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ONCE AGAIN NUT
BUTTER is an employee owned company in Nunda, NY. From
their website: "We were founded with the goal of providing
the natural products industry with a tasty, healthy, and nutritious
peanut butter. Our full product line includes: Dawes Hill
Honey, bulk nuts, organic and natural peanut butters, organic
and natural almond butters, organic and natural cashew butters,
organic and natural Tahini, and organic sunflower butter."
in the late 1800's with a housewife making mustard for
March of 1996 that recipe would start Nunda Mustard, with
the help of the Small Business Development Center, Cornell
University and the New York State Department of Agriculture
and Markets. Ron and Wendy have built their family recipe
into a thriving company.
HILL FARM is located in one of the most beautiful
regions of the country; the Finger Lakes of Upstate
New York. Rolling hills overlook long narrow lakes covered
with farms and vineyards. Scenic old villages provide
shopping, lodging and dining for those visiting the
dozens of wineries.
are committed to being a partner in our local economy.
All of our cider is made from locally grown apples. All
of our flours are purchased from local mills. Your purchases
help support the small, family fun businesses and growers
in our region.
One of our seasonal
vendors, HEMLOCK HILLS ALPACA FARM is a 75-acre, family-run
farm overlooking the Hemlock Valley in the Finger Lake Region
of Upstate New York, just south of Rochester. Bob and Mary
Ann and their family have a picturesque agribusiness, with
incredible fiber products crafted from their animals, from
sweaters to mittens to socks and hats. On top of that they
are just great people all around!
Coffee and wine?
Sure thing! Bob is a very hard working guy who started this
company in Avon, NY and has continued growing it into a thriving
coffee, tea and gift shop right here in the Finger Lakes.
We've had most of the coffees ourselves (especially in the
winter time when we're pruning or working with the wine and
need a warm pick me up) and can say that we all enjoy them.
Conesus Lake, NY. Simplicity at its finest; 3 ingredients
(Wildly Harvested Black Raspberries, Organic Sugar &
Citrus Peel Pectin), one incredible product.
Farm produces a black raspberry jam from the fruit harvested
on their property. No imported fruit, no preservatives,
just freshly picked berries from their farm to your plate.
its sixty plus year history, Kutter's Cheese/Yancey's
Fancy has established a reputation for high quality,
recent years, under the leadership of Bailey and Wimble,
YANCEY'S FANCY has launched in excess of fifteen
new and exciting varieties of cheeses that reintroduced
the flavors that made New York famous for handcrafted
cheddar cheeses many years ago.
GOAT'S MILK SOAP raises their own American Alpine goats
and milks them by hand. The business started as a 4-H project
and now provides a wide range of scents, including wine-scented!
Goat's milk soap is great for all skin types, particularly
those allergic to fragrances or store-bought soaps!
COOPERATIVE GRAPE JUICE COMPANY is a grower-owned
cooperative first organized in 1929 with 8 growers.
are now 150 growers with 3,400 acres of Concord grapes,
producing about 20,000 tons of Concord grapes each harvest
season. We are located in the famous "Concord Grape
Belt," which runs 50 miles along the southern shore
of Lake Erie and varies from 2 to 6 miles wide. Drink
up, because Concord grape juice is naturally low in
sodium, contains no fat or cholesterol, and ranks the
highest in antioxidant capacity of most common beverages!
YUMMYS believes in supporting the local economy,
and so offers a wide variety of specialty jellies, jams,
spreads, dip mixes, oil blend mixes and baking mixes
made from local products. Products are designed for
people that may or may not like to cook and for whom
time is of the essence.
When Deer Run Winery
was first visualized, a gift shop was less than secondary in
the planning phase. Joan Kuyon, George's wife and a Home Economics/Gourmet
Foods teacher for 30 years needed her part of this venture as
well. Not only does Joan have a large part in the planning and
preparation of our events, she oversees the gift shop as well.
Through her guidance the retail offerings have grown considerably
and from the start her focus turned towards locally produced
foods and gifts. Her vision for our customers is to experience
unique local offerings that you may not be able to find in the
bigger stores. One of Joan's goals is for our customers to be
able to walk out with gift baskets to share the unique foods
and gifts that our region has to offer with friends and family.
