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connecticut river valley guide: bakers

Betz Baking
West Chesterfield, NH 03466 Contact: Beth-Ann Betz
bethann.betzbaking@yahoo.com
http://betzbaking.foodzie.com/

After several years as manager of the New England Bach Festival, our conductor retired and I was
left wondering what to do next. I started baking while I thought about it. Soon I was selling my plum
tortes to the folks at the local farm stand where I bought my plums - what a timely opportunity this
was for me!

Bread Euphoria
206 Main Street, Haydenville, MA 01039
Tel: 413-268-7757
Contact: Geri and Mark Pollard
info@breadeuphoria.org
http://www.breadeuphoria.org

AT BREAD EUPHORIA we are committed to bringing you the very best baked goods available,
anywhere. We like to keep things simple. We never compromise the quality or purity of our
ingredients for price. Most of our breads do not use commercial yeast, because we prefer the flavor
provided by natural starters and a long fermentation.


We use organic ingredients and locally grown ingredients whenever possible. We pride ourselves on
the variety of our products, from beautifully prepared standards like our baguettes or croissants to
dynamic new combinations in our cakes, pizzas, sandwiches and scones. We are proud to belong to
a community of small farms and locally-owned food producers whose products flavor our
great-tasting, nutritious bread and baked goods.

Hungry Ghost Bread
62 State Street , Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-582-9009
baker@hungryghostbread.com
http://hungryghostbread.com/

Hungry Ghost Bread is a retail bread bakery located in Northampton, Massachusetts. Specializing in
old-world artisan breads, made from organically grown grains, leavened with sourdough starters,
shaped by hand and baked in small batches in a wood-fired brick oven. The entire crafting process,
including the impressive wood fired oven, is located in one small space. In addition to the hearth
breads there are other delicious offerings including, cookies, savory turnovers, scones and granola.


Orchard Hill Breadworks
121 Old Settlers Road, Alstead, NH 03602
Tel: 603-835-7845
Contact: Noah Elbers
noah@orchardhillbreadworks.com
http://www.orchardhillbreadworks.com

We are a small, rural bakery located in beautiful southwest New Hampshire. Our operation is run out



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of a renovated barn located on our family owned farm We strive to produce foods that nourish the
body and please the palate. We believe that making positive connections with people around food
builds happier and healthier communities, and to that end we support the work of farms and
organizations that share our hopes for a strong local food web. Please come see us if you can, or
just tour the site if you aren't able to make it to this neck of the woods.

Urban Oaks Organic Farm
225 Oak Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: 860-223-6200
Contact: Mike Kandefer
urbanoaks@earthlink.net
http://www.blog.urbanoaks.org/

Urban Oaks is a year-round organic, urban farm on 3+ acres with 6 overflowing greenhouses. We
offer wholesale and retail produce as well as seedlings in the spring.


Urban Oaks specializes in greens, herbs and heirloom tomatoes and more, and operates a farm
store on Friday's and Saturday's that is open to the public and has a complete line of produce,
naturally raised. Local meats and baked goods all from local vendors.


Urban Oaks also offers community gardens, educational programs, winter and summer CSA's and
more. WIC and SNAP accepted.




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Alyson's Orchards
57 Alysons Lane, Walpole, NH 03608
Tel: 800-856-0549
Fax: 603-756-9555
Contact: Susan and Robert Jasse
info@alysonsorchard.com
http://www.alysonsorchard.com

Share the bounty of Alyson's harvest by visiting our farm stand or, satisfy your adventurous side by
Picking-Your-Own. Each week provides its own taste treat that always delights - heirloom apples,
blueberries, peaches, sour cherries, nectarines, pears, plums, grapes, pumpkins, and gourds. In
addition to our seasonal offerings, Alyson's farm stand has delightful food for a picnic, fresh-baked
apple pies, unpasteurized apple cider, a large selection of fruit wines made from Alyson's apples
and peaches, and unique gifts that capture the essence of New England. Don't miss taking a wagon
ride throughout the orchard, a farm tour, having a picnic or watching the kids enjoy our fantastic play
area.

Our farm stand is open 9AM - 6:00PM, 7 days a week, from August to October. You can pick a
variety of berries and fruits in season from June until early November.

Alyson's also offers a beautiful site for weddings, specialty events, or corporate retreats and has
lodging available.

Flower Hill Farm B&B Retreat
P O Box 454, Williamsburg, MA 01096
Tel: 413-268-7481
Contact: Carol and Sean Duke
carol@caroldukeflowers.com
http://www.caroldukeflowers.com

Our Earth Friendly Bed and Breakfast is situated on an east/south facing twenty-acre hillside, just 15
minutes from Northampton, Massachusetts. Organic Gardens, forest and grand Views frame the
1790 farmhouse. We have two Queen suites with private baths, kitchens, and fireplaces. An
artist/writers studio with a Full size bed and private bath/kitchenette is also available. In all our B&B
can comfortably accommodate up to nine people. The suites are simple, spacious, charming, private
and artistic. Each suite offers great views of the Mount Holyoke Range and surrounding hills. Our
breakfast is continental, Fair Trade, Certified Organic Vegetarian/Vegan.

Inn at Weathersville
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
1342 Route 106, Perkinsville, VT 05151
Tel: 802-263-9217
stay@weathersfieldinn.com
http://www.weathersfieldinn.com

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Loch Lyme Lodge
70 Orford Road, Lyme, NH 03768



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Tel: 1-800-423-2141
Fax: 1-603-795-2141
 LochLymeLodge@valley.net
http://www.lochlymelodge.com

Loch Lyme Lodge restaurant in New Hampshire uses products from local farms or their on site
garden.

Pond House Inn
P.O. Box 234, Brownsville, VT 05037
Tel: 802-332-6526
Contact: Gretel Schuck and David Raymond, Innkeepers
pondhouseinn@yahoo.com
http://www.pondhouseinn.com/

Pond House Inn is located just 13 miles south of Woodstock Vermont, on a dirt road in the heart of
Vermont horse country, away from the tourist bustle. We are nestled on ten stone walled acres with
flower, herb and kitchen gardens where peace, charm and solitude reign. The pond is surrounded
by trees and is spring fed making it perfect for an afternoon swim or relaxing on a float with a good
read. Or join us for a winter weekend of skiing, snowshoeing or just playing. Minutes to Okemo,
Killigton and Ascutney.

Awaken to apple French toast or a mushroom souffle accompanied by fresh fruit, yogurt, juices,
cereals and freshly ground coffee.

You needn't worry about finding a restaurant - the dinner hour will surprise and please with different
offerings nightly; these might include savory pumpkin ravioli with a rosemary cream infusion or
perhaps lobster risotto after a salad of greens, gorgonzola and pears. Desserts include apple tart or
pears baked with Marsala and white wine, to mention a few.

Return from a day's outing and relax with a glass of wine on the patio in the stone walled flower/herb
garden or join us in front of the wood fire on a chilly evening - apres ski, snowshoe or hiking.

Gretel is an avid biker and familiar with the best biking in the area. With some advance notice she is
happy to plot a route--noting points of interest, from five to 100 miles, for you. One favorite is a ride
up to Silver Lake for a quick swim and lunch, lake side, from the general store. Gretel can also direct
you to bike shops for rentals.

The accommodations include three guest rooms with queen sized beds, down comforters, 300 count
imported linens, and French olive oil-herb soaps. The green and pink rooms- the larger rooms- are
on the second floor and feature private baths with oversize glass showers, marble, and European
fixture. The yellow room is smaller and on the first floor with a private bath with tub and shower.

Pond House also offers cooking workshops focusing on northern Italian cuisine. The classes offer
lessons in product, preparation, technique, and leave guests with plenty of recipes to take home and
other basics that will allow you to start creating your own.

Readmore Bed, Breakfast, & Books
1 Hapgood Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Tel: 802-463-9415



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Contact: Stewart & Dorothy Read
read@sover.net
http://www.readmoreinn.com/

Our Historic Colonial Revival is a perfect destination for your romantic getaway. Set in the village of
Bellows Falls, Vermont, our home is both comfortable and elegant.
Getting here is easy, but leaving may be more difficult!

Start the day with a full gourmet breakfast, made the way you like it. Come stroll through our
gardens, relax in our gazebo or on the front porch. Sample the afternoon tea offerings. On chilly
days, cuddle up by the fire with a book, or play a game of backgammon. Each of our rooms has for
sale according to theme, and we specialize in cookbooks, gardening, poetry, history, and railroads.
Later, dinner at a local restaurant, and most of the rooms have fireplaces and whirlpools for your
relaxation afterwards.
The house is on the National Register and was named one of the ten prettiest country homes in
America by the Ladies Home Journal in 1899! It was also featured on Bob Vila's Restore America
and the Spring 2002 issue of Vermont Magazine.
We want your stay here to be a special experience, and we provide robes, turndown service,
televisions, air conditioning, CD players, and radios. Our beds are all made with a soft featherbed,
lots of pillows, and in the winter our down comforters and quilts will keep you warm. Most rooms
have a fireplace, and whirlpool bath.

Breakfast is served from 8:30am to 9:30am. Coffee is available at 7:30am for early risers, but if you
need to eat a bit earlier let us know in advance. Also, please let us know if you have any dietary
requirements. We can accommodate any special need from vegan to Atkins. In general, we support
our local farmers and use organic foods whenever possible. The milk, eggs, butter, and cheese are
almost always organic, and our maple syrup comes from our friend's sugar house just down the
road. Our cereals and baking products are also organic. Even our bacon is nitrite free and comes
from pigs that were raised with no antibiotics. We can direct you to sources for some of the best
cheese in the world, and this is no exaggeration.

Afternoon tea is served at various locations in the house, or porch, at 4 p.m. perhaps scones and
our own raspberry jam.

The Inn at Valley Farms Bed and Breakfast and Cottages
633 Wentworth Road, Walpole, NH 03608
Tel: 603-756-2855
Fax: 603-756-2865
Contact: Jacqueline Caserta, Innkeeper
info@innatvalleyfarms.com
http://www.innatvalleyfarms.com/

Come be our guest and experience the beauty of New England in an elegantly restored Walpole,
New Hampshire 1774 Colonial home bed and breakfast inn and cottages situated on 105 acres of
organic farmland. Working fireplaces, a raised hearth, original flooring, and antique hardware all
reflect the craftsmanship, charm and elegance of the past; while air conditioned bedrooms, private
baths, bountiful homemade gourmet breakfast, award-winning handmade chocolates, and our
attention to detail give our bed and breakfast guests the comforts they deserve.

Inn at Valley Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn and Cottages is located in Walpole, New Hampshire, said



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to be one of the most picturesque towns in all of New England complete with rows of white historic
homes and churches, its own challenging 9-hole golf course, and Sunday concerts on the common.
Nestled amongst some of the greenest rolling hills of the Connecticut River Valley, bordered by a
500-acre orchard, and just minutes to Keene, Brattleboro or Interstate 91, the Inn at Valley Farms is
a special lodging place in an ideal location to plan your next family vacation or romantic getaway.


Guest rooms in the Inn are large and spacious offering antique furnishings, air conditioning,
telephone/data port, fresh flowers, and award-winning handmade Burdick Chocolates at bedside.
Plenty of common areas are available in the house for guests to socialize or relax in including a
plant-filled sunroom with views overlooking the farm and gardens, a library with working fireplace
and stocked with numerous books on local and regional history, a comfortable living room with views
of the terraced gardens, a formal dining room with raised hearth, and a game room with all the
perennial favorites.

Breakfast is a multi-course homemade affair, which always includes fruit, breads, and entrees made
with fresh eggs and organic produce raised right here at the farm. The inn's breakfast menu always
centers around what's fresh and local so it changes regularly with the amazing bounty that's on or
around our farm. Some of our guests' favorites include strawberry/rhubarb compote with fresh
orange and local cream, baked apples with homemade granola and fresh chocolate mint, creme
Brule French toast, chocolate amaretto pound cake, decadent popovers with homemade jams, and
Swiss chard and leek frittata to name a few. A gourmet brown bag can also be assembled for early
departures or the hiker or businessperson on the go. Guests' dietary restrictions are happily honored
with advance notice.

For cottage guests, in addition to the basic breakfast items you'll find stocked in the kitchen when
you arrive (including milk, orange juice, coffee, teas, cereal, oatmeal), a basket of freshly
home-baked goods will be brought to your doorstep each morning during your stay. Cottage guests
are invited to gather fresh eggs from the hen house, pick fresh garlic chives, basil, green zebra
heirloom tomatoes, Swiss chard or any other produce in season from our extensive organic gardens
for an extra special meal.

The Inn at Weathersfield
Lodging
1342 Route 106, Perkinsville, VT 05151
Tel: 802-263-9217
Contact: Jane & David Sandelman
stay@weathersfieldinn.com
http://www.weathersfieldinn.com/

Known for our distinctive casual luxury style of lodging and dining, The Inn is the perfect choice for a
quiet getaway in Southern Vermont - More than a simple bed & breakfast, many say we are like a
small European style or boutique hotel, with the amenities, luxury and cuisine of a larger property,
and the classic style of a New England country inn.

We are just minutes from Okemo, Ascutney, Ludlow, Chester, Woodstock and the Connecticut River
- and so easy to find.

Whether you choose to explore our local trails on foot or horseback, bike, ski or just relax by the
pond, we have your relaxation in mind and are at your service.



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Every room at The Inn is uniquely decorated. There are rooms for every taste with many of our
rooms featuring fireplaces, whirlpool baths, sitting rooms and roof decks. Each room has a private
bath, wonderfully soft towels, a featherbed, cozy robes and slippers.

Enjoy a drink in our Tavern at the end of the day, or research tomorrow's activities on the internet in
the parlor. Afterward, you can have dinner in either our Tavern or Dining Room. Perhaps you will
meet the chef baking bread in the original 1792 beehive oven right in the front entry (once the
original kitchen)!

All the details at The Inn are attended to by the owner innkeepers - Jane & David, and the
Weathersfield staff.

The Woodstock Inn and Resort
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
14 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel: 802-457-1100
Fax: 802-457-6699
email@woodstockinn.com
http://www.woodstockinn.com/home-page.html

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Woodstock Inn and Resort
14 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel: 802-457-1100
Contact: Daniel Jackson, Executive Chef
email@woodstockinn.com
http://www.woodstockinn.com/

The Woodstock Inn & Resort serves gourmet cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Our
four-diamond culinary team specializes in regional recipes and using locally grown food to blend
traditional style with sophisticated tastes. For the littler ones, we have a mouth-watering children's
menu with family favorites like mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.


Savory side dishes, artisan breads, and rich, decadent desserts compliment our full menu selection.
Great food, good company and amazing staff will turn your meal into a Woodstock Inn & Resort
dining experience.




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Westminster Meats
52 Seafood Lane, Westminster Station, VT 05159
Tel: 802-722-3133
Fax: 802-722-3131
Contact: Desna Mandich
dmandich@westminstermeats.com
http://www.WestminsterMeats.com

Local humane USDA inspected slaughterhouse and meat processor in Westminster Vermont. All
natural local grass fed beef CSA. Local beef, pork, lamb, and poultry available for sale. Processing
also available.




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Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
service of local and sustainable goods. The Co-op is a hybrid co-op supporting all aspects of
sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
112 North Main Street, Sunderland, MA 01375
Tel: 413-665-2102
info@blueherondining.com
http://www.blueherondining.com/index.html

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Chef Donna Fisher
33 Duxbury Lane, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Tel: 413-567-1869
Contact: Donna Fisher
ChefDonnaFisher@gmail.com
http://chefdonnafisher.blogspot.com/

Donna Fisher - Personal Chef and Caterer.
Presenting creative private dinners and special occasion catering featuring local seasonal upscale
contemporary American cuisine.

Also offering individual cooking classes and group demonstrations.

Heirloom Catering
36 Elm St., Hatfield, MA 01038



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Tel: 413-230-9423
Contact: Brandi Parker
heirloomcatering@gmail.com
http://www.heirloomcatering.blogspot.com

 The mission of Heirloom Catering is to provide the highest quality products and services to our
customers while upholding our belief in sustainable living through local purchasing. All ingredients
purchased are as Local and Organic as possible. Purchasing locally and organically benefits our
health by decreasing the toxins that our food is exposed to, and by increasing the availability of
fresher and Non-GMO ingredients. It also makes the food taste better. Purchasing locally supports
the local economy, which in turn helps to secure our open spaces and farmland in the Connecticut
River Valley for us, and for future generations. We believe in recylcling, composting, and helping to
keep our planet clean. We donate 5% of our profits to charity. Please feel free to contact me for
additional menus.

The Co-op Food Stores
12 Centerra Pkway, Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: 603-643-2667
comment@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.com/

How far did the food on your table travel before it finally reached you? When you buy locally from a
Co-op area food producer, you not only get good, nutritious food from sources you can trust, you
also help to support the environment, your community, and the local economy.

More than 240 local and regional farms and food producers supply the Co-op. Buy direct from them
or when you visit us! We'll be building our website over time so that eventually you will know who
each and every one of our area producers and how you can find them.

Our Co-op is among the oldest and most successful of its kind in the United States.

One of many consumer cooperatives started during the years of the Great Depression, the Hanover
Consumer Cooperative Society now operates the Co-op Food Stores, Co-op Community Food
Market, Co-op Service Center, and Commissary Kitchen. These businesses are operated for the
benefit of our members and community.




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Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
service of local and sustainable goods. The Co-op is a hybrid co-op supporting all aspects of
sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Brattleboro Food Co-op
2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-257-0236
Fax: 802-254-5360
Contact: Christopher Kiepper, Food Service Manager
ckiepper@hotmail.com
http://www.brattleborofoodcoop.com

We are a member owned food coop that opened in 1974. We focus on local vendors that produce
organic produce, naturally fed & raised meats and our deli focuses on low fat, vegan, gluten free
and international foods. Many of our selections are produced in our area by small companies,
usually from one to a dozen workers run the business. Our bulk department offers organic fair trade
coffees, organic whole grains, legumes & a wide selection of granolas. We have a small cheese
department with a big section of Vermont products and one of the largest selections of cheese in
New England.

