Pitts of Windfall Farm

301 Neelytown Rd, Montgomery, NY 12549
Phone: (845) 457-5988/ Website/
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Morse Pitts is owner of Upstate New York local farm, Windfall Farm. Windfall
is a small, unconventional farm in Montgomery, NY, which specializes in
salad greens and unusual produce such as edible flowers, watermelon radishes,
etc. The farm uses no pesticides, no herbicides, no insecticides, no fungicides,
and no chemical fertilizers. They introduced the term “organic” to describe
Windfall Farms before the U.S.D.A began its national organic certification
program. It set a lower standard than the original certifiers, allowing
large industrial farms to be called “organic” while maintaining many unethical
agricultural and labor practices. Windfall Farm no longer endorses the term,
but still supports many organic farms and organizations that hold themselves
to higher standards.
Victor-Antoine d’Avila LaTourette of Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery

246 Barmore Rd., Lagrangeville, NY 12540 Map
Phone: (845) 457-5988 / Website

Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila Latourette is a resident Benedictine monk
at Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery near Millbrook, NY, and nine-time
author d’Avila Latourette celebrates traditional monastic cooking, which
centers on simple, fresh, wholesome ingredients from the seasonal harvest
of monks’ gardens. In his latest book, d’Avila-Latourrette follows up his
Twelve Months of Monastery Soups with a similar ode, this time
to the healthful, palate-pleasing salad, collecting hundreds of eclectic
salad recipes from around the world. The recipes are organized according
to the bounty of the seasons from the first spring harvest to the heartier
fare of the winter months, each of these mostly vegetarian salads call for
the fruits, grains and vegetables appropriate to the season. Each page contains
an appropriate and entertaining proverb or brief quote about eating, cooking
or the spiritual life.
Paul Courtens of Roxbury Farm

NY-9H, Kinderhook, NY 12106
Phone: (518) 758-8558 / Website
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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 strived to produce high quality
food at an affordable price. Roxbury Farm has become recognized across the
United States as a farm with innovative practices inspired by Courtens’
core passions: building soil fertility, creating new ways to relate to the
marketplace, and training new farmers. In 2015, Jean-Paul was able to take
all of these passions to a new project, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, near
Kingston, NY. Jean-Paul, along with other members of the Farm Hub Team,
are developing and implementing a new way to train farmers in the Hudson
Valley. VISIT: Roxbury Farm has two separate locations in Kinderhook, NY
separated by about 1 mile. At the South Farm you will find the farm office,
washing and packing barns, the greenhouses, and most of the vegetable fields.
At the North Farm you will find the CSA pick-up barn, the pick-your-own
flowers and perennial herbs, and the farm animals. PUBLIC TRANSIT: AMTRAK
to Hudson, NY (2 hours from NYC) + Cab
(5 min)
Loehr of Sparrowbush Farm

2409 Route 9 Hudson, NY 12534 Map 
Phone: (518) 537-4401/ Website
Farm, a six-generation family farm dating back to 1853, raises animals, vegetables,
and grains in Hudson, NY with a focus on fall and winter availability. Surrounded
by farming neighbors, Sparrowbush continues a tradition of agricultural
production in Columbia County. The farm raises high-quality, nutritious
food using practices that do not deplete the soil or pollute the water so
that farmers can continue to grow there for generations to come. The farm
grows 25 vegetable varieties for its winter farm share. Sparrowbush relies
on crop rotation, cover cropping, green manures and soil amendments to correct
deficiencies and build long-term fertility; and doesn’t use any chemical
pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. On pasture the farm raises hogs, laying
hens and sheep that eat grass, forage crops, vegetable scraps and organically
grown, local grains. Sparrowbush also grows rye, wheat, flint and flour
corn, and popcorn.
Jones of Blooming Hill Farm
NYS Rt. 208, Blooming Grove NY 10914 Map
Phone: (845) 782-7310
Website / Email
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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
for the burgeoning New York restaurant scene. This attracted the attention
of up-and-coming chefs such as David Bouley, Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio
and Michael Romano. These would-be restaurateurs began picking up produce
from the farm’s Greenmarket stand on a regular basis. Other chefs caught
wind of this and began requesting that the farm try growing unique crops
from then hard to obtain imported seeds. The farm answered these requests
and the word began to spread. Before long, Blooming Hill had a small but
loyal group of wholesale customers, and was delivering weekly to restaurants
in New York and the surrounding area.Today farmer Guy Jones and Blooming
Hill Farm are still known for the unaltered, eclectic and broad produce
offerings: they grow and forage over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables
on a hundred acres in Orange County, NY, and are proud to sell to some of
the finest restaurants in New York City, New Jersey, and the Hudson Valley.
VISIT: Come by for brunch every Saturday and Sunday at the farm from 10am
to 2pm. PUBLIC TRANSIT: Coach
USA bus
to Highland Mills (1.25 hours from NYC) + Cab
(15 minutes).
Bradley of Ray Bradley Farm

