We're psyched to have partnered with Bolton Farms, a family-owned 60-acre farm in Hilton, New York. John Bolton has provided the Rochester area with sustainably grown local produce using hydroponic and soil-based farming since 2008. One of the best parts about hydroponically grown produce is that the roots are kept with the plant. That means a Bibb lettuce will last much longer at home than traditionally farmed one, so it is an economical choice as well as a sustainable (and delicious) one. Some special care is required, though--check out our Produce Manager Caitlin's easy-peasy instruction video inside!
We're gearing up for a lot of fun for the Abundance Winter Wonder Market on Saturday, February 7. We have a lovely set of local food makers who will be in to offer up a taste of their delicious eats. Find out who's coming in and learn a little about them before the day.
Place your order for a sustainably raised turkey for Thanksgiving this year by 8:00 pm on Friday, October 17. Oink and Gobble Farm (located in Interlaken, New York) turkeys are all natural and humanely raised, plus they're delicious.
The Piggery is a rising star in the New York State delicacy food scene, and we were lucky to sit down with them to hear their story. If you've tried out their awesome deli meats or hot dogs, you'll know that they're really doing something different.
We not only support small farmers, but the smallest of our local farmers here in western New York. Check out Lisa Payne of Payne Farm in Shortsville, New York, and the wonderful selection of heirloom tomato and hot pepper plants she has carefully tended for us. We have her starter plants available this week, and the varieties really are unique (like the Michael Pollan variety!).
Baby goats were a big hit at our recent Earth Day Birthday, and that was thanks to our wonderful partner Clover Meadow Creamery. Run by Kim Henretty, they produce delicious goat's milk and yogurt.