Brattleboro Food Co-op
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
2 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-257-0236
Fax: 802-254-5360
adminbfc@sover.net
http://www.brattleborofoodcoop.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm



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(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Franklin Community Co-op
Green Fields Market
144 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-773-9567
Fax: 413-773-0449
email@greenfieldsmarket.coop
http://www.franklincommunity.coop

Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our full-service deli closes 1 hour before the store.

Franklin Community Co-op
McCusker's Market
3 State Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 email@greenfieldsmarket.coop
http://www.franklincommunity.coop



Green Fields Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
144 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-773-9567
Fax: 413-773-0449
email@greenfieldsmarket.coop
http://www.greenfieldsmarket.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Greenfields Market
144 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-773-9567
Fax: 413-773-0449
greenfieldsmarket.coop
http://www.greenfieldsmarket.coop

Green Fields Market is a cooperative selling quality goods to promote health and build a sustainable
local economy. Deli food is 80% organic.

Hanover Co-op
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
45 South Park Street, Hanover, NH 03755
Tel: 603-643-2667
comment@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.coop/



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Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Hanover Co-op Food Store
Hanover
45 South Park Street, Hanover, NH 03755
Tel: 603-643-2667
Fax: 603-643-1836
Contact: Rosemary Fifield
rosemary@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.coop

Hanover Co-op Food Store is a member-owned food cooperative formed in 1936, with two
full-service supermarkets located in Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire. We specialize in
organic, natural, and specialty foods and carry items from over 70 local producers. Located on the
border of Vermont, we are also members of Vermont Fresh Network, contracting with Vermont
farmers for products we use in our Prepared Foods Kitchen. We supply land for the local farmers
market and a bulletin board for small farms selling directly to consumers at the farm gate. Please
visit our nutritional guide for further information on our labeling practices.

Hanover Co-op Food Store
Lebanon
12 Centerra Pkwy , Lebanon, NH 03766 comment@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.com

Our Co-op is among the oldest and most successful of its kind in the United States. One of many
consumer cooperatives started during the years of the Great Depression, the Hanover Consumer
Cooperative Society now operates the Co-op Food Stores, Co-op Community Food Market, Co-op
Service Center, and Commissary Kitchen. These businesses are operated for the benefit of our
members and community.

Lebanon Co-op
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
12 Canterra Parkway, Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: 603-643-4889
comment@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.coop/about/lebanon-store

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Leverett Village Co-op
180 Rattlesnake Gutter Rd, Leverett, MA 01054
Tel: 413-367-9794
http://www.leverettcoop.org/

 The Village Co-op is a thriving, cooperative general store that provides good food and a community
gathering place. Everyone is welcome to shop at the Co-op, located in Leverett, MA at the top of
Rattlesnake Gutter (Metacomet Monadnock Trail) and near both Lake Wyola and the Peace
Pagoda.



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The Co-op carries a varied line of groceries, produce, general merchandise, and beverages,
including beer and wine. We emphasize natural, organic, and local products throughout the store.
Our bakery offers fresh bread and pastries daily, and pizza at lunchtime and on Friday evenings.
Our deli has fresh salads and sandwiches, and hearty soups in winter. Enjoy your food along with
some tea or coffee in the Schmooze Space.

Our member/owners are people who use and care about this store. By becoming a member you
will join a dynamic group of people that began to build the Co-op almost twenty years ago. Their
investment of time and money has paid off. Yours will too.

McCusker's Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
3 State Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Tel: 413-625-2548
Fax: 413-625-6031
email@greenfieldsmarket.coop
http://www.greenfieldsmarket.coop/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)



River Valley Market
330 North King Street, Northampton, MA 01060 info@rivervalleymarket.coop
http://www.rivervalleymarket.coop/

River Valley Market is a community-owned, full-service grocery store specializing in fresh, local and
organically grown food. We offer fresh produce; meat & seafood; groceries; a deli with homemade
soups, a hot and cold bar, sushi, house-made pastries, desserts, and organic, fair-trade coffee; gifts;
and a complete wellness department.


Come see us at 330 North King Street in Northampton. We have ample parking and bike racks.
Everyone is welcome-membership is not required.


Open seven days a week, 9 am-9 pm.

South End Market
45 S. Main St., Bradford, VT 05033
Tel: 802-222-5701
Contact: Calista

South End Market is tiny but you can live out of it- it's packed floor to ceiling with groceries and
goods. It has all-natural Highland beef that is grass-fed and raised on pasture year round. South
End Market also has chicken, pork, turkey, and bison as well as organic dairy products and eggs
from local farms.




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Springfield Food Co-op
335 River St. , Springfield , VT 05156
Tel: 802-885-3363
http://www.springfieldfoodcoop.com

Large enough to meet your needs, small enough to meet your neighbors; the Co-op offers a wide
range of quality natural and organic food & more. We support Vermont farmers and suppliers by
offering local products throughout all departments.

What's on your list? The Springfield Food Co-op offers lots of choices to fill your needs. Grocery,
Produce and Dairy departments offer natural and organic products from both local farmers and
national suppliers.

The Springfield Food Co-op has been a source of wholesome natural food in Southern Vermont
since 1992. We now have over 700 members, but of course everyone is welcome. Our new location
on River Street (Route 106) is easy to find. We're open 7 days a week to serve you.

Mon-Fri 8-7, Sat 8-6, Sun 9-5

St. J. Food Co-op
490 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Tel: 802-748-9498
Fax: n/a
Contact: Melissa Bridges
melissa@stjfoodcoop.com
http://www.stjfoodcoop.com

Many of Vermont's farm-grown and raised products find their way to St. Johnsbury Food Co-op. Just
about everything here comes from a small, sustainable operation where the animals are pastured
and there's no such thing as routine use of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics.
Everything is all-natural.


The store features a great selection of locally-raised meats, all of which are completely
non-medicated and as clean as can be. Please note that the meats are frozen. The fish is fresh on
Tuesdays when the new shipment comes in, but get there early because by the end of the day they
find their way into the freezer.


The co-op also has a sizeable organic grocery and bulk section offering herbs, grains, and spices.
Perhaps the thing that sets the co-op aside the most is its impressive selection of local cheeses and
wines. Drop by for some aromatic, delicious goat and/or cow cheeses raised by small, artisan
farmers.


Store hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9am to 6pm; Thursday and Friday, 9am to
7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

The Co-op Food Stores
12 Centerra Pkway, Lebanon, NH 03766



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Tel: 603-643-2667
comment@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.com/

How far did the food on your table travel before it finally reached you? When you buy locally from a
Co-op area food producer, you not only get good, nutritious food from sources you can trust, you
also help to support the environment, your community, and the local economy.

More than 240 local and regional farms and food producers supply the Co-op. Buy direct from them
or when you visit us! We'll be building our website over time so that eventually you will know who
each and every one of our area producers and how you can find them.

Our Co-op is among the oldest and most successful of its kind in the United States.

One of many consumer cooperatives started during the years of the Great Depression, the Hanover
Consumer Cooperative Society now operates the Co-op Food Stores, Co-op Community Food
Market, Co-op Service Center, and Commissary Kitchen. These businesses are operated for the
benefit of our members and community.


Upper Valley Food Co-op
193 North Main St., White River Junction, VT 05001
Tel: 802-295-5804
Contact: Kye Cochran
Kye@uppervalleyfood.coop
http://www.uppervalleyfood.coop/

At Upper Valley Foods Co-op you can find beef and chicken that was produced humanely and in an
environmentally sustainable way. There is also organic dairy and eggs from a variety of local
vendors.

Store Hours:
Weekdays and Saturday 9am - 8pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm

Upper Valley Food Co-op
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
193 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001
Tel: 802-295-5804
Kye@uppervalleyfood.coop
http://www.uppervalleyfood.coop/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Village Co-Op
180 Rattlesnake Gutter Road, Leverett, MA 01054
Tel: 413-367-9794

The Village Co-op is a consumer-owned, community-built natural foods and general store featuring
local organic produce, regional products, bulk buying, and in-store bakery/deli, and naturally raised



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meats, all in a country setting on the beautiful Sawmill River in historic Moore's Corner.


Store hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.




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 Nuestras Raíces
329 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-535-1789
Fax: 413-535-1100
info@nuestras-raices.org
http://www.nuestras-raices.org/en/home

Urban agriculture has proven to be an effective way to promote community development because it
is a way for the residents of downtown Holyoke to maintain a connection to their culture while putting
down roots in their new home. Most of our members grew up on the farms of rural Puerto Rico and
many first came to the Northeast as migrant farm workers. Though they may live in the city now,
they are farmers at heart. They have lifetimes of experience in agriculture and it is part of their
heritage. Projects based on agriculture, such as markets and community gardens, build on the skills
and knowledge that participants already have, and are proud to have the opportunity to use to
improve their community and to teach to a younger generation.
History

Nuestras Raíces was founded in 1992 by the members of La Finquita community garden in South
Holyoke to manage the garden and with the goal of developing a greenhouse in downtown Holyoke.
Nuestras Raíces is building cultural pride as well as the ability of low-income Latinos in Holyoke to
address environmental, economic development, substance abuse, and food security issues.

Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
service of local and sustainable goods. The Co-op is a hybrid co-op supporting all aspects of
sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Urban Oaks Organic Farm
225 Oak Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: 860-223-6200



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Contact: Mike Kandefer
urbanoaks@earthlink.net
http://www.blog.urbanoaks.org/

Urban Oaks is a year-round organic, urban farm on 3+ acres with 6 overflowing greenhouses. We
offer wholesale and retail produce as well as seedlings in the spring.


Urban Oaks specializes in greens, herbs and heirloom tomatoes and more, and operates a farm
store on Friday's and Saturday's that is open to the public and has a complete line of produce,
naturally raised. Local meats and baked goods all from local vendors.


Urban Oaks also offers community gardens, educational programs, winter and summer CSA's and
more. WIC and SNAP accepted.




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Belinda & Hap Murano
1 Barley Hill Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860-395-1733
Contact: Belinda & Hap Murano
amurano@comcast.net



Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center
225 Pavillion Road, East Thetford, VT 05043
Tel: 802-785-4737
Contact: Kate Duesterberg
growing@cedarcirclefarm.org
http://cedarcirclefarm.org

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center is a 50-acre certified organic farm on conserved land along
the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. The farmstand and the Hello Cafe are open late
April through October.

Cedar Circle is a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm. We supply families and individuals in
the Upper Valley with weekly shares of organic vegetables, berries, and fresh flowers, June through
October.

Our education center offers Dinners in the Field and various classes. We run new farmer
workshops, a farmer outreach program, and farm tours for schools. The staff also works with local
schools to raise awareness about the importance of local and organic food, and to increase the use
of fresh local foods in school cafeterias.

Our annual Strawberry Festival in late June and Pumpkin Festival in October draw hundreds of
visitors from around New England for family fun, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more.

Most of the produce and flowers are sold in the farmstand, with smaller amounts of product available
through farmers' markets in Norwich, Vermont, and Lebanon and Hanover, New Hampshire.
Vegetables are also sold to several area restaurants. CCF operates a thriving Community
Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program serving 175 members.


Cedar Mountain Farm & CSA
25A Linden Road, Hartland, VT 05048
Tel: 802-436-1448
Contact: Kerry Gawalt & Stephen Leslie
fjordworks@yahoo.com
http://cedarmountainfarm.org/

Farmers Kerry Gawalt and Stephen Leslie have been working together since 1992. They met at
Hawthorne Valley Farm in rural upstate New York. During the last sixteen years, they have grown
vegetables, worked horses and mules and milked cows in Montana, New York, Idaho, New
Hampshire and Vermont. This will be their ninth season in Hartland, farming 35 acres of Cobb Hill
Co-Housing's land.




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Chandler Pond Farm
 528 Burroughs Rd. , S. Wheelock, VT 05851
Tel: 802-626-9460
Contact: Tamara Martin
info@chandlerpondfarm.com
http://chandlerpondfarm.com

600 scenic acres of fields and forests with 50acres of pond and wetlands, located in Vermont's
beautiful Northeast Kingdom. Chandler Pond Farm is a family farm operated by Rob and Tamara
Martin using organic practices. The Martins are committed to small scale sustainable production of a
wide diversity of vegetable, dairy and meat products.

Deep Meadow Farm
Route 5 & Greenwood Rd, Westminster, VT 05101
Tel: 802-463-3009
deepmeadow@msn.com
http://www.deepmeadowfarm.net/

We are a small certified organic farm dedicated to providing natural produce, flowers, and herbs
direct to consumers. You can purchase items from the farm through a dynamic email system (CSA)
or at the following farmers' markets: Bellows Falls, Chester, West River. Keep it sustainable, buy
local.

Food Bank Farm
121 Bay Rd, Hadley, MA 01035 Contact: Michaeal Docter
foodbankfarm@yahoo.com

Community Supported Agriculture farms (CSAs) are supported by members who buy a share in the
farm and receive fresh, organic produce throughout the season. The Food Bank Farm is one of the
largest and most efficient CSAs n the country and the first with the primary mission of helping to
feed those in need.


The Food Bank Farm provides half of its annual harvest to Food Bank member agencies and our
Brown Bag program - that's an average of 200,000 pounds of fresh organic produce each year
going to people who are hungry or food-insecure.


The Food Bank Farm is about building community. On your weekly pick-up you will see where your
food comes from and meet the folks who grow it. You will experience the harmony of the seasons.
The farm is a great place to bring kids, meet your neighbors, and celebrate a way of farming that
nurtures the land.


At the same time you enjoy your bounty, your membership helps the farm raise healthy organic
produce for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Over the last five years, the farm has
produced more than 900,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank and its member agencies. Share
the Harvest!

Harmony Farm



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28 Bowers Rd, Hartland, VT 05048
Tel: 802-436-3300
Contact: Jennifer Reid

Harmony Farm is a 45 acre specialty cut-flower farm in Southern Vermont. We purchased an
existing commercial operation in 2001 and have begun to transition into organic practices as we
discover alternatives to former practices. Our business is rapidly expanding to include some
vegetables, fresh and dried herbs and herbal products, and farm-fresh eggs. We hope to offer
organically grown apples in a few years, as our orchard matures! We have a booth at the Norwich
Farmer's Market in Norwich, Vermont. naturally grown. Northeast Organic Farming Association
(NOFA).

Healthy Harvest Organic Farms
178 Conway St, Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-475-3392
Contact: David Paysnick
davepays@gmail.com

Healthy Harvest Farms grow organic heirloom vegetables in Greenfield, MA.

We grow the best tasting, most nutritious varieties selected for optimal flavor, rather then for yield or
ability to ship great distances.

Our CSA members receive a weekly share with an exciting variety of colorful organic heirloom
vegetables some common and some quite rare, Fruit and eggs from other local farms will also be
included on occasion.

We rely primarily on hand labor over fueled equipment, and utilize local inputs for building soil
fertility (compost, leaves, etc). We also breed and save our own seed which may be for sale as well
in the next couple of years.

CSA members are encouraged to be "working members", where they can receive a discounted
share for assisting with farm work.

For more information, or to sign up for a 2009 share, please contact us.


Holton Farms
PO Box 222, Westminster, VT 05158
Tel: 802-232-4207
Contact: Seth Holton and Jurrien Swarts
info@holtonfarms.com
http://www.holtonfarms.com

Our farm sits in a sunny valley, nestled between green mountains on the banks of the mighty
Connecticut River. The Holton family, among the first settlers of Westminster, Vermont, has been
farming this quaint village for over 200 years. As eighth generation farmers, we take farming
seriously. We use sustainable farming methods, not because it's in fashion, but because it makes
sense and it's the right thing to do.




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You can buy our products in a number of ways:

 1. Through our CSA Select program
 2. From our NYC Farm Truck
 3. From one of our two Farm Stands in East Harlem or Westminster, Vermont
 4. At NYC Greenmarket Farmers Markets
 5. At participating fine NYC restaurants and specialty grocers Wholesale


Killdeer Farm
55 Butternut Road, Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-2916
Contact: Jake & Liz Guest
jake@killdeerfarm.com
http://www.killdeerfarm.com/

We have operated our small farm here in Norwich, Vermont for thirty years. We grow organic
vegetables, tomatoes and strawberries as well as sweet corn and bedding plants, on approximately
70 acres of land along the Connecticut River.

Our farm stand (from which we sell our produce and much more) is located on Route 5 South in
Norwich (just past the King Arthur Flour Baker's Store). We feature our own organic vegetables and
strawberries at our stand, along with many other local farm products such as organic milk, eggs,
artisanal cheeses, meats, fruits, artisanal baked goods, syrups and jams, all produced by other area
farms and friends.

Mountain Foot Farm
154 Blakely Road, Wheelock, VT 05851
Tel: 802-626-9471
Contact: Curtis and Joan Sjolander
seedy@mtnfootfarm.net
http://www.mtnfootfarm.net/

MAJOR PRODUCTS:
Mixed vegetables, herbs, plants, trout, maple syrup

BUYING INFORMATION:
Mid-May to Mid-October at farm stand

DIRECTIONS TO OUR FARM STAND:
From I-91 take Exit 23 (Lyndonville) off I-91, turn south on Route 5, take first right onto South
Wheelock Rd., travel 1 mile, the farm stand is on the left - it's blue with sunflowers painted on the
front.

New Leaf CSA
111 Dutton Farm Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-254-2531
Contact: Elizabeth Wood
farmer@newleafcsa.com
http://www.newleafcsa.com/



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 The New Leaf CSA has been serving the Brattleboro area since 2002. Elizabeth Wood, the farmer,
uses the best possible growing methods for protecting human health and the environment. No
chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used. No genetically modified crops are grown. You
are encouraged to call and/or visit the farm for more information about production methods.

