First Light Farm and Creamery
East Bethany, NY
Organic cow's milk yogurt, chèvre, cheddar, jack, feta, cheddar curds and fresh organic cream-top milk
Trystan and Max Sandvoss bring us the fresh, fantastic cheeses from First Light Farm and Creamery. The brothers studied cheesemaking in the Pacific Northwest, then purchased a former pear orchard in between Buffalo and Rochester to start their goat farm. With their goat’s milk and certified organic jersey cow’s milk from a neighbor, each batch of cheese is hand crafted for serious goodness!
Stand Fast Farm
Grass Fed Beef
Tim, Rachel, and their young son Elijah are the family behind Stand Fast Farm beef – the grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free beef we feature in our meat case and in our prepared foods at the co-op. Since 2006, the Grants have been raising beef with a respect for their animals, health, and the environment. We love the way they do business!
Tamworth and Gloucestershire Old Spot (GOS) pigs
Rick Tilyou of T-Meadow farm has retired and sold his pigs to Kindred Kreek Farm. The Jendrowski Family has been farming themselves since 2005, but the farm has been in the family since the late 1830s. Kindred Kreek is a source for heritage, pasture-raised, LOCAL pork! Jeff Jendrowski will continue to maintain the herd and elite bloodline of T-Meadow’s pigs. Pasture-raised, the pigs are fed a vegetarian diet of grains and hay grown on the farm. There are never any antibiotics or growth hormones used by Kindred Kreek with any of their animals.
Conventionally grown apples, peaches, and plums
Sadly, longtime Co-op apple, peach and plum grower Dan Tower passed away earlier this year. Fortunately for our community, Brian LoVullo purchased 100 acres of orchards and equipment from the Towers. Dan was able to spend his final months sharing his decades of knowledge with Brian so he and his family can carry on growing the great orchard fruit we all love. The LoVullos will carry on Dan’s love for agriculture and commitment to LOCAL food! In addition, Iris Tower will continue to grow her beautiful flowers to sell at the Elmwood Farmer’s Market.
Conventionally grown broccoli, beans, corn, cucumbers, cauliflower, lettuces, yellow squash, zucchini, and plants
Brad Draudt’s farm in Hamburg is a true family affair. Each spring, their lettuces are one of the first things to make their way into the produce department, and local season begins! A steady stream of squash, beans, cucumbers, and fresh sweet corn in the months that follow, straight from the Draudt family’s sunny fields.
Certified Organic lettuces, red & green curly kale, chards, collards, dandelions, tomatoes, parsley, fennel
We’re always happy to see Lyman Hill’s face at our door with a truck full-o-greens outside. Bowman-Hill Farm is certified organic, growing near Lake Ontario in Kent, NY.
Certified Organic chiogga, red, & golden beets, green & red cabbage, cucumbers, various greens, lacinato kale, red & yellow onions, pac choi, radishes, sweet peppers, tomatoes, red & yellow watermelon, winter squash, red & yellow cherry tomatoes
Porter Farms has been a family operation for over 50 years. Mike Porter, whose parents started the farm, is owner and his family and crew run the diversified farm. Porter Farms supplies A huge CSA program, and many East Coast supermarkets, all from their farm in Elba, NY!
Conventionally grown beans, berries (strawberries and raspberries), broccoli, colored and white cauliflower, corn, eggplant, various sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, and heirloom tomatoes.
Tony Weiss was one of the original farmers to partner with the co-op in our early years in Lexington. Every year we look forward to his sweet strawberries in June, and gorgeous tomatoes, peppers, and well, just about everything that grows out of the ground throughout the growing season.
Wilson Street Farm
Non-certified organically grown basil, parsley, cilantro
Bouquets, sunflowers, assorted flowers and plants
Martin and Barbara Henry have been in the flower business for years. Their latest venture is Henry’s Gardens, which supplies our gourgeous local wildflower bouquets. Barb’s son Alan will also supply us with conventionally grown eggplant and hot peppers this year!
Singer Farm Naturals
Certified organic garlic, potatoes and conventionally grown cherries, peaches, plums
Since 1915, Singer Farm has been growing juicy tree fruits along Lake Ontario. In recent years, Tom and Vivian Szulist have made the farm synonymous with tart cherry juice and garlic as well. They’ve rebuilt the ‘legacy barn’ at the farm, and are moving off the grid with their very own wind turbine and solar panels on farm.
God’s Country Creamery
Hand-made artisan cheeses
Located near the small town of Ulysses, our artisan cheeses are made right on the farm from all-natural, clean raw-milk, free from artificial growth hormones. The mountain spring water and lush green grass on the farm give the milk a delicious, fresh and sweet flavor.