Our Food Family: The Farmers

a visit from the farmers!
Amy & Gerry from Hepworth Farms                                                                                        with MCFC Coordinator Gwen Charles!

 

 

 

Our food family consists of a few sustainably minded farmers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

IPM & Organic Produce: Hepworth Farms, Milton NY
Hepworth Farms is a small, diversified, ecologically managed farm located on the banks of the Hudson River in New York State. The farm has been in the family for seven generations. Over 30 years of work on the farm have been dedicated to organic and ecologically sustainable farming. The fruit is grown with the Whole Farm Alive Systems Approach, using Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The fruit is of exceptional quality and taste! The produce will be picked fresh for you and is delivered at the wholesale price.

Some examples of fruit harvested from June to November: strawberries, cherries, and raspberries in July; peaches, plums, nectarines, grapes and melons in July, August and September; apples and pears from August through November. Seasonal vegetables include a variety of salad greens, cooking greens, soft vegetables, herbs, and root vegetables. The produce is picked either the day before or the same day as delivery.

http://www.hepworthfarms.com

Organic Produce: Lancaster Farm Fresh, Lancaster PA
Organic watermelons and blueberries come from our Amish farm partners out in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. MCFC works with Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) is a non profit organic farmers cooperative of 75 farmers in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Their focus is on creating healthy high quality foods from highly maintained and enriched soils on small scale family farms.

Local Honey: Bee My Honey Apiary, Stillwater NJ
Bee Keepers Michele & Jeff have multiple hives on unsprayed farms. The honey varieties reflect the seasonal flowers growing in the area. Their raw, unfiltered local Wildflower honey in glass jars is the mainstay of their business but specialty items like creamed honey, pollen, beeswax and handmade lip balm are also available. See new Bee My Honey order form: Bee My Honey order form

Pre-order through PayPal. Use the “family and friends” payment type so there are no extra charges. The account is: beemyhoneyapiary@gmail.com

Organic Herbals: Lancaster Pharmacy, Lancaster PA
Community Supported Medicine (CSM) shares, feature the freshest certified organic herbal medicine grown, harvested and prepared with care in Lancaster County. CSM Shares consist of a once-monthly delivery of 3-5 hand crafted herbal products, fresh/dried herbs and a beautiful newsletter containing information about utilizing them for keeping you and your family healthy throughout the year.

Variable with the season, you may receive items like detoxifying and digestive support tonics, healing skin salves, freshly infused therapeutic skin oils, fresh and dried beneficial tea blends, rejuvenating bath salts, and tinctures.

Pastured Eggs and Pork: Wrong Direction Farm, Albany NY
Pasture raised pork fed local whey, vegetables & non-gmo grain.
And those pigs are so darn cute and clean.
Read more wrongdirectionfarm.com, To order click the Order link, and then place an order. During checkout, select the delivery date.

 

 

 

 

 

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