CSA members get their food within 24 hours of when it's harvested. Crop varieties are selected for
flavor and climate suitability, not shipping ability and shelf life. This creates exceptional taste and
nutritional value.

Old Shaw Farm
168 Peacham-Groton Road, Peacham, VT 05862 Contact: Peter and Maryellen Griffin
maryellen@oldshawfarm.com
http://www.oldshawfarm.com

Old Shaw Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm in South Peacham, Vermont. We provide fresh,
good tasting, organic produce, at an honest value, for the local community. Our agricultural methods
contribute to a safe environment, a sustainable food system, and a diverse regional economy.

We currently market our organic vegetables and culinary herbs through our CSA, the farmer's
markets in Danville and Waitsfield, and Natural Provisions in St. Johnsbury. We have about 5 acres
in active production, with 2 1/2 greenhouses and 2 1/2 hoophouses, and with room on our property
to expand significantly.

Red Fire Farm
7 Carver St., Granby, MA 01033
Tel: 413-467-SOIL
info@redfirefarm.com
http://www.redfirefarm.com/

Our farm produces a wide diversity of vegetables, flowers, fruit, and a high quality selection of
vegetable and bedding plant flowers for your home garden in the spring. We've been growing with
certified organic practices since we started in 2001.

Red Fire Farm offers fresh organic produce through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
program. CSA members support our sustainable, organic growing practices, and receive a weekly
share of the freshest, most nourishing produce. Join us at one of our nearby distributions in Western
Massachusetts and the Boston Area.

Visit our farmstands in Granby and Montague or the Tuesday Springfield Farmers' Market for our
fresh organic produce. We also work closely with area produce markets including Green Fields
Market, Whole Foods Hadley and Cornucopia to make our goods available on their shelves.


Scott's Yankee Farmer LLC
436 Boston Post Road, Route 1, East Lyme, CT 06333
Tel: 860-739-5209
Contact: Tom and Karen Scott
scotts_yankee_farmer@yahoo.com
http://www.scottsyankeefarmer.com/




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We are family owned and operated by Tom and Karen Scott with over 100 acres of fresh fruits and
vegetables under cultivation.


Stand open April-Dec 31 9-530. Bedding plants, beautiful hanging baskets, patio pots, herbs, proven
winner sand perennials in spring; fruit and vegetables in summer; famous donuts, wagon rides, corn
maze or watch cider making in fall. Pies, jams and local honey.


Pick Your Own Strawberries-June; Raspberries-July and Mid August; Peaches-Aug and Sept;
Apples-Sept and Oct; Pumpkins-Oct.


CSA shares are 100 per share giving 110 in farm credit to be used a little at a time or all at once.
Use at our farm stand or at pick your own. Purchase additional shares at any time.


We practice integrated pest management (IPM) which is a sustainable approach to manage insects,
diseases and weeds by using techniques that are safe and environmentally compatible.


The practice of IPM can greatly reduce and sometimes eliminate the need for pesticides on our food
as well as increase yields and improve the quality of life.

Sunrise Farm
270 Orizzonto Rd, White River Junction, VT 05001
Tel: 802-295-1456
Contact: Chuck Wooster
http://www.sunrisefarmvt.com/

Sunrise Farm is "beyond organic" in its method of growing vegetables. They offer membership to
their CSA every season.

Tulmeadow Farm
255 Farms Village Rd, W. Simsbury, CT 06092
Tel: 860-658-1430
Contact: Don Tuller
tulmeadowfarm@aol.com
http://tulmeadowfarmstore.com

Tulmeadow Farm has been farmed by the Tuller family since 1768.The farm produces and sells
grass-fed beef, small vegetables including heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, baby greens, peppers,
squash, broccoli and much more. Our farmstore carries local fruits and other local products. We
make a premium ice cream line right here on the farm (voted #1 in Ct by Hartford Magazine 2010).
We offer local bedding plant and Christmas trees, and have a 25 member CSA. We also grow and
sell straw, feed hay and mulch hay. Visit our website at Tulmeadowfarmstore.com for more details.

Urban Oaks Organic Farm
225 Oak Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: 860-223-6200



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Contact: Mike Kandefer
urbanoaks@earthlink.net
http://www.blog.urbanoaks.org/

Urban Oaks is a year-round organic, urban farm on 3+ acres with 6 overflowing greenhouses. We
offer wholesale and retail produce as well as seedlings in the spring.


Urban Oaks specializes in greens, herbs and heirloom tomatoes and more, and operates a farm
store on Friday's and Saturday's that is open to the public and has a complete line of produce,
naturally raised. Local meats and baked goods all from local vendors.


Urban Oaks also offers community gardens, educational programs, winter and summer CSA's and
more. WIC and SNAP accepted.

Westminster Meats
52 Seafood Lane, Westminster Station, VT 05159
Tel: 802-722-3133
Fax: 802-722-3131
Contact: Desna Mandich
dmandich@westminstermeats.com
http://www.WestminsterMeats.com

Local humane USDA inspected slaughterhouse and meat processor in Westminster Vermont. All
natural local grass fed beef CSA. Local beef, pork, lamb, and poultry available for sale. Processing
also available.

Wild Carrot Farm
541 Albany Turnpike , Canton, CT 06019
Tel: 860-977-6948
Contact: Mark Palladino
farmermark@wildcarrotfarm.com
http://www.wildcarrotfarm.com/

The Wild Carrot (previously Bristols Farm) is an incredible organic farm with a little store carrying
seasonal veggies and herbs as well as other locally produced products such as honey, syrup, jellies,
fruits, etc.

We employ and teach students about organic gardening, have family oriented activities, and do
several fun learning activities for classes of younger kids in the area.

We also have a CSA. A share entitles our customers to 18 weeks of certified organic vegetables,
berries and herbs along with recipes for preparing their bounty. Each week the produce will be
bagged and ready for pick-up on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the main barn. The bags will
contain from 4 to 10 items depending on the season and the weather.

Wild Gourmet Food
1281 Blood Brook Road, Fairlee, VT 05045
Tel: 802-673-4838



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wildorganic@yahoo.com
http://www.wildgourmetfood.com

We have over 80 years
combined experience
hunting the woods and
fields of Vermont for wild
foods and medicines.

We supply six high-end VT
restaurants, a CSA for wild
foods, and meet much of
our own food and health
needs with the fruits of our
gathering.

As a result of our activism, we
were invited to give testimony
by the U.S. National Research
Council's Committee on
Prospects & Opportunities for
Sustainable Management of
America's Nonfederal Forests
in 1995.




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 Nuestras Raíces
329 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-535-1789
Fax: 413-535-1100
info@nuestras-raices.org
http://www.nuestras-raices.org/en/home

Urban agriculture has proven to be an effective way to promote community development because it
is a way for the residents of downtown Holyoke to maintain a connection to their culture while putting
down roots in their new home. Most of our members grew up on the farms of rural Puerto Rico and
many first came to the Northeast as migrant farm workers. Though they may live in the city now,
they are farmers at heart. They have lifetimes of experience in agriculture and it is part of their
heritage. Projects based on agriculture, such as markets and community gardens, build on the skills
and knowledge that participants already have, and are proud to have the opportunity to use to
improve their community and to teach to a younger generation.
History

Nuestras Raíces was founded in 1992 by the members of La Finquita community garden in South
Holyoke to manage the garden and with the goal of developing a greenhouse in downtown Holyoke.
Nuestras Raíces is building cultural pride as well as the ability of low-income Latinos in Holyoke to
address environmental, economic development, substance abuse, and food security issues.

Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
service of local and sustainable goods. The Co-op is a hybrid co-op supporting all aspects of
sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center
225 Pavillion Road, East Thetford, VT 05043
Tel: 802-785-4737



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Contact: Kate Duesterberg
growing@cedarcirclefarm.org
http://cedarcirclefarm.org

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center is a 50-acre certified organic farm on conserved land along
the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. The farmstand and the Hello Cafe are open late
April through October.

Cedar Circle is a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm. We supply families and individuals in
the Upper Valley with weekly shares of organic vegetables, berries, and fresh flowers, June through
October.

Our education center offers Dinners in the Field and various classes. We run new farmer
workshops, a farmer outreach program, and farm tours for schools. The staff also works with local
schools to raise awareness about the importance of local and organic food, and to increase the use
of fresh local foods in school cafeterias.

Our annual Strawberry Festival in late June and Pumpkin Festival in October draw hundreds of
visitors from around New England for family fun, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more.

Most of the produce and flowers are sold in the farmstand, with smaller amounts of product available
through farmers' markets in Norwich, Vermont, and Lebanon and Hanover, New Hampshire.
Vegetables are also sold to several area restaurants. CCF operates a thriving Community
Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program serving 175 members.


Red Gate Farm
4 Norman Road, Buckland, MA 01338
Tel: 413-625-9503
mail@redgatefarm.org
http://www.redgatefarms.org

cooperative of hog farms across the south. they raise all-natural duroc breed pork. guaranteed free
of animal by-products, hormones, and antibiotics. no information on how the animals were
raised--lifetime confinement vs. pastured, etc.

Urban Oaks Organic Farm
225 Oak Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: 860-223-6200
Contact: Mike Kandefer
urbanoaks@earthlink.net
http://www.blog.urbanoaks.org/

Urban Oaks is a year-round organic, urban farm on 3+ acres with 6 overflowing greenhouses. We
offer wholesale and retail produce as well as seedlings in the spring.


Urban Oaks specializes in greens, herbs and heirloom tomatoes and more, and operates a farm
store on Friday's and Saturday's that is open to the public and has a complete line of produce,
naturally raised. Local meats and baked goods all from local vendors.



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Urban Oaks also offers community gardens, educational programs, winter and summer CSA's and
more. WIC and SNAP accepted.




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 Nuestras Raíces
329 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-535-1789
Fax: 413-535-1100
info@nuestras-raices.org
http://www.nuestras-raices.org/en/home

Urban agriculture has proven to be an effective way to promote community development because it
is a way for the residents of downtown Holyoke to maintain a connection to their culture while putting
down roots in their new home. Most of our members grew up on the farms of rural Puerto Rico and
many first came to the Northeast as migrant farm workers. Though they may live in the city now,
they are farmers at heart. They have lifetimes of experience in agriculture and it is part of their
heritage. Projects based on agriculture, such as markets and community gardens, build on the skills
and knowledge that participants already have, and are proud to have the opportunity to use to
improve their community and to teach to a younger generation.
History

Nuestras Raíces was founded in 1992 by the members of La Finquita community garden in South
Holyoke to manage the garden and with the goal of developing a greenhouse in downtown Holyoke.
Nuestras Raíces is building cultural pride as well as the ability of low-income Latinos in Holyoke to
address environmental, economic development, substance abuse, and food security issues.

Abenaki Springs Farm
P.O. Box 33, Walpole, NH 03608
Tel: 603-445-2157
Contact: Bruce Bickford
info@abenakispringsfarm.com
http://abenakispringsfarm.com/

Bruce and Erin Bickford raise pastured turkeys, chicken, lamb and pork and do all their meat
processing on farm. The poultry and pork are pastured and fed organic grain, and the lamb is
completely grass-fed. Abenaki Springs Farm also sells eggs and certified organic fruits and
vegetables. Meat is available through a sign-up list and distributed on specific days. You can call the
farm for more information and to sign up.

Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
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sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Astarte Farm
123 West St., Hadley, MA 01035
Tel: 413-584-5551
Contact: Dan Pratt
dporganic@aol.com

Astarte Farm is a certified organic family farm that sells produce primarily at the Amherst Farmers'
Market on Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm, from the first weekend in May until mid November.
They specialize in heirloom tomatoes (both plants and fruit), unusual lettuce varieties, sweet corn,
and fresh cut flowers. They try to source organic seed whenever possible.

Atlas Farm
8 Pine St., South Deerfield, MA 01373
Tel: 413-665-6827
Fax: 413-773-3412
Contact: Sara
sara@atlasfarm.com
http://www.atlasfarm.com

Atlas Farm is dedicated to producing fresh, high quality, organic produce.

They grow a wide diversity of certified organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers, with many gourmet,
heirloom and specialty varieties.

All of their products are certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers under the USDA National
Organic Program.

Their produce is available at local farmers markets and Whole Foods stores. Wholesale accounts
and a market share program is also available.

Bear Swamp Orchard
1209 B Hawley Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330
Tel: 413-625-2849
Fax: 413-625-2247
Contact: Steven & Jennifer Gougeon
apples@bearswamporchard.com
http://www.BearSwampOrchard.com

We are a small, better than “certified organic” orchard in Ashfield, MA. We are growing apples with a
holistic bent, taking into account the health of the flora and fauna as part of the orchard system,



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staying away from the use of broad spectrum pesticides. From mid September to late October we
have apples available as pick your own and ready pick with different varieties that are ready at
different times throughout the fall.

All products, including apples and other fruit, cider (raw, un-pasturized, untreated), eggs, and any
vegetables, are all grown to and usually beyond the organic standards. We also have our own
maple syrup and Shetland sheep fleece.

Beaver Brook Farm
139 Beaver Brook Road, Lyme, CT 06371
Tel: 860-434-2843
Contact: Stan and Suzanne Sankow
info@beaverbrookfarm.com
http://www.beaverbrookfarm.com

Welcome to Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm, a 175-acre sheep and cow farm located in the Pleasant
Valley section of Lyme, CT. Stan and Suzanne Sankow began working Beaver Brook Farm as a
dairy farm in 1917 and in 1984, the Sankows introduced their first sheep, Sherry and Ding, to the
farm. Now, Beaver Brook Farm is home to more than 600 sheep, some cows, a wool shop and a
farm market.


At Beaver Brook Farm, we are committed to preserving the environment and producing goods of the
highest quality. All animals are raised outdoors, without the use of hormones or antibiotics. The
Farm produces several varieties of sheeps' and cows' milk cheeses, both fresh and aged, as well as
raw milk, yogurt and ice cream. Pasture-raised lamb is available in a variety of cuts, too. Beaver
Brook also uses the wool from the sheep to spin into yarn.


We are proud to bring our products directly from the farm to you, from our sweaters and vests, to our
farm-fresh sheep and cow's milk cheeses. Customers can call ahead to arrange a time to visit the
farm, or farm items can be purchased at the West Hartford and Greenwich Farmers' Markets. Call
for days and times.



Beech Tree Ranch
452 Tunxis Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002 Contact: Margaret Boisture
beechtreeranch@gmail.com
http://beechtreeranch.com

Having a farm has always been a dream for both Bruce and Margaret Boisture. Growing up on a
family farm gave Margaret a love for animal husbandry and Bruce traces his farming roots back
several generations to the family farm in western Kentucky.
Our location just minutes from both Hartford and Springfield makes our beautiful 10 acres the
perfect setting for raising animals naturally and growing fresh produce. Fresh eggs from naturally
raised, free-range chickens are available now, and soon we will be offering farm-fresh cheese from
choice, grain-fed goats. All of our animals are safeguarded by our gentle giants, our Portuguese
Estrela Mountain Dogs, Isabella and Isadora. In due course, puppies of these magnificent animals,
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Our hens are laying like crazy and farm fresh eggs are available.

If you have been wanting to try some farm fresh eggs, now is the perfect time!

Free egg delivery for residents of Windsor Locks and parts of Windsor and Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Call to inquire about setting up a weekly delivery.


Belinda & Hap Murano
1 Barley Hill Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860-395-1733
Contact: Belinda & Hap Murano
amurano@comcast.net



Birch Hill Farm
PO Box 364, South Woodstock, VT 05071
Tel: 802-457-4806
Contact: Chris Higgins, General Manager
chris@birchhillfarmvt.com
http://www.birchhillfarmvt.com/

Birch Hill Farm, located on Morgan Hill in South Woodstock, Vermont, is a diversified,
certified-organic working farm.

Grass-fed Katahdin sheep are raised here on the farm, utilizing state-of-the-art scientific breeding
methods to strengthen the quality and vitality of our flock. These sheep are produced for breeding
stock. We are also careful to practice rotational grazing and mindful stewardship of our land.

Birch Hill Farm maintains an organic sugarbush, from which we harvest sap which is then boiled in
our sugarhouse; from this, we produce Birch Hill Farm's excellent organic maple syrup.

Our forestry management program includes logging. We also sell hay and firewood, as well as
compost.
Exclusive Furnished Rental Homes

Our large and elegant New England homes, tastefully furnished and decorated, are available for
monthly rental to those who seek a quiet, luxurious country getaway in any season.

Black Watch Farm
1233 Weathersfield Center Road, Weathersfield , VT 05156
Tel: 802-263-5548
Contact: Frank Manafort, Lucas Fletcher
frank@manafort.com
http://www.blackwatchfarm.com

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animals are grown without hormonal implants or digestive stimulants and all are grass fed. Beef is
processed at a USDA facility and packaged in airtight cryovak containers for maximum freshness.
All-natural hot dogs are now also available, as well as limited grass-fed hormone-free pork and veal.


Boggy Meadow Farm
Fanny Mason Farmstead
13 Boggy Meadow Lane, Walpole, NH 03608
Tel: 603-756-3300
Fax: 603-756-9645
info@boggymeadowfarm.com
http://www.boggymeadowfarm.com

Boggy Meadow is on the banks of the Connecticut River in New Hampshire. It has been a farm for
centuries, and a dairy farm for as long as anyone can remember, but in the last few years we have
started to make our own farmstead cheeses here too.


Our cheeses are based on old Alpine recipes, and we use raw milk from our own herd of cows. The
cheeses are made by hand twice a week in a barn across from the dairy parlor. The cheeses are all
natural; we only use vegetarian rennet and the milk could not be fresher. Our Cheese Plant is
located in the original 18th century barn and farmhouse. Fresh milk is pumped directly from our
milking parlor to the cheese plant.


All Boggy Meadow cheeses can be purchased online, through the farm's website.