317 Springtown Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561 Map
Phone: (845) 255-8769
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317 Springtown Road was once an abandoned 27 acres farm, and an eyesore
to everyone. But what Ray Bradley saw was an opportunity to actualize his
dreams of having a place to raise animals and grow vegetables, fruits, herbs
and flowers to share with others. Full of potential, his field of dreams
has become a working farm, home to chickens, bees, pigs, and the occasional
stray cat, along with row after row of vegetables, flowers and herbs. Ray
got his start in the restaurant industry, beginning humbly peeling carrots
in 1976. He worked his way up throughout kitchens across the industry, rubbing
elbows with soon-to-be culinary stars like Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller,
serving as sous chef for the storied Le Cirque, and eventually helping launch
Bouley from the ground up with friend David Bouley. But after a 15+ career,
he grew tired of the taxing restaurant lifestyle. He began working as a
distributor, then rented a small plot of land and grew/sold his own organic
vegetables, then oversaw the kitchen at a friend’s bed and breakfast in
Costa Rica, and then rented farmland to expand his organic lot in New Paltz
before finally opening Bradley Farm in 2000 on those 27 acres of land. He
hasn’t looked back since.
Uhler of Peace & Carrots Farm
Phone: 845-913-6187
| Website | Email
Peace and Carrots Farm is a 4-acre, 75-member, non-certified CSA in its
third 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. VISIT: Check out the
2016 Events Calendar
for upcoming events. PUBLIC TRANSIT: Coach
USA bus
to Chester, NY (1.5 hours) + Cab
(5 minutes)
Faurie of B&L 4E Farm
Old Indian Rd, Milton, NY 12547 Map
Phone: (845) 795-2207 Website
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At B&L 4A Farm, the cattle are raised in grass, hay and natural forages;
they are never in a feed lot; they always have access to pasture, and they
are never given hormones or antibiotics. These animals experience herd life,
as opposed to stressful feedlot conditions. The farm’s cows nurture their
calves instead of early weaning and attempt in every way to provide a natural,
humane lifestyle for its animals.Farmer Lynn Faurie has a strong belief
that it all starts with the soil: without healthy soil, there is no healthy
grass; and if the grass isn’t healthy, the end product is not the desired
product. Sun drenched, carefully rotated pastures at the farm have an abundance
of vitamin E, an antioxidant that has been found to produce steaks that
stay fresh and flavorful longer. Eating a diet of grasses also makes the
farm’s beef rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to help
reduce cholesterol and fight heart disease. B&L 4A’s beef is also a
good source of CLA, or Conjugated Linoleic Acid, an important nutrient that
encourages “repartitioning”, a process that directs calories toward muscles
and away from body fat. The farm’s chicks are raised in “hoop houses,” which
are moved twice a day to graze in the lush pastures, and they are fed organic
grain as well.
Wildfong of Obercreek Farm

59 Marlorville Rd. Wappingers Falls NY 12590 Map
Phone: (845) 632-3888 |

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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 quarter
acre perennial herb garden. When weather turns too cold to grow food in
the field, the farm is kept alive by growing specialty baby greens in the
solar greenhouses. All vegetables and herbs are Certified Organic. An additional
6 acres will go into production in 2016 making it a total of 14 acres in
rotation throughout the main growing season.Sam Wildfong, along with a group
of young farmers, has a passion for hard work that brings health and sustainability
to themselves, their community and their soil. Obercreek is dedicated to
preserving the natural integrity of its land by nurturing a biologically
diverse environment, fostering a place where the community can come together
to teach, learn, experience, and celebrate life in the Hudson Valley. VISIT:
Visit the Obercreek Farm Stand in Wappingers Falls, NY.PUBLIC TRANSIT: Metro
North Train to New Hamburg (1.5 hours from NYC) + 1 mile walk.
Diaz of Slow Roots Farm

Phone:(315) 717-9080
Slow Roots Farm is made up of land that
has been farmed for hundreds of years and has been under organic management
for the last thirteen. Farmer Jacob Diaz is working to create a healthy,
sustainable model for living and working on its land. Diaz has planted vegetables
in five different counties in New York and milked cows in three of them.
Slow Roots Farm has been a vision since he started farming eleven years
ago and is the result of knowledge and experience accumulated over the years.
Brown of Lowland Farm
Prices Switch Rd.,
Phone: 845-481-3459 | Website | Email

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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 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 Island, NY.
Cows are mixed breeds, including Angus, Hereford, and Devon. They graze
on grass in the summer and in winter eat hay harvested from the bottomlands
of the farm. Pigs are heritage breeds that live on feed and the fruits of
their foraging. Not crowded into feedlots, they do not need, nor receive,
antibiotics. They grow naturally, free of growth-promoting hormones.VISIT:
Visit their farm store Saturdays year-round 10am-3pm.PUBLIC TRANSIT: Take
Bus Transit
2 hrs to Warwick, NY + Taxi
15 min.
Harp of Honey Bee Lives

