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
Heritage Tamworth and Gloucestershire Old Spot hogs raised on fresh green pasture is what the Tilyou family farm is all about. Nine years ago, they decided sustainable, free range method was the way to raise pigs. No antibiotics or hormones in their products, and we think it’s the best pork we’ve had!
Dan Tower Farm
Conventionally grown apples, peaches, and plums
Dan Tower apples are as classic as it gets at the co-op. Almost year round, we have bushels of apples grown by Dan, Iris and their crew sitting just inside our front doors. Dan is the fifth generation of Tower fruit farmers in Youngstown; he grows fantastic summer crops of sweet and tart cherries, apricots, peaches, plums that are followed by the fall harvest of the best apples in WNY.
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.