Brigadoon Farm
P.O. Box 263, Peacham, VT 05862
Tel: 802-592-3063
Contact: Henry and Mary Schmidek
mschmidek@yahoo.com

Kobe beef is the finest beef that has ever been raised and was, until a decade ago, considered a
Japanese natural treasure which could not be exported. Eventually, as a result of extensive
negotiations with the Japanese, it was possible for several bulls to be imported into North America.
We are now using the best genetics from these animals and raising Kobe in Peacham, Vermont. We
can now supply this delicacy locally at very competitive prices. In addition, we are taking orders for
Vermont-raised, purebred, organic Black Angus beef also at competitive prices.

Bristol’s Farm
541 Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT 06019
Tel: 860-977-6948
Contact: Mark Palladino
farmermark@wildcarrotfarm.com
http://www.wildcarrotfarm.com/

The Wild Carrot (previously Bristol's Farm) is an incredible organic farm with a little store carrying
seasonal veggies and herbs as well as other locally produced products such as honey, syrup, jellies,
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We employ and teach students about organic gardening, have family oriented activities, and do
several fun learning activities for classes of younger kids in the area.

We also have a CSA. A share entitles our customers to 18 weeks of certified organic vegetables,
berries and herbs along with recipes for preparing their bounty. Each week the produce will be
bagged and ready for pick-up on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the main barn. The bags will
contain from 4 to 10 items depending on the season and the weather.

Brook's Bend Farm
119 Old Sunderland Road, Montague, MA 01351
Tel: 413-367-2281
info@BrooksBendFarm.com
http://www.brooksbendfarm.com

We raise Shetland sheep on pasture for their beautiful fleece and delicious lamb. We also have a
flock of pastured Heritage breed laying hens, and some heritage breed turkeys with which we hope
to start a breeding flock. We grow a variety of vegetables and cut flowers on about an acre, and sell
these to local families, restaurants, and co-ops.

Cape Street Farm
P.O. Box 869, Goshen, MA 01032
Tel: 413-268-0213
Contact: E.J. and Beth Brennan
ejb@capestreetfarm.com
http://www.capestreetfarm.com/

We raise registered Icelandic sheep, as well as an extremely rare heritage sheep called the Gulf
Coast Native. This breed was first introduced to Florida in the 1500's by the Spanish and has
developed a natural worm resistance over the years. Both Icelandics and Gulf Coast Sheep are
generally easy keepers and good mothers. We have whole freezer lambs available for sale by early
fall. Please call well in advance to reserve a lamb.

Cavendish Game Birds
190 Paddock Road, Springfield, VT 05156
Tel: 802-885-5339
Fax: 802-885-5393
Contact: Bill and Rick Johnson
info@vermontquail.com
http://vermontquail.com/

Founded in 1988,Cavendish Game Birds, Inc. produces all natural quail and pheasant in the Green
Mountains of Vermont. The farm is owned and operated by two brothers, Bill and Rick Johnson,
and their families.

The Johnsons began their business with pheasant and continue to supply large, well-developed
birds of the traditional ringneck variety. All of the pheasants are reared in open, stress free outdoor
pens.

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4-5 ounces, Cavendish quail will average 7 ounces. The weight is achieved in less than 7 weeks
which results in tender eating quality. Please note that while the pheasants are considered
free-range, the quail is not.

Cavendish Game Birds also raises guinea hens and squab. All products from Cavendish Game
Birds are packed in Cryovac bags for optimum shelf life. Fresh product should be consumed within 5
days after receipt. Frozen product will remain in good eating condition for up to 6 months. State of
the art packaging keeps it cold in transit. Attractive retail packaging is available.

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center
225 Pavillion Road, East Thetford, VT 05043
Tel: 802-785-4737
Contact: Kate Duesterberg
growing@cedarcirclefarm.org
http://cedarcirclefarm.org

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center is a 50-acre certified organic farm on conserved land along
the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. The farmstand and the Hello Cafe are open late
April through October.

Cedar Circle is a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm. We supply families and individuals in
the Upper Valley with weekly shares of organic vegetables, berries, and fresh flowers, June through
October.

Our education center offers Dinners in the Field and various classes. We run new farmer
workshops, a farmer outreach program, and farm tours for schools. The staff also works with local
schools to raise awareness about the importance of local and organic food, and to increase the use
of fresh local foods in school cafeterias.

Our annual Strawberry Festival in late June and Pumpkin Festival in October draw hundreds of
visitors from around New England for family fun, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more.

Most of the produce and flowers are sold in the farmstand, with smaller amounts of product available
through farmers' markets in Norwich, Vermont, and Lebanon and Hanover, New Hampshire.
Vegetables are also sold to several area restaurants. CCF operates a thriving Community
Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program serving 175 members.


Cedar Mountain Farm & CSA
25A Linden Road, Hartland, VT 05048
Tel: 802-436-1448
Contact: Kerry Gawalt & Stephen Leslie
fjordworks@yahoo.com
http://cedarmountainfarm.org/

Farmers Kerry Gawalt and Stephen Leslie have been working together since 1992. They met at
Hawthorne Valley Farm in rural upstate New York. During the last sixteen years, they have grown
vegetables, worked horses and mules and milked cows in Montana, New York, Idaho, New
Hampshire and Vermont. This will be their ninth season in Hartland, farming 35 acres of Cobb Hill
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Chandler Pond Farm
 528 Burroughs Rd. , S. Wheelock, VT 05851
Tel: 802-626-9460
Contact: Tamara Martin
info@chandlerpondfarm.com
http://chandlerpondfarm.com

600 scenic acres of fields and forests with 50acres of pond and wetlands, located in Vermont's
beautiful Northeast Kingdom. Chandler Pond Farm is a family farm operated by Rob and Tamara
Martin using organic practices. The Martins are committed to small scale sustainable production of a
wide diversity of vegetable, dairy and meat products.

Chicoine Grassfed Beef
116 Oliver St., Easthampton, MA 01027
Tel: 413-527-4882
Contact: Bill and Susan Chicoine

Greetings from the Chicoine Family Farm! Established in 1933, my father Henry Chicoine operated
a dairy farm. Today, we offer delicious, healthy grass fed beef. I began building the herd in the
1970's on nothing but the grass growing in our own pastures.


We offer beef free of antibiotrics, hormones, and steroids, etc. The grass they eat has never been
treated with any pesticides or herbacides. They graze freely all spring summer and fall. In the winter,
they are fed the sun-dried hay that we produce all summer.


Our herd is a closed herd. That means that our animals are born on our farm. We don't purchase
any animals at auction or anywhere else. So we can assure our customers that our animals have
been raised from birth on nothing but grass.


Our beef can be purchased on the farm, by appointment, and we also offer delivery services. Please
feel free to contact us for more information.

Circle Mountain Farm
188 Lee Rd. , Guilford, VT 05301
Tel: 802-258-0600
Contact: Amy Frost

Circle Mountain Farm and CSA is a noncertified organic farm that employs organic methods, located
in Guilford, VT. We offer a growing number of CSA shares, to be picked up at the farm, and sell
mixed vegetables, perennials, and herbal vinegars at the Brattleboro Farmers' Market.

Clay Hill Farm
220 Clay Hill Road, Hartland, VT 05048
Tel: 802-296-2403
Fax: 802-296-5742
Contact: Guy Crosby
g.crosby@valley.net



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Clay Hill Farm raises all-natural Black Angus cattle. The animals are raised outdoors, allowed to
graze on grass, and no hormones or antibiotics are administered. The animals are rotated through a
pasture system and finished with corn to insure tenderness. Beef is available in sides and quarters.
Call for prices and availability.

Cloudland Farm
1101 Cloudland Road, North Pomfret, VT 05053
Tel: 802-457-1520
Contact: Bill and Cathy Emmons
vtangus@sover.net
http://www.cloudlandfarm.com/

We are a Vermont family farm committed to providing healthy foods for your family's table. We raise
and sell natural Angus beef, pastured roasting chickens, pastured Thanksgiving turkeys, and
farm-fresh eggs. All of our meats and eggs are raised without the use of hormones, antibiotics, or
animal by-products. We also sell beef jerky, beef bacon, and four kinds of beef sausage that are
free of added nitrates and nitrites.

The Cloudland Farm Country Market is open year round and offers individual beef steaks, ground
beef, beef roasts, stew beef, short ribs, sausages, jerky, pickles, jams, honey, maple syrup and
more. We also offer sides and quarters of beef for families wishing to fill their freezer for the year. All
are welcome to visit the farm and farm store.

Mailing Address:
1101 Cloudland Rd.
Woodstock, VT 05091

Cobb Hill
3 Linden Road, Hartland, VT 05048
Tel: 802-436-1448
Contact: Hal Hamilton
http://cobbhill.org/cheese/index.html

Cheesemaking began at Cobb Hill in December, 2000. We have operated year round since then.

Cobb Hill Cheese is made with raw whole milk from the farm's small herd of grass fed Jersey cows.
We farm without chemical fertilizers, feeds or additives. We produce two kinds of cheese, Ascutney
Mountain (an alpine cheese) and Four Corners Caerphilly using vegetable rennet.

Our cheese is sold on the farm as well as in many regional coops and small stores. We're at the
Norwich, VT Farmers Market on Saturdays from May through October. We ship wheels to specialty
cheese shops and restaurants throughout the Northeast.

Partners in Cobb Hill Cheese live at Cobb Hill Cohousing, an intentional community on 270 acres in
Hartland, Vermont.

Coombs Family Farms
74 Mill Hill Road, Brattleboro, VT 05302
Tel: 888-266-6271
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http://www.coombsfamilyfarms.com

 Coombs Family Farms is a seventh generation small family maple farm that works with other small
independent family farmers who share our commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, and
sustainable forestry.

Coombs maple syrup farms. Year after year, more small farms disappear from our national
landscape. We support the plight of the family farms and a continuation of this way of life. Coombs
Family Farms does this by providing preseason equipment credits and education resources to
individuals who work hard every day to maintain our American small farm heritage. Together, we
understand that there are no shortcuts to creating high quality 100% pure maple syrup.

Cozie Nook Homestead Farm & Florist
112 Stroheker Rd., Ashfield, MA 01330
Tel: 413-628-3254
Contact: Dennis and Robyn Crowningshield



Cozie Nook Homestead Farm & Florist
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
112 Stroheker Rd., Ashfield, MA 01330
Tel: 413-628-3254
cozienook@verizon.net

This Animal Welfare Approved farm sells lamb and goat cheese.

Crabapple Farm
100 Bryant Street, P.O. Box 263, Chesterfield, MA 01012
Tel: 413-296-0310
Contact: Tevis or Desiree
crabapplefarm@verizon.net
http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farm.php?farm=1202

Our family farm is committed to producing high-quality organic vegetables, grass-fed meats and
other farm products for our community. Our goal is to grow and diversify our farm business while
enhancing the productivity of our land, cultivating devoted customers, supporting a healthy working
landscape and contributing to a vibrant local economy. A vegetable CSA program is available, but
extra seasonal vegetables, as well as meat, can also be purchased at Crabapple's farm stand, open
Monday and Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.

Dayspring Farm
217 Darby Hill, Rockingham, VT 05101
Tel: 802-376-5474
Contact: Rod and Marilyn Hewitt
rod@dayspringfarm.com
http://www.dayspringfarm.com

Dayspring Farm is a small, family-run farm in southeastern Vermont. We keep a small number of
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are raised on our own pastures, and drink water from the same well we use for ourselves. They get
lot of good exercise walking in our fields gathering up the food they need to grown strong and
healthy. Those sold for meat are processed under USDA inspection in a processing plant which is
committed to low stress handling.


All meat is cut to order and wrapped in vacuum packed in Cryavok see-through packages with the
weight and meat cut type noted.


We are proud of our farm and like to show off the good job we do with our stock. Visitors are
welcome by appointment.

Deep Meadow Farm
Route 5 & Greenwood Rd, Westminster, VT 05101
Tel: 802-463-3009
deepmeadow@msn.com
http://www.deepmeadowfarm.net/

We are a small certified organic farm dedicated to providing natural produce, flowers, and herbs
direct to consumers. You can purchase items from the farm through a dynamic email system (CSA)
or at the following farmers' markets: Bellows Falls, Chester, West River. Keep it sustainable, buy
local.

Deerfield Farm
337 Parmelee Road, Durham, CT 06422
Tel: 860-301-7828
Contact: Melynda Naples
melynda@deerfieldfarm.org
http://www.deerfieldfarm.org

Deerfield Farm is a small working dairy farm with about 40 head of registered Jersey cows. We pride
ourselves in bringing you fresh milk, yogurt, soft cheese, and chocolate milk, as well as our own
humanely raised veal and handcrafted milk soaps.



Diemand Farm
124 Mormon Hollow Road, Wendell, MA 01379
Tel: 978-544-3806

Diemand Farm Fresh raises free-range turkeys and chickens, the old-fashioned way, without
hormones or antibiotics. Eggs and farm-made goodies like
soups, pot pies, fruit pies, cookies, maple syrup and honey are available for sale at the farm as well.
Diemand Farm is open for visitors every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Echo Farm Puddings
Route 63, Hinsdale, NH 03451
Tel: 603-336-7706
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http://echofarmpuddings.com

Echo Farm Puddings are all natural, farm fresh produced in Hinsdale NH. We can guarantee this
because they are cooked to creamy perfection in our farm kitchen. We use milk from our own herd
of registered Jersey and Milking Shorthorn cattle, which means we can guarantee no growth
hormones are used. Our top quality and premium all natural ingredients is what makes our puddings
taste the best. (Our puddings are all Kosher approved and Gluten free!)
Our cows have names, not numbers; in fact, they are treated like members of the family. We pride
ourselves on providing our cows with a pleasant and loving environment. They show their
appreciation by producing award winning, great tasting, high quality milk, to which we add all natural
ingredients to bring you our premium line of puddings.

Edgefield Farm
97 Old County Road, Westmoreland, NH 03467
Tel: 603-399-9975
Contact: Bill Fosher
bill@edgefieldsheep.com
http://www.edgefieldsheep.com

Sheep farm producing pasture-reared lamb that is sometimes supplemented with locally-grown,
non-GMO whole grain corn.

Ewetopia Farm
P.O. Box 276, Saxtons River, VT 05154
Tel: 802-869-1214
Contact: Mike Ghia
ewetopia@sover.net

The sheep and chickens on Ewetopia Farm are raised with care. Both animals are pasture-raised
and given vegetarian feed, though owner Mike Ghia points out that it's natural for chickens to eat
insects while outside. The lamb and chicken is free of antibiotics and hormones and is sold as whole
chickens or chicken liver and ten different cuts of lamb. It can be purchased at Harlow Farmstand,
Bellows Falls Farmer's Market and from the farm. Orders to the farm should be called in ahead of
time.

Fair Winds Farm
511 Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-254-9067
Contact: Janet Bailey
fairwind@sover.net
http://www.fairwindsfarm.org

Fair Winds Farm is a diversified, horse powered, multigenerational family farm. We produce fresh
eggs from organically fed chickens, meat chickens, lamb, and pork. Quality perennial plants are
available from our nursery. Horse drawn hay and sleighrides are available by reservation. We also
offer draft horse workshops and horse training. Visit the farm's website for more information.

Food Bank Farm
121 Bay Rd, Hadley, MA 01035 Contact: Michaeal Docter
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Community Supported Agriculture farms (CSAs) are supported by members who buy a share in the
farm and receive fresh, organic produce throughout the season. The Food Bank Farm is one of the
largest and most efficient CSAs n the country and the first with the primary mission of helping to
feed those in need.


The Food Bank Farm provides half of its annual harvest to Food Bank member agencies and our
Brown Bag program - that's an average of 200,000 pounds of fresh organic produce each year
going to people who are hungry or food-insecure.


The Food Bank Farm is about building community. On your weekly pick-up you will see where your
food comes from and meet the folks who grow it. You will experience the harmony of the seasons.
The farm is a great place to bring kids, meet your neighbors, and celebrate a way of farming that
nurtures the land.


At the same time you enjoy your bounty, your membership helps the farm raise healthy organic
produce for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Over the last five years, the farm has
produced more than 900,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank and its member agencies. Share
the Harvest!

Four Mile River Farm
124 Four Mile River Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Tel: 860-434-2378
Contact: Nunzio Corsino
amanda@fourmileriverfarm.com
http://www.fourmileriverfarm.com

Family farm raising Angus beef cattle. Pasture raised. No hormones or antibiotics. No artificial
means. We process all our own products including natural beef and pork. Also free-range eggs
available.

Fowl Play Farm
1224 Route 12, Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel: 802-457-4054
Contact: Anne Quinn

Welcome to Fowl Play Farm, on the site of a historic 19th century dairy farm in Woodstock, VT
which borders on the beautiful and scenic Appalachian Trail. All of our chickens are raised free
range with lots of love and TLC from Alex and Elise, our children and the "proprietors" of Fowl Play
Farm. Our philosophy -- HAPPY CHICKENS LAY BETTER EGGS! They eat an all natural diet and
are the beneficiaries of some delicious Kitchen leftovers. The eggs are gathered by hand twice daily.
Our heritage breed chickens are raised by hand by the family and they free range year round,
supplemented with natural grains, fruits and vegetables. Our hens are include Buff Orpingtons,
Speckled Sussex, Silver-Laced Wyandottes, and Ameraucanas. Each dozen is a mix of several
distinctive shell colors including beiges, browns, speckled, blue and green. Our chickens are raised
without hormones, steroids, or animal byproducts. We do not use pesticides, herbicides or chemical
fertilizers anywhere on the farm or in the garden. Please visit us at the Mt. Tom Farmer's Market in
Woodstock, VT. Eggs are available at Alex and Elise's Egg Stand or by phoning in an order to (802)



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457-4054. Local delivery available.