133 Plains Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 Map
Phone: 845-255-6113 | Website | Email
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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, have developed from his years of working
with, and listening to, Honeybees, as well as having studied with Gunther
Hauk at the Pfeiffer Center. He has served on the Board of Directors for
the Catskill Mountain Beekeepers’ Club, and is currently on the advisory
board of the Ulster County Beekeepers Association. Harp was also a consultant
for the CNG (Certified-Naturally-Grown) Apiary Standards for their Certification
Program and the ensuing publication Handbook for Natural Beekeeping.VISIT:
Chris Harp and Grai Rice teach intensive 2-day beekeeping workshops in the
winter in the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn, and seasonal hands-on classes
in the New Paltz apiary in spring and late summer. PUBLIC TRANSIT: Trailways
from NYC 2.5 hours to New Paltz + 6-minute Taxi.
Bail of Threshold Farm

16 Summit St., Philmont, NY 12565

Phone: (518) 672-5509 | Website
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 and its nearly 100% orchard hygiene lends
to the growth of organic/biodynamic peaches, pears and apples with exceptional
flavor. The farm is off the grid, with a beautiful rammed earth room, where
most of the materials have come from within a few hundred feet! VISIT: Call
at least one day in advance to visit the farm. PUBLIC TRANSIT: AMTRAK to
Hudson, NY (2 hours from NYC) + Cab
(18 minutes).
Lewis of Wild Hive Farm

Salt Pt. Tpk., Clinton Corners, NY 12514
(845) 266-0660 | (845) 266-5863

| Website | Email
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Wild Hive Farm was founded to promote sustainable agriculture in its region
by promoting grain-based local agriculture. This mission is born out of
the local food movement and Wild Hive is committed to the production of
locally grown and milled high quality flour. Wild Hive operates a flourmill
using traditional stone grinding equipment. Founded by Don Lewis, Wild Hivehas
received considerable recognition for its flour, which is milled in small
batches from organic grain purchased from local and regional farmers. Wild
Hive is significantly different from other flours in that it is fresher,
with a taste and quality difference that is appreciable and highly regarded
by top chefs and “locavores” who prefer to cook and eat high quality locally
sourced ingredients.In the 30 years since Don Lewis first began raising
bees for local honey (hence the name Wild Hive Farm), his commitment to
reviving grains and promoting sustainable agriculture has helped reshape
the future of local grain-based agriculture in America. Lewis believes that
Wild Hive’s model lays the groundwork for a regional grain-based food systemthat
will help bring food security to the Northeast, provide a more nutrient
dense food supply, and give fair value to growers and consumers.
Gorzynski of Gorzynski Ornery Farm
7460 NY State Rt. 52,
Narrowsburg, NY 12764

Phone: (845) 252-7570 | Website
Nestled in
a valley of the Catskills two and half hours north of New York City, you’ll
find highly nutritious and flavorful vegetables growing on Gorzynski Ornery
Farm. John Gorzynski started farming in 1976 when he decided his backyard
garden was producing more food than his family could eat and/or give away.
They decided to buy a larger farm and in 1982 the Gorzynskis started creating
their 20-acre farm in the Catskills. Gorzynski Ornery Farm produces over
500 varieties of vegetables and over 100 varieties of fruit all selected
for exceptional flavor. The farm was certified “organic” for over 20 years
by alternating certifiers and they continue to adhere to real organic standards
far exceeding the government definition. Gorzynski Ornery Farm generates
its own fertility derived from a crop rotation that favors more green manure
and fallow than production. John has been a longtime advocate for organic
agriculture and small-scale growers, especially in his local Farm Bureau.
In 2002, however, he dropped their organic certification for the farm in
protest of the newly enacted federal standards and changed the name of his
business from “Gorzynski Organic Farm” to “Gorzynski Ornery Farm.” He sells
his produce to very happy vegetable eaters at NY farmers markets, via a
CSA program and to local selected restaurants.
Wyatt of Catskill Merino Farm
(845) 772-1050
Website |

Catskills Merino Farm was founded by Eugene Wyatt on Saxon Merino rams,
which were imported from Australia in the early 1990’s. The farm is located
in the low hills of Goshen, NY, 66 miles north of Manhattan and west of
the Hudson River. The farm is a place of health, birth and well-being with
great attention to the land as an offering; nothing is wasted. Catskills
Merino Farm prides itself on raising sheep on pasture in the natural, time-honored
small farm way. Sheep are treated as the special beings they are, and with
respect to the land that sustains them. In summer the sheep graze 100 acres
of lush, native grasses; in winter they eat sweet, local hay cut on the
farm. Since the import of Saxon Merino rams, Catskill Merino ewes have been
bred and selected to produce exquisite fine wool and the best of lean lamb.
Bialas of J & A Farms
PO Box 304, Goshen, NY 10924 Map
Phone: (845) 360-5380 / (845) 374-6941 Website
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Jeff Bialas founded J & A Farms with wife Adina Bialas in 2010. J &
A grows over 250 varieties of over 70 different kinds of vegetables, sustainably
and thoughtfully, in Goshen New York’s famous black dirt region. The vegetables
are available for sale through farmers markets, CSA programs, and direct
to chefs/restaurants. J & A grows a full range of vegetables, specialty
items and herbs, including basil, cilantro, dill, lavender, mint, oregano,
parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, and more! At J&A Farm, vegetables are
grown according to organic principals. They are not Certified Organic, however,
all of the farm’s produce is “Certified Naturally Grown.”