Our refrigerated department works tirelessly to source the highest-quality organic products in each category, including milk (including our farm’s biodynamic raw milk), yogurts, kefirs, eggs, butters, juices, and functional beverages. Our shelves include lots of savory items as well, such as gourmet cheeses, olives, pickles, misos, and sauerkrauts. We are committed to offering vegan options in each category, if possible.
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Local Farms and Artisans
BuddhaPesto, Woodstock, NY
BuddhaPesto is a family owned and managed business. For nearly ten years, Maria Gandara and Gregor Trieste have been satisfying our region’s ever-increasing demand for their top notch pesto. BuddhaPesto is an elite pesto made from scratch using only the finest, freshest natural ingredients. This pesto can be found all year at Hawthorne Valley Farm Store.
Hawthorne Valley Creamery, Ghent, NY One of the first to be certified organic in the United States, our creamery currently produces raw milk (available in our retail store); soft cheeses including bianca and May Hill; aged raw milk cheeses including cheddar and alpine; buttermilk, ricotta, whey, and four flavors of yogurt: plain, maple vanilla, strawberry, and lemon. Our creamery only uses milk from our herd of 60 dairy cows, ensuring the freshest and highest quality milk. All of our products are 100% certified biodynamic as well as organic.
Hawthorne Valley Sauerkraut Cellar, Ghent, NY Our sauerkraut cellar has been making organic, hand-crafted, lacto-fermented vegetables since 1999. Lacto-fermentation preserves nutrients and vitamins in the vegetables, and creates beneficial enzymes and probiotics. Our sauerkraut cellar currently produces plain sauerkraut, caraway sauerkraut, curry sauerkraut, jalapeno sauerkraut, ruby sauerkraut, ginger carrots, curtido morado, curtido verde, kim chee, beet kvass, and hot pepper sauce.
Hudson Valley Fresh, Poughkeepsie, NY Hudson Valley Fresh is a Dairy Farmer Partnership dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of the Hudson River Valley and promoting it as one of the premier food regions of the United States. All of the milk is produced on farms located in New York’s Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster Counties, and is processed locally. Its award-winning, farm-fresh products are produced without the use of hormones and are certified kosher.
Maple Hill Creamery, Stuyvesant, NY Maple Hill Creamery is a 100% grass-fed organic dairy committed to making high-quality whole milk dairy products. The creamery itself is located in Stuyvesant, NY, approximately 20 miles from our store. We carry Maple Hill Creamery’s cream-line yogurts, drinkable yogurt, and Greek yogurt. We will carry the 100% grass-fed organic butter and cheese as soon as it’s available.
Maplebrook Farm, Bennington, VT Maplebrook Farm cheeses are made daily by skilled old-world cheese artisans. They make their own curd from the milk of cows that are rBGH free and that graze in the green mountains of Vermont. Their cheeses are made in small batches using all natural ingredients with no preservatives. When you buy this product, you are directly helping to support small dairy farms of Vermont. All Maplebrook cheese is made from whole milk that has been pasteurized. We carry Maplebrook’s fresh and smoked mozzarella, bocconcini, burrata, ricotta, and feta.
Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, Old Chatham, NY Sheep’s milk cheese has been made in other parts of the world for centuries, perhaps as long as 12,000 years, but it is relatively new in the United States. Old Chatham Sheepherding Company was in the forefront of producing some of the first sheep’s milk cheese and yogurt in the U.S. We carry many of their award-winning sheep milk products, from their creamy yogurts to their delicious cheeses.
Oliver’s Eggs, Frankfort, NY Owned and operated by Oliver and Shauna Aeschlimann, Oliver’s Eggs (Can-Am Farms) is a NOFA-NY certified organic poultry and egg farm. All of the birds are cage-free, free range and pastured. The hens have access to outdoor pasture and spacious indoor housing. Most of the soy-free feed the egg-laying hens eat is produced on the farm. Please check out Oliver’s Eggs on The Cornucopia Institute’s Organic Egg Scorecard or try the eggs for yourself and taste the difference.
Painted Goat Farm, Garrattsville, NY Painted Goat Farm began, literally, from the ground up. The owners, Ilyssa and Javier, built their barn, cheese facility, and residence over a 10-month period while living in a tiny shed they made on their vacant, hillside land just north of the Catskills. Even more notable: their delicious cheese is made from a small herd of 75 goats that is pasture-raised, grazed from May up to November, and supplemented with 100% certified organic grain and all their seasonings are certified organic too.
Pigasso Farms, Copake, NY Pigasso Farms provides us with pasture raised meats, including beef, pork, and chicken, as well as eggs. The farm, which was formed in 2005, is owned and operated by Rob and Heather Kitchen. Their animals live as animals were intended to live, enjoying lush green pastures whenever possible. They’re fed only locally-grown feed to supplement their needs.
Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, Ancramdale, NY Ronnybrook is a 3rd generation family dairy in New York’s Hudson Valley – offering a full line of dairy products made in small batches, and delivered at peak freshness. Ronnybrook’s cows are the offspring of a long line of prizewinning Holsteins that the Osofsky family has raised for nearly 70 years. The farm uses no pesticides on its fields, manure is its fertilizer of choice, and the farm uses cropping techniques that promote healthy soil. We carry milk, drinkable yogurts, butter and ice cream from Ronnybrook Farm Dairy.
Sauerkraut Seth’s, Hudson, NY After more than a decade of managing Hawthorne Valley Farm’s Sauerkraut Cellar, Seth founded Sauerkraut Seth’s in 2012. Sauerkraut Seth’s Famous Sauerkraut is raw, unpasteurized and lacto-fermented. It’s full of beneficial bacteria and flavor. The vegetables are sourced from farmers who use sustainable farming practices. Only Vegetables and unrefined sea salt are used, no added water! The vegetables and fruit used in Sauerkraut Seth’s products come from the following farms: Markristo Farm in Hillsdale, NY, Thompson Finch Farm in Ancram, NY, Hepworth Farms in Milton NY, and The Farm at Millers Crossing in Claverack, NY.
Seven Stars Farm, Phoenixville, PA Operating since 1987, Seven Stars Farm is a 350 acre certified Biodynamic dairy farm located in northern Chester County, PA. Seven Stars uses milk from its Jersey and Jersey crossed herd to produce its organic yogurt, and contains no thickeners, stabilizers, or preservatives. The result is an old-fashioned, European-style yogurt that is both unique and addictive. Well sell Seven Stars yogurt and heavy cream.