We have several sizes of gift baskets made up ready to go in
our gift shop, or are happy to help you select a mix of wine
and local products and put it all together the way you want!
We all share in that
view, and strive to make our customer's experience here unique
and memorable. Our vision of promoting local is growing year
after year, as is the number of locally produced goods in our
gift shop. This year we are making a big push in that direction;
promoting our local vendors on our website, attending more farmers
markets, hosting a "Meet the Vendors Day" during the
holidays to help them promote and sell their products during
the shopping season, and by including information about them
in our newsletters.
We invite you to learn more about our local goods, and then
stop in and see what this great little corner of the world has
The MUSTARD SEED
'N' MORE was started in August 2008 and is located 2 miles
north of Bristol Mountain in beautiful Upstate New York. They
make pepper mustards that have varying degrees of heat; mild,
medium, hot, turbo charged, and habanero as well as horseradish
mustard, creamy garlic mustard, and chunky garlic mustard.
From their website:
"We are a missions-oriented company, all of our profits
go to mission work. Locally, we support Child Evangelism Fellowship
which leads Good News Clubs in elementary schools in Livingston,
Ontario and Yates counties. (Learn more at www.cefonline.com.)
Internationally, we support missionaries working with Africa
Inland Mission in Kibera, Kenya. Near Nairobi, Kibera is the
second largest slum in the world."
"A Maple Syrup
Farm in the Heart of the Finger Lakes in Western NY"
One of the traditions
of the Northeastern U.S. is sugaring, and holding to that tradition
is a group of hard working folks from the Finger Lakes. The
many workers include volunteers and family members, all striving
for the perfect maple products to satisfy that sweet tooth we
all have. The farm hosts several artisan and music fests each
year. Click on the banner above to visit their website for more
website: "We are a small family business in the rolling
hills and farm country of western New York that value
the people we work with and our customers who share our
love of garlic.
The name Luke
was chosen after researching the deeds to the Mill Creek
Farm from the 1850's. I wanted the product to reflect
the heritage and tradition of this farm. I feel the name
Luke reflects honesty, steadfastness and commitment, which
is a hallmark of these quality products."
Luke's Original Pickled Garlic Scapes, Pickled Garlic
Scapes with Dill, Pickled Garlic Scapes with Habanero
Peppers, and Luke's #9 Garlic Scape Pesto with Jalapeno
& Live Long!
motto our Founder Bill Higgins began many years ago when
he purchases a parcel of agricultural land just off of
Route 29 on the way from Saratoga Springs to Schuylerville.
is proud that his garlic sauces start from scratch at Homestead
View Farm. "If you look at a clove of garlic, you see
only one form...the outside," he notes. "It's
not until you begin to peel away the layers that you see
the individual cloves. That's how it is with the SARATOGA
GARLIC COMPANY. It's a real group effort...all the individual
parts contribute something important to the whole."
ARBOR HILL WINERY
is located in South Bristol just north of Naples, New York which
is located at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake in the famous
Finger Lakes Region. In 1987 Arbor Hill was started in just one
building. Now it sits in a complex of antique buildings (including
the original), in a wonderful warm New England country type setting.
The Brahm family takes great pride in the fact that they produce
their products on the premises. In their country complex they
have several buildings; one is the retail shop, another is the
Bistro, and the rest are mainly used for production.
Today, John and Katie
Brahm continue the traditions as owners of Arbor Hill, an award
winning producer of gourmet food products and wine.
SAUCES creates the highest quality sauces, seasonings, and
rubs for the serious recreational chef!
Deer Run stocks their awesome Kansas City Style and Texas Style
BBQ sauces; no high-fructose corn syrup, no preservatives and
based in Victor, NY, produces a unique line of citrus-based
gourmet hot sauces that are great on everything from wings,
burgers, fish and beyond. It all started in a kitchen with a
father and son whipping up sauces from their vast supply of
home-grown hot peppers. Searching for that perfect blend of
peppers and spices, they created a line of sauces that are packed
with the unique flavor of the peppers used in each sauce and
are not shy on the heat. Great for dipping, grilling, mixing
and excellent as marinades.