Local Partners

 Denison Farm – Schaghticoke, NY

Beautiful and nearby, Denison Farm is a family farm fully committed to organic and sustainable practices. Justine, Brian, and their daughters Maggie and Suzanna grow on over 164 acres of rich bottomland, wooded ridges, pasture/hayfields, marsh, and streams. Denison is a fellow vendor at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market and a regular source for carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, celeriac root, and greens. They also have an amazing CSA program that makes it easy (and delicious) to keep fresh local seasonal produce stocked up in your fridge.

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Beautiful Denison Farm Beets

Justine and I checking out summer tomatoes

Justine and I scouting the perfectly ripe tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peanut Principle – Cohoes, NY

The Peanut Principle based out of Cohoes, NY, has over 15 years experience in the nut business. Their huge selection of Gourmet Nut & Seed butters are made with the highest quality ingredients including dry roasted organic nuts and seeds. You can find them at many farmer’s markets (including at the Troy market with us) or you can shop their online store. The Peanut Principle makes everything in small handmade batches fresh every week. Our favorite is the Tree Hugger Nut Butter : A Rainforest blend of peanuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, cinnamon, banana chips, nutmeg, and vanilla. We use this in our Top Banana and any smoothie that builds with nut butter. Guilty of sneaking at least a spoonful of this stuff a day.

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You cant have just one. Can not.

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Little Seed Gardens – Chatham, NY

Little Seed Gardens is a 97 acre family run farm in the town of Chatham in Columbia County, situated on rich bottomlands at the confluence of two creeks. Farmers, Claudia Kenny and Willy Denner and their two children, tend vegetables, cover crops and pasture. Little Seed is committed to agricultural practices that protect land and human resources, build biological diversity, and produce quality food for our local communities. All food is grown without synthetic insecticides, fungicides, herbicides or fertilizers. Little Seed Gardens is certified organic by NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. We especially love Little Seed for herbs like Fennel and Basil and their leafy greens.

   Mariaville Farm – Delanson, NY

Mariaville is a family operated farm in rural Schenectady county that specializes in pasture raised beef, pork, lamb, goat, rabbit, chicken, poultry, and eggs. All the animals are 100% pasture raised with free choice of forage and no antibiotics ever administered. No, I do not serve meat in the shop, BUT, over 50% of our juice pulp gets served up to the pigs at Mariaville Farm and Mariaville just happens to have the best tasting bacon in the world. Buy from Mariaville at the Troy Farmers Market or the Schenectady Greenmarket.

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Empire Zero, LLC

Empire Zero provides food waste and compost management for businesses, offices, institutions, and homes. From the Capital District and Upper Hudson Valley of New York to the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, Empire Zero is redefining food waste in our communities. Juice pulp that does not make it to the Mariaville Farm or to our customers gardens and baked goods is composted by Empire Zero.

Nibble, Inc. – Troy, NY

Enjoy a glass of apple juice with your favorite local, organic, potato based donuts. With creations like the Parfait doughnut (filled with greek yogurt!) and the Maple Bacon, Nibble is quickly becoming a Troy (and beyond) breakfast and lunch time favorite. We are proud to supply Nibble with fresh apple juice that tastes amazingly crisp and is fresh alternative to coffee in their shop.

Slackhollow Farm – Argyle, NY

Slack Hollow Farm has been a family run diversified vegetable farm since 1985. Seth Jacobs, Martha Johnson and crew grow and market NOFA-NY Certified organic produce grown in the fertile upland (hills) of beautiful Washington County, NY. We love juicing Slackhollow cucumbers, carrots, and Spinach.

Altamont Orchards- Altamont, NY

Altamont Orchards is one of the largest and continually operating apple orchards and family run farms in the capital district. We love getting apples from Altamont in the Fall and can’t resist their farm store that’s always full of local specialty finds. web-logo

Saratoga Apple –  Schuylerville, NY

Saratoga Apple is family owned and operated orchard just outside of Saratoga Springs, NY. The Darrows have been growing apples for 5 generations.  Saratoga apples are grown with great care, using low-spray techniques and micronutrient fertilization, including sea minerals. A fellow vendor at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, we get apples each week from the folks at Saratoga Apple.

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