Foxbard Farms
400 Bardwells Ferry Road, Shelburne, MA 01370
Tel: 413-625-2736
Contact: John A. Payne, Owner
farmjam@msn.com
http://www.foxbardfarm.com/

Our objective is to produce high-quality, all natural, grass-fed Black Angus beef. During the summer,
our animals range freely in our own pastures feeding on local grasses like timothy, red clover,
orchard, and canary grasses. Late in the Fall they move to our winter pasture where they receive
hay and grass silage cut from our meadows.

Our cows are bred to calve in April and May. During the summer the calves' main nourishment is
mother's milk but they begin to eat pasture grasses too.

In October the calves are weaned and sorted into four groups - the best heifers to join the main
herd, two or three top quality bull calves to serve as breeding bulls, other bull calves to become
steers for the beef program, and heifer calves for sale. At this time all our calves receive a standard
set of health vaccinations to protect them from various bovine viruses.

After weaning the calves begin their winter feed program of high protein second and first cutting hay,
and a small ration of wheat grain to support their fast growing, teen-age bodies.

The following May the steers (and the main herd of brood cows with their new calves) return to the
summer pastures. The steers remain on summer pastures until maturity in the fall when they weigh
1000 to 1200 lbs. At no time do the calves, steers, or any of our animals receive growth hormones
or antibiotics.

Franklin Farm
4708 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, VT 05301
Tel: 802-254-2228
Contact: Mary Ellen and David Franklin
maryellen@franklinfarmstore.com
http://www.franklinfarmstore.com/

The Franklin Farm is an organic, diversified family farm. Our land lends itself naturally to diversity.
Hillside pastures provide forage for our dairy herd from May until October. Fertile woodland grows
and supports a productive sugar bush as well as other native hardwood and softwood forest species
that are harvested for saw logs. Our Southern Vermont location blesses us with a lengthy growing
season. Adequate rainfall (most years) and the many brooks that pass through our farm provide us
with an excellent supply of clean water.

Our hearts tell us that organic is better for our children, our animals, and the future of the planet.
We have not used any commercial fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides on our land in over 12 years.

Care of the land and our animals is paramount. We endorse the age-old practices of animal
husbandry and land stewardship. Our emphasis is not on high production, but rather on making the
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Meat products (beef, pork, and chicken) are available on a limited basis, so be sure to call ahead to
see if anything's available. The farm is in the process of phasing out the beef herd and in the future
the meat will come from carefully selected dairy cows. The dairy cows receive a grass-based diet
(as do the other animals) that is supplemented with organic grain.

While we do raise meat and dairy products, our primary focus on is maple syrup. Franklin Farm
maple syrup is special. People tell us all the time that it's the best tasting maple syrup they have
ever eaten and we'd have to agree. Try some and see for yourself how sweet and delicious maple
syrup can be! Order some directly from our website!

The Franklin Farm Store showcases our delicious, wood fired maple syrup, meat products, and
Zesty Blend Salad Dressing. Please visit us Tuesday through Saturday 7am - 6pm. Sunday and
Monday by chance.

Freeman Farm
20 Town Farm Road, Heath, MA 01346
Tel: 413-337-4766
Contact: David Freeman
heathans@verizon.net

For over fifteen years, we have been raising grass-fed, free-range cattle in the hills of Heath.
Through our custom grazing program, you own a beefer and we graze it for you through the spring,
summer, and early fall. In the fall, fill your freezer with your own beef. If a whole animal is too much,
organize a "cowshare" with other family members or friends.

George Hall Farm
180 Old Farms Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: 860-658-9297
Contact: George L. Hall
GeorgeHallogre@aol.com
http://www.georgehallfarm.com/

Here at George Hall Farm, we pride ourselves on providing our local community with the freshest,
high quality organic and conventionally grown produce. Currently, we have more than 60 acres in
production with the majority of the land Certified Organic.

Happy Hollow Homestead
213 Middle Haddam Road, Middle Haddam, CT 06480
Tel: 860-267-0538
Contact: Jessica Marshall Long
happyhollowhome@sbcglobal.net
http://www.buyctgrown.com/happyhollowhomestead

A small-scale organic farm growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. Raise free-range, organic
laying hens for eggs. Operate a CSA June-September.

Harlow Farm and Farmstand
117 Deep Root Drive, Westminster, VT 05158
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Contact: Dan Harlow
info@harlowfarm.com
http://www.harlowfarm.com/

Harlow Farm is a family run operation that has been in the family since 1918 and has been certified
organic since 1985. The Harlows raise cows and pigs without the use of hormones or antibiotics.
The animals are pasture-raised and grass fed. Sausage, ham, bacon, pork chops, spareribs, ground
beef, all kinds of roasts, beef patties and steaks can be purchased at the Harlow Farmstand
year-round.

Harlow Farmstand is the largest organic farmstand in Vermont. It sells meats from the Harlow Farm,
a family run operation that produces beef and pork from pasture-raised, non-medicated animals.
The Harlows' organic sausage, ham, bacon, pork chops, spareribs, ground beef, roasts, beef patties
and steaks are available year-round. The farmstand also sells meats from other local farms,
including organic lamb and chicken, as well as milk, yogurt, butter, eggs and cheese. In addition to
meats and dairy, Harlow Farmstand sells honey, maple syrup, sorbet, seasonal fruits and
vegetables, cut flowers, bedding plants and crafts made by local artisans. There is an on-site cafe,
Cafe Loco, that serves fresh food prepared with organic ingredients - breakfast, lunch, soups,
salads, baked goods and desserts.

Harmony Farm
28 Bowers Rd, Hartland, VT 05048
Tel: 802-436-3300
Contact: Jennifer Reid

Harmony Farm is a 45 acre specialty cut-flower farm in Southern Vermont. We purchased an
existing commercial operation in 2001 and have begun to transition into organic practices as we
discover alternatives to former practices. Our business is rapidly expanding to include some
vegetables, fresh and dried herbs and herbal products, and farm-fresh eggs. We hope to offer
organically grown apples in a few years, as our orchard matures! We have a booth at the Norwich
Farmer's Market in Norwich, Vermont. naturally grown. Northeast Organic Farming Association
(NOFA).

Hilltop Farm
387 Elm Street, Claremont, NH 03743
Tel: 603-543-0549
Contact: Cindy Porter
cporterdvm@aol.com

We are a family-run farm raising Hereford cattle. They are grass-fed and grass-finished, and they
always have constant access to pasture. They are never given antibiotics or hormones to promote
growth. We grow all our own hay using organic principals on our own property. Sell at Claremont
Farmers' Market at Broad Street park on Thursdays from 4pm until 7pm. Member of the Northeast
Organic Farming Ass. (NOFA)

Hogwash Farm
97 Kerwin Hill Road, Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-8807
Contact: Nancy LaRowe
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http://hogwashfarm.com/

Our Belted Galloway cattle, known to many as the ‘Oreo' cows, graze on the hills overlooking the
Ompompanoosuc River. Our Tamworth pigs root in the woods and fields making best use of their
foraging and tilling abilities. Our products include organically grass-fed and finished beef, natural
pork, chicken and turkey, organic eggs, organic horse hay, straw and Tamworth breeding stock and
feeder piglets.

We raise out animals outside year-round because the animals are happier and produce a better
product. Pasture-raised meat and eggs are idea for your health. Compared with commercial
products, they offer you more “good” fats and fewer “bad” fats. They are richer in antioxidants,
including Vitamin E, Vitamin C and beta-carotene. Furthermore, they do not contain traces of added
hormones, antibiotics or other drugs. Meat from grass-fed animals have two to four times more
Omega-3 fatty acids than meat from grain-fed animals.

We have pork, beef and eggs available year-round and we are taking orders for our free-ranger
chickens and turkeys.

Please call with any questions…Thanks!

Holton Farms
PO Box 222, Westminster, VT 05158
Tel: 802-232-4207
Contact: Seth Holton and Jurrien Swarts
info@holtonfarms.com
http://www.holtonfarms.com

Our farm sits in a sunny valley, nestled between green mountains on the banks of the mighty
Connecticut River. The Holton family, among the first settlers of Westminster, Vermont, has been
farming this quaint village for over 200 years. As eighth generation farmers, we take farming
seriously. We use sustainable farming methods, not because it's in fashion, but because it makes
sense and it's the right thing to do.

You can buy our products in a number of ways:

 1. Through our CSA Select program
 2. From our NYC Farm Truck
 3. From one of our two Farm Stands in East Harlem or Westminster, Vermont
 4. At NYC Greenmarket Farmers Markets
 5. At participating fine NYC restaurants and specialty grocers Wholesale


Ironwood Farm, LLC
348 East Hill Road, Canton, CT 06019
Tel: 860-693-1371
Contact: Susan Engwall



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335 Kenyon Hill Rd., P.O. Box 247, N. Pomfret, VT 05053
Tel: 802-295-3211
Contact: Jeff White
postwhit@sover.net

Kenyon Hill Farm features all-natural, grass-fed, Katahdin lamb that is in particularly high demand.
The meat is available for purchase in September and October and, according to farmer Jeff White,
it's generally sold out by then without problem. Jeff's even had to turn customers away. So please
take note to call ahead of time (at least two to three months) to inquire about availability and place
an order.

The meat is sold by the whole and ½. Customers pick up their orders from the processor.

Killdeer Farm
55 Butternut Road, Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-2916
Contact: Jake & Liz Guest
jake@killdeerfarm.com
http://www.killdeerfarm.com/

We have operated our small farm here in Norwich, Vermont for thirty years. We grow organic
vegetables, tomatoes and strawberries as well as sweet corn and bedding plants, on approximately
70 acres of land along the Connecticut River.

Our farm stand (from which we sell our produce and much more) is located on Route 5 South in
Norwich (just past the King Arthur Flour Baker's Store). We feature our own organic vegetables and
strawberries at our stand, along with many other local farm products such as organic milk, eggs,
artisanal cheeses, meats, fruits, artisanal baked goods, syrups and jams, all produced by other area
farms and friends.

La Fromagerie du Royaume
2277 Route 102, Guildhall, VT 05905
Tel: 802-328-2697
Contact: Neal Keeshin
cheesemaker@lafromagerie.biz

La Fromagerie du Royaume is French for "Cheesemaking Place in the Kingdom." That is, Vermont's
Northeast Kingdom, a very special, beautiful, and wild corner of Vermont which is sparsely
populated and full of wide-open spaces.


The cheese is made while the cows are on pasture, and pasture land is managed using intensive
rotational grazing without any pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. The cows are grass-fed
and receive a cup of grain twice a day at milking time to get them into the barn.


La Fromagerie du Royaume produces two kinds of raw milk cheese:


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a Gouda but has more eyes (holes) and is hopefully a bit more interesting than the industrial stuff
made domestically or imported from Holland. It is not waxed so as not to suffocate the cheese as it
continues to age. •
 La Couverture -- a semi-soft cheese which is like the original Port Salut. For those familiar with
French Port Salut, it needs to be kept in mind that the cheese under that name which makes it to
this country is a mass-produced, industrial variety. The original which was developed in the
Trappiste abbeys of France was a wonderful cheese made with a washed rind. That is were the
orange color of the rind originates. We have made a small amount of La Couverture with a washed
rind; the remainder has a natural rind so is more akin to a Saint Nectaire. •

Lewis Creek Jerseys, Inc.
Danville, VT 05828
Tel: 802-748-8461
Contact: Vince Foy
debvince@danvillevt.net

Products: Pasture, Hay, Beef

Manda Farm
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
PO Box 40, Plainfield, MA 01070
Tel: 413-634-5333
manda@mandafarm.com
http://www.mandafarm.com

This Animal Welfare Approved farm sells AWA beef.

Manda Organic Farm
25 Pleasant St, Plainfield, MA 01070
Tel: 413-634-5333
Contact: Michael Kalagher or Anna Hanchett
mandafarm@earthlink.net
http://www.mandafarm.com

Manda Farm, a small family farm in the Hilltowns of Western Mass, is seriously committed to the
health and welfare of its animals, its customers, and the planet. We raise heritage breed and
endangered species of animals to share pre-factory-farming tastes, and to ensure biodiversity. We
use NO pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics (except in the case of a health emergency
for an individual animal).


We sell pork, chicken, eggs, goat, and turkey at the farm year round, and herbs & vegetables in
season. Our products are also carried at the Old Creamery in Cummington, MA.

Mapleline Farm
63 Comins Road, Hadley, MA 01035
Tel: 413-548-9107
Contact: Paul and Tami Kokoski
pkokoski@maplelinefarm.com
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Mapleline Farm Home Delivery Service was started by the fifth generation of Kokoskis in Hadley,
Massachusetts (USA).

It began way back in 1904, when great-great grandfather Stanley Kokoski and his family, purchased
the farm, after finding an ad placed for its sale, in the local newspaper. The farm, at that time,
consisted of various vegetables and a small herd of cows. The milk was brought by horse and
wagon to the local train station in Cushman to be delivered to the dairy. Stanley Kokoski ran the
farm with his two sons, Henry Sr. and Thomas.

Henry Sr. eventually took over the reins of the farm, and then the farm began concentrating on
crops such as tobacco, onions, and potatoes. The cows were sold, but this proved to be a
temporary situation.

As the next generation of Kokoskis began to take over, cows returned to the farm. It was time for
Henry Jr. to run the farm. Over the next twenty-five years, the family ran the dairy and cultivated
vegetables. However, in time the farm once again switched back to vegetables only. The cows were
sold in the mid-70's but farming was not abandoned.

As history usually repeats itself, the Kokoski family was not done passing the family farm down, and
that meant cows were coming back with the next generation. John Kokoski took over the reins from
his dad, Henry Jr., in 1986. The dairy portion of the farm was growing at Mapleline along with field
crops. Hay and corn were prevalent on the picturesque acreage around the farm.

John's love for the farm and the Jersey cow was evident when he decided to take dairy farming to
the next level. He began bottling his own milk into glass bottles and selling it from a tiny store off the
front of the barn in 1995. The customers loved the idea of local farm fresh milk in glass bottles; it
became evident that John and his family needed more space.

In 2000, the present farm store was built, and in 2001 the next generation of Kokoskis returned to
the farm to find their own niche. John's son, Paul, decided to take a step back in time and begin
delivering glass bottled milk to the customer's doorstep.

As the farm spans five generations in the Pioneer Valley, history really does repeat itself, and it is
certain that the Kokoski family loves farming!

Maplesource
Bascom Family Farms
74 Cotton Mill Hill, Suite 106A, Brattleboro, VT 05302
Tel: 888-266-6271
info@maplesource.com
http://www.maplesource.com

Bascom Family Farms is America's leading independent supplier of pure and organic maple syrup
and maple sugar products in a wide range of forms, sizes and packaging.


Top food manufacturers, private label maple marketers, food service buyers and chefs choose
Bascom Family Farms for our high quality selection, RandD capacity, competitive pricing, and rapid
turnaround times. From bulk maple sugar and bulk maple syrup to custom-printed private labels on
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We are committed to helping you develop high quality maple products and formulations you will be
proud of - and your customers will love. Whether you need pure or organic maple in a liquid or dry
form, we provide a consistent, quality product that we produce in our New England facilities. So, if
you're looking for the very best selection of maple products and maple syrup equipment available,
you've come to the right place.


Mayval Farm Sugar House and Dairy Farm
149 Easthampton Rd., Westhampton, MA 01027
Tel: 413-527-6274
Contact: Margie Parsons
margie@mayvalfarm.com
http://www.mayvalfarm.com

Family sugar house and dairy farm just outside of Northampton. We have maple syrup, maple
cream, naturally-raised beef, free-range eggs, and compost for sale at the farm. Please come visit!

We milk about 100 purebred Holstein, Brown Swiss, and Jersey dairy cows. We love our cows and
proudly take them to local fairs every summer.

We produce 100% pure maple syrup and maple cream (also known as maple butter or spread) at
our sugar house. We gather the sap from the sugar maples on the farm. We use only traditional
methods, including a wood-fired evaporator, for the very best maple flavor.

Our beef cows are born and raised on the farm. We do not use any antibiotics or hormones. We
have both grass-fed cows and cows fed a conventional diet of grass, corn silage, and grain. Beef is
vacuum-packaged at a USDA-inspected facility.

We have a small flock of free-range chickens. Eggs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We compost cow manure with material from other local farms.

Mile Hill Farm
178 Mile Hill, Springfield, VT 05156
Tel: 802-885-5409
Contact: Peter and Susan Dunning
susandunning@tds.net

Mile Hill Farm is a small, family owned and operated farm that practices organic growing menthods.
Though not certified, Mile Hill raises all of their animals outdoors, without the use of hormones or
antibiotics. The farm currently raises beef, pork, lamb, free-range chicken, vegetables, honey and
berries. All edible products are available at a local co-op and also at the Brattleboro Farmers'
Market. Other side products include purebred Clun Forest sheep, raw milk, yarn, and pottery. Call
for market dates!

Mountain Foot Farm
154 Blakely Road, Wheelock, VT 05851
Tel: 802-626-9471



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Contact: Curtis and Joan Sjolander
seedy@mtnfootfarm.net
http://www.mtnfootfarm.net/

MAJOR PRODUCTS:
Mixed vegetables, herbs, plants, trout, maple syrup

BUYING INFORMATION:
Mid-May to Mid-October at farm stand

DIRECTIONS TO OUR FARM STAND:
From I-91 take Exit 23 (Lyndonville) off I-91, turn south on Route 5, take first right onto South
Wheelock Rd., travel 1 mile, the farm stand is on the left - it's blue with sunflowers painted on the
front.

Mountain Meadows Farm
108 Parish Hill Road, S. Newfane, VT 05351
Tel: 802-348-7344
Contact: Amiel Cooper
loriamiel@aol.com

Mountain Meadows Farm is one of the largest organic beef farms in the East. It's beautifully situated
between the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks, at the lower end of the Champlain Valley. The
cattle are out on pasture all grazing season, and never receive any added hormones or antibiotics.
The meat is available under the Mountain Meadows name at select stores on the East Coast.

