Located in the heart of Lancaster County, Alpine Heritage Creamery specializes in making hand-crafted cheeses from 100% grass-fed cows. Our cheese is made from our own jersey dairy cows grazing on our lush green pastures in Paradise, PA.
BEE HOLLOW FARM
The 178 acres of farm land in Schodack Landing, NY is home to Bee Hollow Farm. Today, Bee Hollow Farm is a family owned and operated sustainable apiary but our story starts way back to when our Master beekeeper, Paul, was a child living on a dairy fair in Upstate NY. Growing up Paul was exposed to bees and beekeeping on his family’s farm as well as neighboring farms. Paul never imagined that him and his family would have created Bee Hollow Farm nor did they know how successful it would be! But he did know that beekeeping was something he was extremely passionate about.
THE START OF BEE HOLLOW FARM
Although Paul has practiced beekeeping on and off throughout his entire life, bees have always fascinated him. When he first heard about the bee crisis, Paul and his family were living in Boston, MA and Paul knew he had to do his part to help save the bees he came to love as a child. As a family, they placed a Nuc in their backyard, and it was then that Paul realized his passion was not working in a corporate office, but instead it was tending to the family bees. They say you can’t go home, but that’s exactly what Paul and his family did. For the next four plus years, they searched for the perfect place in New York to raise their honey bees. It wasn’t until 2014 when Paul purchased his current farm, that’s how our farm story began. Once Bee Hollow Farm was created, Paul had a huge growth spurt in the number of colonies he raised and the expansion of Bee Hollow Farm has not slowed down since!
“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the lord our maker; for he is our god and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care” psalm 95: 6-7
Our calling in this life is farming, a special kind of farming that nurtures the land, animals and our family. We love working side by side with our children and god’s creation to produce high quality, farm crafted products.
Our farm is nestled in the rolling hills of Central New York, where we currently milk 45 cows on our 158 acre farm. We both come from farming backgrounds, we are thankful for the way it has taught us to appreciate the land, animals and instilled good work ethics.
Our passion for farming is rooted in our love for our family. we are blessed with three young children and feel it is our responsibility to provide for them to the best of our ability. one way we can surely provide is by the food we put on the table, including homemade butter, fresh milk and homegrown veggies. As our children grow, we love to teach them to care for the land and animals.
Farming to us is way more than a career, it’s our whole being. Our approach is old fashioned with all hands-on deck working together as a “family farmstead”. We strive to care for our family and our farm the way god cares for us, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to produce something worth sharing. Our products are farm crafted with love and blessings from our little family to yours.
Tom and Caroline McGrath
Feather Brook Farm was established by Leroy and Mary King in 2016.
Located a mere 12 miles from Hidden Camp Farm, Feather Brook Farm sits on 80 acres of woods and pasture near Fort Plain, New York. The name of the farm draws inspiration from a brook that runs within the property and the notion that it is a home to many varieties of “feathered friends”. Leroy, Mary, and their four children have raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese on the pastures and ponds of Feather Brook Farm.
Chicks arrive at Feather Brook Farm when they are only one day old, and they enjoy a life that never includes cages.
Cages are not the only things that these birds are free from, they will never receive steroids, antibiotics, or hormones either. The birds mature at a pace dictated by nature, not as a result of any force feeding or outside influence. Just like at Hidden Camp Farm, the birds are able to supplement their organic feed rations with the bounty of seeds, greens, and insects that the pastures contain. During the colder months they prefer the warmth of the barn, safe from the recent cold winds and snowfall.
It is our belief that this organic approach to raising poultry, results in a healthier flock that produces more nutritious foods. This difference is also a visible one, as these birds have meat, organs, and fat that exhibit more vibrant colors than the pale counterparts often found in supermarkets. Studies have shown that pasture raised poultry contains greater levels of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Omega 3 fatty acids. By maintaining small flock sizes and fully processing the birds on site, Feather Brook Farm is able to consistently deliver high quality poultry.
Larger commercial poultry operations may raise birds in groups of thousands, but at Feather Brook Farm the flock numbers can be counted in the dozens. This allows for a greater level of supervision over the health of each bird, from their first day until the time they have matured.
In 2020, Feather Brook Farm completed construction of their on site processing facility. The process of selecting the mature birds, harvesting the meat, preparing the individual cuts, and packaging the products - is a process that Leroy and Mary complete by hand, and within a timeframe of just a few hours. We hope that you will agree: that having carefully and locally produced poultry, helps you to put more nutritious and delicious food on your table.
