Shop Local for Food: Hit Up Farm Stands, Order Home Delivery & More
There’s no better way to eat fresh and healthy than to go straight to the source - the farm. Right now, a slew of local farms are offering delivery, pickup, and/or have farm stands open. Many are carrying products from neighboring farms, so you can get a wide range of items in one go. Check out who’s offering what below!
Get Fresh Goodies Delivered to Your Door
For those who appreciate the home delivery service, check out these farms and businesses who can ship to you. Some of them also have their own farm store open.
Order maple syrup, cream, fudge, sugar, and more through Mapleland Farms' website to get shipped to you. This family-run business knows maple - the two brothers grew up gathering raw sap from trees and transporting it to their grandfather's sugarhouse. Today they tap over 19,000 trees. They also offer additional products like nuts, barbecue sauce, and mustard.
Locust Grove Smokehouse (Argyle)
Center cut smoked ham steak, smoked Canadian bacon, pickled polish sausage, boneless smoked pork chops - these are a few of the meat options you can purchase online from Locust Grove Smokehouse. They also have a retail store located at 4725 Route 40 in Argyle. The store carries smoked meats, beef, pork, poultry, local milk, ice cream, and eggs.
Honeycrisp.com (online only, based in Greenwich)
Honeycrisp.com sells more than just the hugely popular variety of Honeycrisp. You can order Cortland, Empire, Fuji, McIntosh, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, and several other types of apples for home delivery from this Greenwich-based business.
Fresh Take Farm (Granville)
Fresh Take Farm offers delivery to select areas within a 15- to 20-mile radius from their farm at 1731 Route 31 in Granville. Place orders 24 hours in advance so they have adequate time to harvest, wash, and pack your order. Products you can check out on their website include eggs, greens, spinach, sweet potatoes, kale, syrup, and honey.
Find Farm Stores, Stands & Pickup Options Near You
Pick a sunny day ideal for a drive into the country to purchase farm fresh produce and other local items! Make sure to check out each farm's hours, products, and additional information before heading out.
Moses Farm (Eagle Bridge)
Moses Farm is welcoming patrons at their farm store at 128 Route 67 in Eagle Bridge. Recently they've been offering up produce items like tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, squash, sugar snap peas, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, onions, and more, including meat, salsa, and syrup. They also have hanging baskets!
Hand Melon Farm (Greenwich)
Hand Melon Farm at 533 Wilbur Avenue in Greenwich is a family owned and operated farm that features seasonal pick your own and wholesale fruits and vegetables, and they also sell other products. Follow them on Facebook to see what's currently available!
Hicks Orchard (Granville)
Hicks Orchard in Granville is known for its apples, fresh-pressed cider, hard cider, and cider doughnuts, but they also offer specialty items and baking supplies like pancake mix, frozen pie, maple cream, and apple butter. Visit their store, and look forward to apple picking and more seasonal activities at the popular orchard.
Braydon's Garden (Salem)
Although primarily known for their bedding plants and hanging baskets, Braydon's Garden in Salem also carries produce from other farms, including tomatoes, apples, sweet potatoes, red onions, cucumbers, and mushrooms. They also sell vegetable plants, if you're interested in growing your own!
Nessle Bros Meat (Greenwich)
Nessle Bros Meat sells wholesale and retail products available for pickup at 2945 Route 74 in Greenwich. This small family-run butcher shop is subject to availability from larger processing facilities, so be aware that prices change often. Their store is open Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm, or you can browse their products on their website and call an order in.
Battenkill Valley Creamery (Salem)
Battenkill Valley Creamery's store is located in Salem, and they offer milk, eggs, coffee, cheese, meats, and maple syrup. The on-site ice cream parlor is a great place to bring the kids during the summer. In addition, they have a home delivery service to the Saratoga Springs area.
Rathbun's Maple Sugar House (Whitehall)
Rathbun's Maple Sugar House sells a slew of delicious items from maple syrup to maple candy to maple cream to maple sugar, and they're all available for shipping online and in-store. You can also visit their restaurant for a tasty meal with the family.
Yushak's Supermarket offers smoked meats, homemade baked goods, and more in Shushan. You can also enjoy a takeout menu on Sundays, with options like hot and sweet sausage with peppers and onions, all-beef hot dogs, and marinated chicken breast sandwiches.
Make sure to visit the above farms and businesses on their websites or Facebook pages before heading out! (Or call ahead.) The availability of produce and other items changes frequently due to the weather and other factors, so make sure you know before you go, or check out all your options before ordering online.