Mountain View Farm
393 East Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
Tel: 413-329-0211
Contact: Ben Perrault
mountainviewfarmer@hotmail.com
http://www.mountainviewfarmcsa.com

Mountain View Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project serving Western
Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley. Members visit the farm in Easthampton, MA at the base of
beautiful Mt. Tom throughout the growing season to pick up their share of seasonally available
produce as well as a wide variety of U-Pick crops. Land for the CSA is farmed in Easthampton and
Hadley.

Natural Roots
888 Shelburne Falls Road, Conway, MA 01341
Tel: 413-369-4269
Contact: David Fisher
csa@naturalroots.com
http://www.naturalroots.com

It is with a reverence for all living things that we aim to raise every plant and animal on the farm in
optimal health and vitality. To this end, we begin by nourishing the land with compost and animal
manures, mineral amendments, inoculants, green-manure crops and grazing animals. By enlivening
the earth in this manner, the food and forage harvested tend to yield an enlivening effect of their



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own. It is this quality in our produce that you can taste and feel. In light of the belief that food is our
best medicine, it is our ultimate hope that by offering this "medicinal" food we are contributing to the
healing and enlivening of our culture.

New Leaf CSA
111 Dutton Farm Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-254-2531
Contact: Elizabeth Wood
farmer@newleafcsa.com
http://www.newleafcsa.com/

 The New Leaf CSA has been serving the Brattleboro area since 2002. Elizabeth Wood, the farmer,
uses the best possible growing methods for protecting human health and the environment. No
chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used. No genetically modified crops are grown. You
are encouraged to call and/or visit the farm for more information about production methods.

CSA members get their food within 24 hours of when it's harvested. Crop varieties are selected for
flavor and climate suitability, not shipping ability and shelf life. This creates exceptional taste and
nutritional value.

North Winds Farm
25 South Road, Enfield, CT 06082
Tel: 860-749-7435
Contact: Andrew Urbanowicz
northwindsfarm@gmail.com



Not Your Ordinary Farm
45 Old County Road, Guilford, VT 05301
Tel: 802-251-7298
Contact: Judy Sopenski

Not Your Ordinary Farm of Guilford, VT is a small farm using borrowed land from the Monteverdi
Artists Collaborative. Here Merino and Romney sheep, and Tamworth-cross pigs have been actively
reclaiming the fields and improving soil fertility. This rocky Northern hillside is responding well.


The pigs live on pasture and in the mixed hardwood forest, the sheep are on pasture and fed
organic grain.

Ogre Farm
180 Old Farms Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: 860-658-9297
Contact: George Hall
georgehallogre@gmail.com



Old Friends Farm



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P.O. Box 904, Amherst, MA 01004
Tel: 413-253-9182
Contact: Missy Bahret & Casey Steinberg
grow@oldfriendsfarm.com
http://oldfriendsfarm.com

We are proud to be farmers. We love what we do and we love helping to facilitate the connection of
agriculture and community. We encourage you to ask questions about where your food comes
from, how it is grown, and what it takes to get from its source to your table.

We are passionate about supplying you with healthy, vibrant vegetables and flowers. Our products
are available at farmers markets, restaurants, stores and florists. We do not have a farm stand.

We offer flowers and bouquets, lettuce greens, pastured chicken eggs, ginger, mixed fruits and
vegetables, and other products.

We believe in sustainable agriculture, and use only organic growing practices and post-harvest care.
We are Certified Organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers and Certified Naturally Grown.



Old Maids Farm, LLC
1099 Tryon Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
Tel: 860-659-1886
Contact: George Purtill
george.m.purtill@snet.net
http://www.oldmaidsfarm.com/

Our main farm is located along the banks of the Connecticut River at the intersection of Tryon Street
and Old Maids Lane. We welcome visitors who are committed to the production of healthy food.

Old Shaw Farm
168 Peacham-Groton Road, Peacham, VT 05862 Contact: Peter and Maryellen Griffin
maryellen@oldshawfarm.com
http://www.oldshawfarm.com

Old Shaw Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm in South Peacham, Vermont. We provide fresh,
good tasting, organic produce, at an honest value, for the local community. Our agricultural methods
contribute to a safe environment, a sustainable food system, and a diverse regional economy.

We currently market our organic vegetables and culinary herbs through our CSA, the farmer's
markets in Danville and Waitsfield, and Natural Provisions in St. Johnsbury. We have about 5 acres
in active production, with 2 1/2 greenhouses and 2 1/2 hoophouses, and with room on our property
to expand significantly.

On the Edge Farm
1250 Route 12, Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel: 802-457-4510
Contact: Dana Pape
http://ontheedgefarm.com/index.html



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We are a small, family owned & operated farm in Vermont's Prosper Valley where we produce
natural meats, vegetables, fruits and more for our customers.

We take great pride in our farm-raised, grass and natural grain-fed lamb, beef, and pork. Respect for
our livestock really is a respect for our customers and ourselves. These are beautiful animals... and
delicious!

Summer Hours: Every day, 10am-5pm


Paradise Elsewhere Farm
10 Purington Lane, Colrain, MA 01340
Tel: 413-624-0271
Contact: Alexa Jaffurs
amjaffurs@amherst.edu

Paradise Elsewhere Farm features lamb raised naturally in a splendid rural setting on pastures of
clover and grass. No GM foods, hormones or antibiotics used on market lambs. We only observe
sustainable agricultural practices.

Red Fire Farm
7 Carver St., Granby, MA 01033
Tel: 413-467-SOIL
info@redfirefarm.com
http://www.redfirefarm.com/

Our farm produces a wide diversity of vegetables, flowers, fruit, and a high quality selection of
vegetable and bedding plant flowers for your home garden in the spring. We've been growing with
certified organic practices since we started in 2001.

Red Fire Farm offers fresh organic produce through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
program. CSA members support our sustainable, organic growing practices, and receive a weekly
share of the freshest, most nourishing produce. Join us at one of our nearby distributions in Western
Massachusetts and the Boston Area.

Visit our farmstands in Granby and Montague or the Tuesday Springfield Farmers' Market for our
fresh organic produce. We also work closely with area produce markets including Green Fields
Market, Whole Foods Hadley and Cornucopia to make our goods available on their shelves.


Red Gate Farm
4 Norman Road, Buckland, MA 01338
Tel: 413-625-9503
mail@redgatefarm.org
http://www.redgatefarms.org

cooperative of hog farms across the south. they raise all-natural duroc breed pork. guaranteed free
of animal by-products, hormones, and antibiotics. no information on how the animals were
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Riverside Emus
179 Scott Road, Newbury, VT 05051
Tel: 802-866-5650
Contact: Bud, Bunny & Larry Scott & Peggy Hewes
info@vtemu.com
http://www.vtemu.com/

The Scotts raise emus for meat and oil on their farm just west of the Connecticut River and the New
Hampshire border. The emu meat is completely non-medicated as the emu oil must be absolutely
pure. Moreover, emu like to run, so they are raised in an environment that allows them to have
shelter and run around outside however they please. Emu meat has been described as being a
tremendously healthy red meat as it is 95% fat-free, low in cholesterol, and very high in protein.
Various studies have revealed the beneficial health effects of emu oil, which has been shown to
sooth various skin and joint disorders and diseases, such as arthritis, psoriasis, and acne. Emu
meat should be available year-round, yet the best cuts are usually available for purchase in the fall,
when the emus are processed. Oil is available year-round. Customers interested in purchasing meat
should call ahead of time to arrange pick-up from the farm. The Scotts are also involved in a
co-operative of 4 other emu producers called Vermont Prime Emu Producers, Inc. that sells emu oil
online. Please note that only emu oil, not meat, can be purchased through the Vermont Prime Emu
Producers' website.

Roby’s Organic
P.O. Box 191, Kensington, CT 06037
Tel: 860-828-5548
Contact: James S. Roby
robysorganic@yahoo.com



Scott Farm
707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, VT 05301
Tel: 802- 254-6868
Fax: 802-257-7783
Contact: David Tansey
davidt@landmarktustusa.org
http://www.scottfarmvermont.com

Our 626 acre property is home to 23 historic structures and hillside orchards heavy with fruit. We
offer you the best in locations for an indoor or outdoor wedding, a small social event or seminar, as
well as historic house rentals.

Scott Farm produces 70 varieties of ecologically grown apples - heirloom apples such as Roxbury
Russet, Belle de Boskoop, and Cox's Orange Pippin and unusual apples like Winter Banana and
Hidden Rose - some of the finest in color, texture, and taste. Other fine fruits include quince,
gooseberries, medlars, Asian pears, plums, raspberries, elderberries, table grapes, pears,
blueberries, nectarines, and peaches.

Scott's Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Rd. , East Lyme, CT 06333
Tel: 860-739-5209



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Contact: Karen Scott
thomas_s_scott@sbcglobal.net
http://www.scottsyankeefarmer.net

Retail farm stand selling our own vegetables, apples, corn, peaches, pumpkins, cider. Pick your own
fruit in season.

Scott's Yankee Farmer LLC
436 Boston Post Road, Route 1, East Lyme, CT 06333
Tel: 860-739-5209
Contact: Tom and Karen Scott
scotts_yankee_farmer@yahoo.com
http://www.scottsyankeefarmer.com/

We are family owned and operated by Tom and Karen Scott with over 100 acres of fresh fruits and
vegetables under cultivation.


Stand open April-Dec 31 9-530. Bedding plants, beautiful hanging baskets, patio pots, herbs, proven
winner sand perennials in spring; fruit and vegetables in summer; famous donuts, wagon rides, corn
maze or watch cider making in fall. Pies, jams and local honey.


Pick Your Own Strawberries-June; Raspberries-July and Mid August; Peaches-Aug and Sept;
Apples-Sept and Oct; Pumpkins-Oct.


CSA shares are 100 per share giving 110 in farm credit to be used a little at a time or all at once.
Use at our farm stand or at pick your own. Purchase additional shares at any time.


We practice integrated pest management (IPM) which is a sustainable approach to manage insects,
diseases and weeds by using techniques that are safe and environmentally compatible.


The practice of IPM can greatly reduce and sometimes eliminate the need for pesticides on our food
as well as increase yields and improve the quality of life.

Secchiaroli Farm
61 Miner Lane, Waterford, CT 06385
Tel: 860-922-7608
Contact: Jonathan Secchiaroli
secchiarolifarm@aol.com
http://www.secchiarolifarm.com/

Environmentally conscious and humanely operated animal husbandry. (Pigs)

Sidehill Farm
137 Beldingville Rd., Ashfield, MA 01330
Tel: 413-625-0011



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Contact: Amy Klippenstein and Paul Lacinski
info@sidehillfarm.net
http://www.sidehillfarm.net

Sidehill Farm is a small dairy and vegetable farm nestled on the eastern slopes of the Berkshire
Hills. They sell yogurt and raw milk from our own grass-fed cows, and vegetables and fruit from our
fields and greenhouses. You can find them Saturday mornings at the farmers markets in Ashfield
and Amherst. Their yogurt is available at natural foods stores, farmstands, and CSA's around
western Massachusetts. You can also buy directly from the farm.

Signal Rock Farm
Purington Ln, Colrain, MA 01340
Tel: 413-624-9610
mccarthyme@copper.net
http://www.signalrockfarm.com

Signal Rock Farm pasture raises dairy and meat sheep for sheep milk and lamb. All the sheep are
raised out on pastures being moved daily on fresh grass from Mid May through
November/December weather permitting. They receive a small amount of grain - with no feed grade
hormones or feed grade antibiotics - to ensure a healthy diet and free choice minerals, salt and
water.

Smiley’s Gardens
47 Side Hill Drive, Durham, CT 06422
Tel: 203-349-8718
Contact: Smiley Hiller
smileygarden@hotmail.com



Smyth's Trinity Dairy Farm
4 Oliver Rd. , Enfield, CT 06082
Tel: 860-745-0751
Fax: same
Contact: Anne Smyth Dugas
annedugas@sbcglobal.net

We are a small family dairy farm. We bottle milk on our farm in glass bottles. We make whole, 1%,
skim, chocolate and coffee milk. We also make 1/2 and 1/2, butter and yogurt. We have a small
store on the farm open Mon-Fri 2:30pm 5:30pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. Call us at the farm at
(860)-745-0751 or just stop by. We are located off of I91 exit 46 take a right off the ramp and go
north one mile to Oliver RD. Hope to see you there.

Sojourner Sheep
North Farms Road, Northampton, MA 01062
Tel: 413-586-4822
Contact: Diane Roeder
diane@sojournersheep.com
http://www.sojournersheep.com




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Sojourner Sheep is the home to a small flock of sheep raised for wool and grass-fed meat. The
predominant breed is Border Leicester; I enjoy this breed for their long, curly fleece as well as their
sweet, docile personality. I am now taking reservations for 2006 lamb orders, which will be ready for
pick up in the late fall of 2006. Lambs will be priced at $5 per pound hanging weight. Please contact
me providing name, e-mail address and phone number. Each order consists of 25 to 30 pounds of
meat, depending on what you request for cuts, All meat is sold vacuum packed and frozen.

Star Light Gardens LLC
54 Fowler Avenue, Durham, CT 06422
Tel: 860-463-0166
Contact: Ty and David Zemelsky
starlightgardens@sbcglobal.net



Steady Lane Farm
144 Steady Lane Road, Ashfield, MA 01330
Tel: 413-628-4689
farmer@steadylanefarm.com
http://www.steadylanefarm.com

We grow grass-fed beef, hay, and squash. We also grow healthy soil and good wildlife habitats,
and we work hard to be neighborly!


Pasture-based farming offers many benefits to animals, humans and the land. Also, we are a small,
local farm, and when you buy from us you support farms, rural communities, and food security. We
try very hard to handle the animals gently and to allow them to be who they are. We respect the
land, and farm as organically and biodynamically as possible.


Steady Lane Farm's grass-fed beef is available locally at a few stores, or purchases can be
arranged directly through the farm.

Sugarbush Farm
591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel: 802-457-1757
Fax: 802-457-3269
contact@sugarbushfarm.com
http://www.sugarbushfarm.com/

Here in Vermont cheese is made the traditional way which provides the best flavor and old
fashioned quality.

All of the cheeses at Sugarbush Farm are hand cut and hand wrapped. The cheese is hand dipped
in three coats of special cheese coating wax to lock in the peak flavor and allows for safe shipping
and long keeping.

Sugarbush Farm milk is produced on-site by a herd of pasture-raised (that is, pastured as much as
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produce the cheese. The cheese is then sent to Sugarbush Farm where it is aged and sold on-site
or through online ordering.

Sugarbush Farm cheeses include:

Hickory and Maple Naturally Smoked•
Extra Aged Sharp Cheddar•
Aged and Selected Sharp Cheddar•
Super Extra Sharp Cheddar•
Sage Cheese•
Mellow Cheddar•
Green Mt. Jack•
Mild Vermont Light•
Smoked Cheese with Salami•
Smoked Cheese with Onion•
Green Mt. Bleu•
Aged Sharp Cheddar with Horseradish•
Jalapeño and Cayenne Pepper Cheddar•


Visit the Sugarbush Farm website for full descriptions of each cheese.

Aside from cheese, Sugarbush Farm offers maple syrup that's produced on-site from beginning to
end.


Farm visits are welcome! Also, be sure to check out Sugarbush Farm's own Wedding Chapel, which
can be reserved for the perfect small country wedding.

Sunrise Farm
270 Orizzonto Rd, White River Junction, VT 05001
Tel: 802-295-1456
Contact: Chuck Wooster
http://www.sunrisefarmvt.com/

Sunrise Farm is "beyond organic" in its method of growing vegetables. They offer membership to
their CSA every season.

Terra Fructi
PO Box 241, Walpole, NH 03608
Tel: 603-756-2575
Contact: Liz Richards
terrafructi@gmail.com
http://www.terrafructi.com

Artfully grown gourmet and medicinal mushrooms from New Hamphire's Connecticut River Valley.

Our mushrooms are grown in all-natural substrate and are never treated with pesticides, chemical
fertilizers or other harmful substances. We are passionate about sustainable agriculture and
supporting local farmers and food systems!



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Please check the website for availability.

The Farmstead at Minebrook
Goat Rising
8 Mountain Road, Charlemont, MA 01339
Tel: 413-339-8500
goatrising@verizon.net
http://www.goatrising.com

Goat Rising is located at The Farmstead at Minebrook, a historical and picturesque working farm in
the town of Charlemont, Massachusetts. A herd of purebred Nubian dairy goats is the farm's focal
point. Jersey cows and a flock of laying hens are kept to round out its production base. For sale in
the retail farm store at Goat Rising you'll find a line of Nubian goats' milk products, aged and fresh
cheeses, bottled goats' milk and butter of uncompromised quality. A homemade ice cream is also
being developed to add further excitement to its product lines.


Goat Rising has also made on-line shopping available at its website. You will find a variety of our
farm store products available, including family made maple syrup, homemade jams and jellies, dried
flower and seasonal wreaths.

The Hay House
155 Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860-388-9587
Contact: David Brown
http://hayhouseonline.blogspot.com/



Thistle Hill Farm
PO Box 255, North Pomfret, VT 05053
Tel: 802-457-9349
Contact: John & Janine Putnam
sales@thistlehillfarm.com
http://www.thistlehillfarm.com

Thistle Hill Farm Tarentaise is an aged alpine raw milk organic cheese handmade by John and
Janine Putnam on their family farm in North Pomfret, Vermont from the certified organic milk of their
grass-fed Jersey cows.
Thistle Hill Farm Tarentaise is made using a copper cheese vat in the tradition of the Beaufort and
Abondance cheeses of the Tarentaise Valley in the Savoie region of the French Alps. The copper
vat, essential to developing the proper flavor, is the only one in Vermont, one of only a few in the
United States, and was custom built for Thistle Hill Farm in Switzerland. Thistle Hill Farm Tarentaise
has no added preservatives, synthetic flavors or additives. No herbs are used to hide its flavor; no
waxes or plastics simplify its aging process.