Dave and Carly Dougherty, the husband and wife team behind Food and Ferments, fell in love with fermentation soon after they met while working together at A Full Plate Cafe in Philadelphia. With roots in farming and food, theirs was a path that quickly led to quarts of sauerkraut and gallons of kombucha fermenting in all corners of their Powelton Village apartment. Their love affair with all things sour hasn't stopped since. In 2012 they launched Food and Ferments, and became one of the first companies in Philadelphia to offer a wide range of naturally fermented food and drinks.
In the fall of 2014, Food and Ferments relocated to central New York, building a kitchen at Twin Oaks Dairy- an operational organic farm still run by Carly's family- complete with fertile land, wooded forests, and breathtaking views. They now make their ferments atop a hill on the farm, surrounded by family, pasturing cows, and the occasional visitor. Their vision is one of a hybrid life--days spent shredding cabbage and culturing kombucha in the country, paired with weekends traveling to cities and local towns, selling goods to their fans spanning the east coast from Philadelphia to Upstate New York.
It is their hope that Food and Ferments can play a part in helping to renew and revitalize the time honored food tradition of fermentation, which promotes good health and celebrates culture, on both the microscopic and societal levels. Please enjoy, and thanks for your support!
Henry Miller Organic Produce Farm is near Fort Plain, NY. He utilizes only organic practices on his property, and we expect that he will obtain Certified Organic status in summer 2021.
Hidden Camp Farm, owned and operated by the King Family, sits on 140 acres of lush rolling farmland in quiet upstate New York offering their products in stores and on the farm.Founded in the spring of 2009, the farm derives its name from the 1930’s original camp-site fireplace & chimney discovered in the woods by their children. The Kings run a full-scale organic dairy with a small herd of over 50 happy Jersey cows. Since 2011, the Kings have also offered certified organic turkey, and certified organic, soy-free eggs, certified organic duck eggs, certified organic meat chickens and certified organic produce. They believe in farming the old fashioned way…all natural!!!
Juniper Hill Farm is nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain, on the Boquet River in Wadhams, New York.
Established in 2007, we grew on three acres of fertile land; now, we cultivate over one hundred acres. We are continuously adding more greenhouses with a goal of bringing to market an earlier and higher quality variety of products.
We hope our food makes its way onto your table.
Our growing techniques exceed the requirements of the National Organic Program and our farm is recognized by NOFA NY as a Certified Organic Farm
Kriemhild Dairy Farms (pronounced CREAM-hild), is a small, farmer-owned, agribusiness specializing in high quality full-fat, and cultured dairy foods with milk sourced from grass-based herds in Central New York. Our premier product is made by slowly churning fresh sweet cream into an 85% butterfat, resulting in our creamy, flavorful butter.
We believe, simply, that animals raised on pasture thrive and in turn provide a healthier product for us. The verdant hills and meandering valleys of Upstate New York provides the perfect climate for our pastures and cows. Using high quality milk from these grass fed cattle, our products are made in small batches daily.
Beginning in 2003, our mother had a dream to create goat-based products. After reading an article about goats, we were compelled to buy more and more goats. Then in 2004, we received a PA raw milk permit to serve within the state of Pennsylvania.
After an apprenticeship to learn the craft of cheese making, our family-owned business began making handcrafted goat cheese in small, artisan batches.
Our family-owned company entices people all over the world to try our artisan cheese products. Our cheeses have a European touch, inspired by Europe with our own identity added to them to satisfy palettes of all types. Some European cheeses are protected, meaning we cannot use them. So we have alot of fun coming up with our own names.
North Country Creamery is a 100% grass-fed, Non-GMO, & Animal Welfare Approved dairy in Keeseville, NY. We are 20 minutes south of Plattsburgh, a ferry ride across Lake Champlain from Burlington, VT, and just over an hour from both the high peaks region of the Adirondacks and Montreal.
All of our products are made exclusively with fresh milk from our Milking Shorthorn and Jersey cows, and other ingredients are limited to cultures, local herbs, maple syrup & organic extracts--no added colors or stabilizers. Our cows receive the utmost care through the use of tinctures, essential oils, and homeopathic remedies if ever they are in need. We hope you enjoy our products just as much as we enjoy creating them.
Jake Beiler runs a small third-generation family farm with 50 dairy cows in Ronks, PA. He is focusing on the comfort of the cows and giving them the least stressful environment as possible to live in. This quality care leads to great rBST (antibiotic) free milk, which in turn leads to delicious cheese.