LOCAL FOOD

Local Health Food Stores, Farms,

Farmer’s Markets, CSA’s

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Cabbage Hill Farm

Mount Kisco, NY In winter find them every 2nd week at The Farmer’s Market at The Boy’s and Girls Club. In summer at John Jay Homestead Market in Katonah every weekend. Noteworthy: Lamb once a year. Check their Facebook page for notice. Sustainably raised aquaponic fish year-round, and hoop house grown vegetables, poultry, beef, pork.

Garden of Ideas

Ridgefield, CT Worth the trip for amazing organic greens. Buy a weeks worth in one trip from their self-serve farm stand. They produce nearly year-round in hoop houses, and definitely stop in to tour the beautifully landscaped grounds and wild rice fields. Noteworthy: amazingly flavorful, fresh harvested mustard greens, kale, leeks, varieties of radishes, basil, parsley, herbs, beautiful head and leaf lettuces

Gossett’s Farmer’s Market

South Salem, NY Because they have regionally produced organically-grown produce, coffee and meats and because I have a booth there! Noteworthy: Organic coffee, beeswax candles and raw honey from local beekeeper, organic, grassfed meats, organic produce and mushrooms

Local Harvest Directory

Online Find local farms and markets in their directory, or add a listing if your local farm hasn’t done so. Help a farmer!

Mrs. Green’s

Katonah Mrs. Green’s stocks some produce by Amawalk Farms, and buys produce through Angello’s a family owned regional produce supplier who specializes in sourcing regionally produced organic products. If you want to know where the food comes from ask the produce person at Mrs. Green’s to check with Elizabeth from Angello’s Noteworthy: Live, organic sauerkrauts, Amawalk farm produce, whole-grain organic wheat-free breads in the freezer, organic almond butter, fresh refrigerated organic tahini, Jim’s Organic coffee, all produce always organic, some local

Nature’s Temptations

Ridgefield, CT If you are headed to Ridgefield, stock up on bulk items from Nature’s Temptations extensive bulk bin offerings. Try something from Liz’s deli or the juice bar while you are there, and be sure to ask Dre any supplement questions you have, she’s a storehouse of information and very helpful.Great juice bar, hot food bar, soups, deli and supplement section as well. Noteworthy: Extensive bulk department for economic and unique varieties of rice, beans, oats, whole grains and nuts. Mostly organic. Produce is organic. Usually stocks fresh young coconuts, which can be ordered by the case. Raw milk special orders.

Ryder Farm CSA

North Salem, NY Organic produce direct from the farm every week: Ryder Farm Cottage Industries has included more growing land this year and is accepting more CSA members than in previous years. Seeds are already sown and we are looking forward to a wonderful 2010 season. Early sign up will assure your participation.

Ryder Farm Farmstand

North Salem, NY Farmstand open May-October, selling bedding plants, flowers and produce Wonderful bedding plants, and if you ask early they can reserve some for you.

Slow Food Westchester

Join Slow Food USA to participate in Slow Food Westchester’s drive to ensure good, clean, fair food county wide.

TABLE Local Market

Bedford Hills TABLE Local Market specializes in regionally produced foods, but not on organic. You have to ask about each item if you want food that is produced without pesticides/herbicides, but all products are as local as they can find. Much of the produce is from local farms, the meats are from various regional producers and the cheeses are from NY. Noteworthy: Cave-aged NY cheeses made with milk from grass-fed cows, excellent quality. The only local source for Eco-Products compostable serving ware.

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