Thompson Street Farm
49 Thompson Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
Tel: 860-657-4361



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Contact: Brenda Sullivan
thompsonstreetfarm@gmail.com
http://www.thompsonstreetfarm.com

Thompson Street Farm is a small family farm in South Glastonbury Connecticut. Our vegetables are
grown in 14 raised beds using no chemicals and/or pesticides and following growing guidelines for
organic growers. This year (2010), we added a new green house with an additional 240 square feet
of production space. For the first time we will be offering hot house tomatoes.

For the 2010 growing season we decided to change things a little and concentrate on growing fewer
items. We now grow mixed salad greens, lettuce, arugula, cilantro, micro-greens, tomatoes, herbs,
green beans and edible flowers.

We have a small flock of Rhode Island Red hens and sell eggs at our farm stand as well.
Our chickens are hormone and antibiotic free and are raised humanely. They eat an exceptional diet
of organic chicken feed, vegetables from our garden and kitchen and any other insects, bugs and
vegetation they can find as they wander around

In addition to our vegetables, we also sell gifts made from natural fibers and recycled products such
as paper. We currently are selling "Miss B Eco Friendly Laundry Detergent." You provide the
container and water. One mix makes 1 gallon of laundry soap. This mix is 7.95. Stay tuned - more
info will be coming in our E-flyer. All these gift items are made here on the farm and will be available
for sale on our website.

Our farm stand uses the honor system and is located at 49 Thompson Street and is open Thursday
- Sunday 2:30 - 7:00 PM. We are accepting phone and email orders for pickup; delivery is available
in the town of Glastonbury, CT only. Please feel free to call or email.

If you would like to know what is available every week please send us your email address and we
will be happy to send you an e-flyer every week.

Member Organizations: Northeast Organic Farmers Association and Connecticut Women's
Agriculture Network (CT- WAgN); CT Farm Bureau.



Three Sisters Farms
11 Evans Lane, Essex, CT 06426
Tel: 860-767-7957
Fax: 860-767-7957
Contact: Glenn & Stasia Penkoff-Lidbeck
info@threesistersfarms.com
http://threesistersfarms.com/

We offer quality pure beeswax candles, a selection of soaps with essential oils, award-winning,
certified naturally grown raw honey, and other quality items.

Our bees visit a variety of wildflowers native to the lower Connecticut River Valley such as
dandelion, purple loosestrife, asters, clover, and goldenrod, along with flowering trees including
maples, willows, sumac, tulip poplar, and locust, to create a wonderfully unique, light honey with an



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exquisite taste.

And best of all, our raw wildflower honey is made using organic management methods. That means
we use no chemical pesticides to treat our hives, and our apiaries are located away from
commercial farms and industrial sites to minimize pesticide residues. It takes more work to keep our
hives healthy, but we believe it's better for our bees, environment--and you! Why's our honey SO
GOOD? It's the combination of our area's floral sources. While we have no control over where our
bees forage we can say that here in southeastern Connecticut there are no large-scale agricultural
or industrial sites that could contaminate nectar and pollen collection. Our honey is harvested
throughout the growing season, giving it a varietal character all its own: Our first harvest occurs in
late June/early July and is very delicate in flavor--and very white to almost clear, thanks to the
abundance of such sources as black locust and clover. We get a second crop with the addition of
summer and nectars, including wild raspberry, golden rod, japanese knotweed, and aster and has a
darker and bolder flavor.

We are members of Connecticut Northeast Organic Farmers Association (CT-NOFA) and have
signed the FARMERS PLEDGE to follow organic principles. Our honey is CERTIFIED NATURALLY
GROWN. This program "maintains a more strict adherence to the original ideals and principles of
organic agriculture even as USDA Organic comes under constant pressure to water down standards
to accomodate large agribusiness corporations." To learn more about our organic methods click
here.

Sometimes referred to as the Bordeau of Honeys, Three Sisters Farms honey is excellent in your
favorite tea, drizzled on warm buttered toast or, better yet, eaten alone by the teaspoonful!

If you've tried our honey you know it's delicious. Never heat treated, always in demand. We try to
reserve stocks for our best customers--will you be one, too?


Tulmeadow Farm
255 Farms Village Rd, W. Simsbury, CT 06092
Tel: 860-658-1430
Contact: Don Tuller
tulmeadowfarm@aol.com
http://tulmeadowfarmstore.com

Tulmeadow Farm has been farmed by the Tuller family since 1768.The farm produces and sells
grass-fed beef, small vegetables including heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, baby greens, peppers,
squash, broccoli and much more. Our farmstore carries local fruits and other local products. We
make a premium ice cream line right here on the farm (voted #1 in Ct by Hartford Magazine 2010).
We offer local bedding plant and Christmas trees, and have a 25 member CSA. We also grow and
sell straw, feed hay and mulch hay. Visit our website at Tulmeadowfarmstore.com for more details.

Upper Forty Farm
86 Nooks Hill Road, Cromwell, CT 06416
Tel: 860-632-9029
Contact: Kathryn Caruso
upperfortyfarm@sbcglobal.net




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Urban Oaks Organic Farm
225 Oak Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: 860-223-6200
Contact: Mike Kandefer
urbanoaks@earthlink.net
http://www.blog.urbanoaks.org/

Urban Oaks is a year-round organic, urban farm on 3+ acres with 6 overflowing greenhouses. We
offer wholesale and retail produce as well as seedlings in the spring.


Urban Oaks specializes in greens, herbs and heirloom tomatoes and more, and operates a farm
store on Friday's and Saturday's that is open to the public and has a complete line of produce,
naturally raised. Local meats and baked goods all from local vendors.


Urban Oaks also offers community gardens, educational programs, winter and summer CSA's and
more. WIC and SNAP accepted.

Valley Farms
633 Wentworth Road, Walpole, NH 03608
Tel: (877) 327-28
Fax: 603-756-2865
info@innatvalleyfarms.com
http://www.innatvalleyfarms.com/

Valley Farms is a certified organic farm specializing in a wide range of products, from herbs and
edible flowers to eggs and Kashmir goats. The farm's gardens provide a healthy supply of organic
vegetables, herbs, flowers, and garlic.


Aside from produce, Valley Farms also raises pastured Berkshire hogs, layers, and Kashmir goats.
The animals are not certified organic, although they are entirely free of antibiotics and added
hormones. The hogs run around on pasture where they're free to root, flop around in mud puddles,
and act like pigs.


Pork is sold directly to the general public as a whole or in ½ cuts. The hog is sent to a local
processor who cuts the meat according to customer specifications. Eggs are also available. Kashmir
goats are raised for fiber and they are also available for those looking to raise these rare animals for
the same purpose.


Valley Farms also runs on-site cottages and a bed and breakfast. Nestled amongst some of the
greenest rolling hills of the Connecticut River Valley, bordered by a 500-acre orchard, and just
minutes to Keene, Brattleboro or Interstate 91, the Inn at Valley Farms is a special lodging place in
an ideal location to plan your next family vacation or romantic getaway.


The breakfasts made available to overnight guests are infused with Valley Farms' farm-raised



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products along with other all-natural and organic ingredients. Guests are free to roam about the
gardens, collect some veggies and herbs to take home, or pluck a cherry tomato and eat it right
there on the spot. Guests at the cottage actually have their own kitchen. They are encouraged to
pick their own ingredients from the farm and collect eggs for their meals.

Wells Tavern Farm
26 Old Greenfield Rd, Shelburne, MA 01370
Tel: 413-625-2140
Contact: Carrie Healy
carrie_healy@comcast.net
http://www.wellstavernfarm.com

A small family-run farm raising grassfed Belted Galloways, pastured and free-range, organically-fed
poultry and producers of brown eggs. Also heritage breed lilac turkeys and Nubian and Boer goats.
Goat milk available seasonally.

Wheel-View Farm
212 Reynolds Road, Shelburne, MA 01370
Tel: 413-625-2900
Contact: John & Carolyn Wheeler
info@wheelviewfarm.com
http://www.wheelviewfarm.com

Wheel-View Farm in Shelburne is a family owned scenic hilltop farm in western Massachusetts
raising USDA certified natural grass-fed beef and breeding stock from our primarily Scottish
Highland and Belted Galloway herd.

The cattle graze contentedly on our summer pastures and are fed grass-legume hay from our fields
during the winter. These heritage breed cattle do an excellent job of maintaining open space on land
that is not suitable for grain or vegetable crops. We have chosen this type of farming because it is
more environmentally friendly, more humane for the animals, and also healthier for the consumer.


Unlike commercial feedlot cattle that are raised in confinement and fed a diet of grain, synthetic
vitamins, growth hormones, and antibiotics, our grass-fed animals live very different lives. They live
on pasture from birth to market. Because they live a more natural, less stressful life the animals are
very healthy and calm. We determine the growth rate of our animals not by artificial hormones and
grain but instead by genetics and quality of the forage, resulting in a nutritious healthier product.


Our beef can be shipped anywhere within New England or the surrounding states! Contact us for
details.



White Gate Farm
83 Upper Pattagansett Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333
Tel: 860-739-9585
Contact: Pauline Lord
info@whitegatefarm.net



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http://www.whitegatefarm.net

White Gate Farm specializes in fresh organic produce, poultry, eggs, and flowers. Situated in
Southeastern Connecticut on 100 acres of lovely New England landscape, it is a great destination
for shopping at our farm stand, visiting the animals and seeing a small family farm that above all
values the health of its customers and the environment.

Whitney Acres Farm
535 Main St, PO Box 87, Ashfield, MA 01330
Tel: 413-628-3279
Contact: Faye Whitney
fwhitney@whitneyacres.com
http://www.whitneyacres.com

Eggs from free-range hens. Shetland fleece, yarn, and knitwear.

Wild Carrot Farm
541 Albany Turnpike , Canton, CT 06019
Tel: 860-977-6948
Contact: Mark Palladino
farmermark@wildcarrotfarm.com
http://www.wildcarrotfarm.com/

The Wild Carrot (previously Bristols Farm) is an incredible organic farm with a little store carrying
seasonal veggies and herbs as well as other locally produced products such as honey, syrup, jellies,
fruits, etc.

We employ and teach students about organic gardening, have family oriented activities, and do
several fun learning activities for classes of younger kids in the area.

We also have a CSA. A share entitles our customers to 18 weeks of certified organic vegetables,
berries and herbs along with recipes for preparing their bounty. Each week the produce will be
bagged and ready for pick-up on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the main barn. The bags will
contain from 4 to 10 items depending on the season and the weather.

Wilder Brook Farm
399 West Oxbow Road, Charlemont, MA 01339
Tel: 413-625-6967
Contact: John Hoffman
songline50@aol.com

Wilder Brook Farm is in its 13th year as a Community Supported Agricultural Farm (CSA). It is
located in beautiful Charlemont, Massachusetts just 7 minutes from Shelburne Falls. Every week
members will receive fresh vegetables, pick-your-own herbs and a large bouquet of flowers.


The share also includes strawberries in June and early July and by working with our neighbors in
Heath and Ashfield we sell, at a reduced rate, blueberries and local yogurt. We also sell our own
maple syrup and farm fresh eggs all year. We encourage our members to bring their own crafts or
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Windy Hill Farm
1850 New Boston Road, Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-1568
Contact: Jean Essex
essexlinhn@aol.com

Windy Hill Farm is committed to producing quality natural products for our friends, neighbors and the
local community, using sustainable farming methods. All animals are raised the old-fashioned way,
without the use of hormones or antibiotics. Seasonally available are free-range eggs, beef, chicken,
turkey, pork and lamb. Call to check on availability and prices.




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Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
service of local and sustainable goods. The Co-op is a hybrid co-op supporting all aspects of
sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Alyson's Orchards
57 Alysons Lane, Walpole, NH 03608
Tel: 800-856-0549
Fax: 603-756-9555
Contact: Susan and Robert Jasse
info@alysonsorchard.com
http://www.alysonsorchard.com

Share the bounty of Alyson's harvest by visiting our farm stand or, satisfy your adventurous side by
Picking-Your-Own. Each week provides its own taste treat that always delights - heirloom apples,
blueberries, peaches, sour cherries, nectarines, pears, plums, grapes, pumpkins, and gourds. In
addition to our seasonal offerings, Alyson's farm stand has delightful food for a picnic, fresh-baked
apple pies, unpasteurized apple cider, a large selection of fruit wines made from Alyson's apples
and peaches, and unique gifts that capture the essence of New England. Don't miss taking a wagon
ride throughout the orchard, a farm tour, having a picnic or watching the kids enjoy our fantastic play
area.

Our farm stand is open 9AM - 6:00PM, 7 days a week, from August to October. You can pick a
variety of berries and fruits in season from June until early November.

Alyson's also offers a beautiful site for weddings, specialty events, or corporate retreats and has
lodging available.

Area Farmers Market
Western Ave., W, Brattleboro, VT 05301



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Tel: 802-254-8885
Contact: Lind Dierks
elopata@sover.net

Time of Year:May - October; Days of Week: Saturday, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM.

Ashfield Farmers Market
Ashfield Town Common, Ashfield, MA 01330
Tel: 413-625-0011
Contact: Amy Klippenstein/ Dre Rawlings
amy@greenspacecollaborative.com

Time of Year: May - October, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Ashfield Farmers Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
457 Main St., Ashfield, MA 01330 amy@sidehillfarm.net
http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=38

Manda Farm in Plainfield, MA sells Animal Welfare Approved beef at this farmers market.
www.mandafarm.com

Atlas Farm
8 Pine St., South Deerfield, MA 01373
Tel: 413-665-6827
Fax: 413-773-3412
Contact: Sara
sara@atlasfarm.com
http://www.atlasfarm.com

Atlas Farm is dedicated to producing fresh, high quality, organic produce.

They grow a wide diversity of certified organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers, with many gourmet,
heirloom and specialty varieties.

All of their products are certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers under the USDA National
Organic Program.

Their produce is available at local farmers markets and Whole Foods stores. Wholesale accounts
and a market share program is also available.

Bellows Falls Farmers Market
Waypoint Center, Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Tel: 802-387-5109
Contact: Hally Anderson
hope18@sover.net

Time of Year:May - October; Days of Week: Friday, 3:00 p.m- 7:00 p.m.

Bloomfield Farmers Market



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800 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield Town Hall, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Time of Year: May - November, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Accepts: WIC

Brattleboro Area Farmers Market
Main St., Whetstone Pathway/Co-op Plaza, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-254-8885
Contact: Lind Dierks
elopata@sover.net

Time of Year:June - October; Days of Week: Wednesday, 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM.

Caledonia Farmers Market
On the Green, Danville, VT 05828
Tel: 802-592-3088
Contact: Elizabeth Everets

Time of Year:June - October; Days of Week: Wednesday, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM.


Accepts: WIC

Caledonia Farmers Market
Saint Johnsbury
260 Pearl Street, n the municipal parking lot behind Anthony's Diner, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Tel: 802-592-3088
Contact: Elizabeth Everts
elizeverts@yhaoo.com
http://sites.google.com/site/caledoniafarmersmarket/

From Memorial Day through the end of October, the Caledonia Farmer's Market is in full swing in St.
Johnsbury. Farmers, artisans, bakers and crafters present their products in a fun atmosphere that
often features live musicians and chef demonstrations. Who knows - you may see a sheep being
sheared!

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center
225 Pavillion Road, East Thetford, VT 05043
Tel: 802-785-4737
Contact: Kate Duesterberg
growing@cedarcirclefarm.org
http://cedarcirclefarm.org

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center is a 50-acre certified organic farm on conserved land along
the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. The farmstand and the Hello Cafe are open late
April through October.

Cedar Circle is a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm. We supply families and individuals in
the Upper Valley with weekly shares of organic vegetables, berries, and fresh flowers, June through
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Our education center offers Dinners in the Field and various classes. We run new farmer
workshops, a farmer outreach program, and farm tours for schools. The staff also works with local
schools to raise awareness about the importance of local and organic food, and to increase the use
of fresh local foods in school cafeterias.

Our annual Strawberry Festival in late June and Pumpkin Festival in October draw hundreds of
visitors from around New England for family fun, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more.

Most of the produce and flowers are sold in the farmstand, with smaller amounts of product available
through farmers' markets in Norwich, Vermont, and Lebanon and Hanover, New Hampshire.
Vegetables are also sold to several area restaurants. CCF operates a thriving Community
Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program serving 175 members.


Chandler Pond Farm
 528 Burroughs Rd. , S. Wheelock, VT 05851
Tel: 802-626-9460
Contact: Tamara Martin
info@chandlerpondfarm.com
http://chandlerpondfarm.com

600 scenic acres of fields and forests with 50acres of pond and wetlands, located in Vermont's
beautiful Northeast Kingdom. Chandler Pond Farm is a family farm operated by Rob and Tamara
Martin using organic practices. The Martins are committed to small scale sustainable production of a
wide diversity of vegetable, dairy and meat products.

Chester Farmers Market
Rte. 103 next to Post Office in Chester, Chester, VT 05143
Tel: 802-875-2703
Contact: Emmet Dunbar
cfmvt@yahoo.com
http://chesterfarmersmarket.ning.com/

Time of Year:June - October; Days of Week: Sunday, 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM.

Chester Sunday Market
Chester Center - Main Street , Chester, CT 06412
Tel: 860-526-5441
Contact: Nancy Freeborn
chestersundaymarket@comcast.net
http://chestersundaymarket.com

Launched this 2009 season, the Chester Sunday Market has taken off with gusto. The market
celebrates CT farmers and agriculture, CT products and businesses and engages the community
through civic-minded events and festivals. The market is run 100% by volunteers and this has
ignited an amazing partition from the town.

