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Order raw milk cheese by Tuesday 3/3, everything else by Thursday 3/5 for delivery at the Tuesday 3/10 pickup.
Fior D’Italia: (Frozen Pastas)
For over 20 years Fior D’Italia has been creating artisanal pasta, sauces, and frozen entrees. Straight from Italy to our headquarters in Vermont, and now in the homes of discriminating buyers, we take classic pasta making techniques from Italy and put a modern twist on them to provide the best of both the old and new worlds.
For chef and owner, Victor “Vic” Tirrito, Italian cuisine truly is in his blood having grown up in the food business with his immigrant grandparents and parents. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Vic trained in some of the finest kitchens in New York and New England, and eventually opened Fior D’Italia in 1987 in beautiful Manchester Center, Vermont. Known as “The Pastaman,” Vic’s big personality makes him a popular figure in New England at farmers markets and other events.
Today, Vic uses his family’s 100-year old recipes as a foundation to create over 50 varieties of Ravioli and some of the country’s best gluten-free pasta.
Gardenworks: (frozen Raspberries and Blueberries)
Gardenworks is a family farm, a greenhouse, a food market, a berry patch, a flower field, an art gallery, a bakery and a gift shop located in Salem, NY. In 1911 Grandpa McEachron purchased MacClan Farm where he increased the dairy herd and raised chickens. After graduating from Cornell, his youngest son, Harold, expanded the farm to include more than 200 cows and 50,000 chickens. Yes, 50,000! This explains the cluster of white chicken houses and the endless red dairy barns you see at Gardenworks today.
As times, markets & abilities changed, the farm transitioned to specialty crops including blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins and Christmas trees. In 1992, Meg returned to the farm and extended the seasons with fresh & dried flowers as well as a complete Christmas Shop.
Now in the 22nd year, Gardenworks farms more than 12 acres, has a greenhouse full of annuals & perennials and the dairy barn hosts a market place offering local cheeses, meats, organic vegetables & baked goods from the farm kitchen. “As we plant our crops, we strive to create the best growing conditions so that the plants thrive and require little pest control. We mulch, irrigate and monitor. We harvest the quality you want on your table.”
Sugarloaf Farm: (Raw Milk Cheese)
Sugarloaf Farm is located in Fort Ann, New York, 20 minutes from Lake George and 10 minutes from Glens Falls. Owned and operated by John and Stacey Batchelder, Sugarloaf Farm is a small, family run farm. “We milk between 4 and 8 Holstein cows throughout the year for the sole purpose of making aged raw milk cheese. We are small batch, artisan cheese makers and only use quality ingredients in our cheese. We use natural ingredients in our flavored cheeses, and no added coloring. Our cheese is white because milk is white.”
“Our grass fed cows live in a low stress environment and are milked for quality, not quantity. A few months after calving our cows are milked once/day. Since we do the bulk of our cheese making in winter months, this reduces stress on the cows and gives them more energy for keeping warm.”
Caroline (from the Lewis Waite office and cheese aficionado) vends with Stacey at the Sunday market in Saratoga Springs, and is a big fan of Sugarloaf’s cheese.
Taking Root Teas and Apothecary:
Taking Root Teas & Apothecary offers hand crafted herbal remedies to support health and well-being through nature based care. Founded in 2013 by clinical herbalist Lani Courtney, products are prepared with herbs mostly grown in her Vermont garden or wild harvested from local wild flora. All other ingredients are sourced organically grown, either locally or from suppliers that stand by Taking Root’s mission for the highest quality and sustainability. By using the freshest ingredients, and creating blends with the most effective traditional and scientific methods, Taking Root best represents the benefits that herbal teas & products have to offer.
Nancy met Lani at the Farmer’s Market in Dorset, VT, and has been sampling the products for a few months. We are very happy she was willing to come on board with Lewis Waite CSA Extras.