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Chicopee Farmers' Market
Park, Park St, 152 Center St., Office at Lucy Wisnowski, Chicopee, MA 01013
Tel: 413-552-1554
Contact: Leida Cartagena
leidac@valleyopp.com
http://www.valleyopp.com

Time of Year: June - October, Day of Week/Hours: Wednesday, 1 - 5 pm.

Claremont Farmers Market
Broad Street Park, Claremont, NH 03743
Tel: 603-542-4321
Fax: 603-542-3050
Contact: Susan Lawrence
claremontmarket@aol.com
http://www.claremontmarket.org

The Claremont Farmers' Market is organized to provide a marketing venue for local farmers,
growers, bakers, prepared food providers, and craftspeople, while offering the general public access
to high quality, fresh products. The Market is registered as a non-profit corporation with the NH
Secretary of State. All items sold in the market must be produced within the States of New
Hampshire and Vermont.

Time of Year: June - September, Days of Week/Hours: Thursday, 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
* Locally grown fresh fruits & vegetables
* Top quality plants, flowers, and seeds
* Honey
* Maple Syrup
* Jams and Jellies
* Breads & Baked Goods
* Farm Fresh Eggs
* Fresh and dried herbs
* Locally grown fresh and dried flowers
* Fudge
* Soap and other specialty products
* Arts & crafts by local artisans.
* Live entertainment
* Good friends & fun for the whole family!


Collinsvile Farmers Market I
Main Street
Town Hall Parking Lot, Main Street, Canton, CT 06019
Tel: 860-205-3519
Contact: Mary Engvall
mengvall@comcast.net

A weekly "Garden Party" located in historic and scenic downtown Collinsville featuring local farms
producing veggies, dairy products, fruits, flowers and more along with live music, cooking demos
and the cool vibe that is Collinsville.



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Collinsville Farmers Market
Main Street and Market Street, Collinsville, CT 06019
Tel: 860-693-0709
Contact: Mary Engvall
m.e.marketing@comcast.net

Time of Year: June-October, Day of Week/Hours: Sunday, 10:00 A.M - 1:00 P.M. Accepts: WIC

Conway Farmers Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
1 Elm Street, Conway, MA 01341
http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=366

Cozie Nook Homestead Farm and Florist sells Animal Welfare Approved lamb and goat cheese at
this farmers market.

Cornish Farmers Market
Rte. 120 Meetinghouse Green, Cornish Flat, Cornish, NH 03746
Tel: 603-542-2636
Contact: Debra Cordew

Time of Year: May - October, Days of Week/Hours: Saturday, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon

East Charlemont Farmers Market
2143 Rte. 2, Rte. 2 West, near Shelburne Falls line, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Tel: 413-625-8174
Contact: Ivy Palmer
pitchforkfarm@yahoo.com

Time of Year: June - October, Day of Week/Hours: Friday, 1 - 6 pm.

East Hartford Farmers Market
840 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108
Tel: 860-643-2207
Contact: Howard Jacobs

Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Friday, 9 am - 1 pm.


Accepts: WIC

Easthampton Farmers' Market
491 East St., Union Plaza, Easthampton, MA 01027
Tel: 413-527-5989
Contact: Jane Pepin
jane.pepin@verizon.net

Time of Year: May - October, Day of Week/Hours: Tuesday, 2:30 - 6:30 pm.

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1 Northampton St., Memorial Hall, Easthampton, MA 01027
Tel: 413-529-2900
Contact: Alexei Levine
info@themessageschool.org

Time of Year: June - September, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm.

Enfield Farmers Market
820 Enfield Street, Enfield Town Green, Enfield, CT 06082
Tel: 860-253-6355
Contact: Virginia Higley
vhigley@enfield.org

Time of Year: June-October, Day of Week/Hours: Wednesday, 3 - 6 pm.


Accepts: WIC

Enfield Farmers Market
447 Route 4A, Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH 03748
Tel: 603-632-7197
Contact: Nancy Smith
enfieldshakermuseum@yahoo.com
http://www.enfieldmainstreet.org/

When: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 1 - Oct. 7. Rain or Shine.

Products: Locally grown produce, organic meat, flowers, prepared foods, crafts and more.




Essex Farmers Market
Main Street, Essex, CT 06426
Tel: 860-653-4758
Contact: Judi Sedor
judisedor@hotmail.com

Time of Year: June - October, Day of Week/Hours: Friday, 3 - 6pm.


Accepts: WIC

Fertile Fields Farm
916 River Road, Westmoreland, NH 03467
Tel: 603-399-7772
Contact: Lori Schreier
schreierlori@aol.com
http://www.fertilefieldsfarm.com/



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Fertile Fields Farm is a diversified certified organic farm located in Westmoreland, New Hampshire,
in the Connecticut River Valley. We farm 2 acres of level, well-drained riverbed soil. We purchased
the land in October 2004, and became Certified Organic in our first year. We sell over 50 varieties of
vegetables, fruit and flowers at the Brattleboro Farmer's Market, through our CSA and local retail
sales.

We offer full shares, half shares and single person shares and have both full (20 weeks) and half
season shares (10 weeks). Pick ups at the farm on Wed, Keene on Wed, or Brattleboro on
Saturday. Honey, potted herbs, and cut flowers are also included when available.

Other benefits include a newsletter with recipes, farm visits, working member shares and internship
oppotunities.

Florence Farmers' Market
Main St. and Park St., Florence, MA 01062
Tel: 413-527-3603
Contact: Cynthia J. Tobin

Time of Year: May - October, Day of Week/Hours: Wednesday, 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Granby Farmers Market
20 New Ludlow Rd., Granby Town Common, Granby, MA 01033
Tel: 413-467-2905
Contact: Ken Ittner
leaderofthepack@comcast.net

Time of Year: May - September, Day of Week/Hours: Thursday, 3 - 7 pm.

Greenfield Farmers Market
Court Square, Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-863-8544
Contact: Peter Kretzenger
devonwd@gmail.com
http://www.greenfieldfarmersmarket.com

Time of Year: April - October, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 8 am - 12:30 pm.

Hartford Asylum Hill Farmers Market
814 Asylum Avenue , Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford, CT 06106
Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Wednesday, 11 am - 2 pm.


Accepts: WIC EBT

Hartford Downtown Farmers Market
800 Main Street, Old State House, Hartford, CT 06101
http://www.ctoldstatehouse.org/farmersmkt.asp

Time of Year: June - November, Day of Week/Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm.




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Accepts: WIC EBT

Hartford Park Street Farmers Market
Corner of Park & Washington Streets, Walgreen's parking lot, Hartford, CT 06101
Tel: 860-653-6856
butch199@cox.net

Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Monday, 9:30 am - 1 pm.


Accepts: WIC EBT

Hartford Regional Market
101 Reserve Road, Hartford, CT 06114
Tel: 860-527-5047
ctregmkt@sbcglobal.net

Time of Year: January - December, Day of Week/Hours: 5:00 A.M.- 9:00 A.M.

Hartford/Capital Avenue Farmers Market
136 Capital Avenue, First Presbyterian Church of Hartford, Hartford, CT 06106
Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Monday, 11 am - 2 pm.


Accepts: WIC

Hartford/Laurel St. Farmers Market
75 Laurel Street, Knox Park Greenhouses, Hartford, CT 06114
Time of Year: June - September, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 10:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. Accepts:
WIC EBT

Healthy Harvest Organic Farms
178 Conway St, Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-475-3392
Contact: David Paysnick
davepays@gmail.com

Healthy Harvest Farms grow organic heirloom vegetables in Greenfield, MA.

We grow the best tasting, most nutritious varieties selected for optimal flavor, rather then for yield or
ability to ship great distances.

Our CSA members receive a weekly share with an exciting variety of colorful organic heirloom
vegetables some common and some quite rare, Fruit and eggs from other local farms will also be
included on occasion.

We rely primarily on hand labor over fueled equipment, and utilize local inputs for building soil
fertility (compost, leaves, etc). We also breed and save our own seed which may be for sale as well
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CSA members are encouraged to be "working members", where they can receive a discounted
share for assisting with farm work.

For more information, or to sign up for a 2009 share, please contact us.


Holyoke Farmers' Market
High St., Between Suffolk St. & City Hall, Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-322-5510
Contact: Kathy Anderson
andersok@ci.holyoke.ma.us

Time of Year: May - October, Day of Week/Hours: Thursday, 12 - 5 pm.

Killdeer Farm
55 Butternut Road, Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-2916
Contact: Jake & Liz Guest
jake@killdeerfarm.com
http://www.killdeerfarm.com/

We have operated our small farm here in Norwich, Vermont for thirty years. We grow organic
vegetables, tomatoes and strawberries as well as sweet corn and bedding plants, on approximately
70 acres of land along the Connecticut River.

Our farm stand (from which we sell our produce and much more) is located on Route 5 South in
Norwich (just past the King Arthur Flour Baker's Store). We feature our own organic vegetables and
strawberries at our stand, along with many other local farm products such as organic milk, eggs,
artisanal cheeses, meats, fruits, artisanal baked goods, syrups and jams, all produced by other area
farms and friends.

Lebanon Farmers Market
51 North Park St., Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: (603) 448-5121
Fax: (603) 448-1496
Contact: Amy Miller--Market Coordinator
info@lebanonfarmersmarket.org
http://lebanonfarmersmarket.org/index.html

Summer 2009:
Thursday, May 28 to September 24, 4:00 to 7:00pm



Meriden Farmers Market
Corner of West Main & Grove Streets, Butler Street parking lot, Meriden, CT 06450
Tel: 860-342-1844
rgottafarm@aol.com




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Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 8:00 A.M.- 12:00 noon Accepts: WIC

Middletown Farmers Market
South Green on Old Church Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Tel: 860-342-1844
rgottafarm@aol.com

Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 A.M.- 12:00 noon
Accepts: WIC

Mount Tom Farmers Market
Rte. 12, 1 mile north of Woodstock Village, Woodstock, VT 05071
Tel: 802-763-2070
Contact: Neal Lamson
foxxfarm@aol.com

Time of Year:May - October; Days of Week: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.


Accepts: WIC

Mountain Foot Farm
154 Blakely Road, Wheelock, VT 05851
Tel: 802-626-9471
Contact: Curtis and Joan Sjolander
seedy@mtnfootfarm.net
http://www.mtnfootfarm.net/

MAJOR PRODUCTS:
Mixed vegetables, herbs, plants, trout, maple syrup

BUYING INFORMATION:
Mid-May to Mid-October at farm stand

DIRECTIONS TO OUR FARM STAND:
From I-91 take Exit 23 (Lyndonville) off I-91, turn south on Route 5, take first right onto South
Wheelock Rd., travel 1 mile, the farm stand is on the left - it's blue with sunflowers painted on the
front.

New Britain Farmers Market
109 North Street, St. Ann's Church, New Britain, CT 06051
Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Thursday, 10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M. Accepts: WIC

New Haven Farmers Market
Downtown
City Hall, Church Street side on New Haven Green, New Haven, CT 06475
Tel: 203-773-3736
Contact: Jennifer McTiernan

Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Wednesday, 12:00 noon- 5:00 P.M. Accepts: WIC



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EBT

Northampton Farmers' Market
45 Gothic St. , Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-527-3603
Contact: Cynthia J. Tobin
intervale5@comcast.net

Saturday: 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM
May 1 to November 13, 2010

Norwich Farmers Market
Downtown
Howard T. Brown Memorial Park, Norwich, CT 06067
Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Wednesday, 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. Accepts: WIC


Norwich Farmers Market
Rte. 5, 1 mile south of Exit 13, I91, Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-2724
Contact: Franny Eanet
manager@norwichfarmersmarket.org
http://www.norwichfarmersmarket.org

The Norwich Farmers Market offers the very finest in homegrown and homemade products the
Upper Valley has to offer. Every Saturday from May through October, 50 vendors unload a rich
cornucopia of fresh farm produce, delicious baked goods, and exquisite handcrafted items at our
outdoor setting one mile south of Norwich village.

Our farm vendors offer their own fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meat, eggs, honey and
maple syrup, fiber products, and an abundance of garden starts and plants. You will find all manner
of baked goods, both sweet and savory, from our prepared food vendors, along with selections for
breakfast and lunch at the market plus take-home dinners and items to stock your pantry, like jams,
pickles and sauces. Our craftspeople present a constantly changing scene: some come every week;
most come intermittently throughout the season, offering a rich assortment of pottery and jewelry,
wooden bowls, dried flowers, greeting cards, herbal scents and lotions, handmade soap, hand knit
and woven accessories.

All of our vendors sell only items grown, raised, created, or prepared by themselves, and many will
take special orders.

Time of Year: May - October; Days of Week: Saturday, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM. Accepts: WIC SFMP

On the Edge Farm
1250 Route 12, Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel: 802-457-4510
Contact: Dana Pape
http://ontheedgefarm.com/index.html

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natural meats, vegetables, fruits and more for our customers.

We take great pride in our farm-raised, grass and natural grain-fed lamb, beef, and pork. Respect for
our livestock really is a respect for our customers and ourselves. These are beautiful animals... and
delicious!

Summer Hours: Every day, 10am-5pm


Shelton Farmers Market
Cornell at Canal St, Shelton, CT 06078
Tel: 203-929-3080

Time of Year: July - October, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 9:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M. Accepts: WIC

Springfield
Farmers' Market at the X
361 Summer Ave., Trinity Church Parking Lot, Springfield, MA 01108
Tel: 413-737-1724
Contact: Belle Rita Novak
bellerita@verizon.net

Time of Year: May - October, Day of Week/Hours: Tuesday, 12:30 PM- 6:00 PM

Springfield
Tower Square Market
Tower Square at Main and Bridge Streets, Springfield, MA 01115
Tel: 413-733-2171
Contact: Annette Scheidecker
ascheidecker@towersquare.net

Time of Year: June - September, Day of Week/Hours: Friday, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Springfield Cooperative Farmers Market
Avocado St., Agawam, MA 01001
Tel: 413-786-1012
Contact: Al Fini
finiplants@aol.com

Time of Year: May - October, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 7 am - 11 pm.

Storrs Farmers Market
1235 Storrs Rd, E.O. Smith High School; Front Parking Lot, Storrs, CT 06492
http://www.mansfieldct.org/town/current/events/farmers_market/

Time of Year: May - November, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 3:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. Rain or Shine
Accepts: WIC SFMP

The Farmers' Market at Billings Forge
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Tel: 860-548-9877
Fax: 860-548-3067
Contact: Rita Decker-Parry
rdeckerparry@hartfordfarmersmarket.org
http://www.hartfordfarmersmarket.org

The Market is open April-October on Thursday from 11AM-2:30PM. In addition to produce, fruits,
and flowers, they also feature breads, dairy, jams, pickles, soaps, and locally roasted coffees.

Thomaston Farmers Market
Main Street, Town Green , Thomaston, CT 06105 Contact: Seth Thomas

Time of Year: June - October, Day of Week/Hours: Thursday, 2:30 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. Accepts: WIC

Tolland Farmers Market
Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06105
Time of Year: May - November, Day of Week/Hours: Saturday, 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 noon Accepts: WIC


Turners Falls Farmers' Market
179 Ave. A, Ave. A & 6th St., Next to Peskeomskut Park, Turners Falls, MA 01376
Tel: 413-863-9026
Contact: Suzette Show Cobb
scobb.homeopath@verizon.net

Time of Year: May - October, Day of Week/Hours: Wednesday, 3 - 6 pm.

Urban Oaks Organic Farm
225 Oak Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: 860-223-6200
Contact: Mike Kandefer
urbanoaks@earthlink.net
http://www.blog.urbanoaks.org/

Urban Oaks is a year-round organic, urban farm on 3+ acres with 6 overflowing greenhouses. We
offer wholesale and retail produce as well as seedlings in the spring.


Urban Oaks specializes in greens, herbs and heirloom tomatoes and more, and operates a farm
store on Friday's and Saturday's that is open to the public and has a complete line of produce,
naturally raised. Local meats and baked goods all from local vendors.


Urban Oaks also offers community gardens, educational programs, winter and summer CSA's and
more. WIC and SNAP accepted.

West End Farmers Market
571 Farmington Avenue, United Methodist Church parking lot, Farmington, CT 06032
wefm.hartford@gmail.com
http://www.westend.org/farmersmarket/



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Time of Year: June - September, Day of Week/Hours: Tuesday & Friday, 4:00 P.M.- 7:00 P.M.
Accepts: WIC EBT

West Hartford Farmers Market
102 LaSalle Rd , Arapahoe Rd at and LaSalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107
Tel: 860-872-1941
whfarmersmkt@sbcglobal.net
http://www.west-hartford.com/communitylife/FarmersMarket/FarmersMarket.htm

Time of Year: May - November, Day of Week/Hours: Tuesday & Saturday, 9AM - 1PM, Thursday
11AM - 3PM Accepts: WIC

White Gate Farm
83 Upper Pattagansett Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333
Tel: 860-739-9585
Contact: Pauline Lord
info@whitegatefarm.net
http://www.whitegatefarm.net

White Gate Farm specializes in fresh organic produce, poultry, eggs, and flowers. Situated in
Southeastern Connecticut on 100 acres of lovely New England landscape, it is a great destination
for shopping at our farm stand, visiting the animals and seeing a small family farm that above all
values the health of its customers and the environment.

Wild Carrot Farm
541 Albany Turnpike , Canton, CT 06019
Tel: 860-977-6948
Contact: Mark Palladino
farmermark@wildcarrotfarm.com
http://www.wildcarrotfarm.com/

The Wild Carrot (previously Bristols Farm) is an incredible organic farm with a little store carrying
seasonal veggies and herbs as well as other locally produced products such as honey, syrup, jellies,
fruits, etc.

We employ and teach students about organic gardening, have family oriented activities, and do
several fun learning activities for classes of younger kids in the area.

We also have a CSA. A share entitles our customers to 18 weeks of certified organic vegetables,
berries and herbs along with recipes for preparing their bounty. Each week the produce will be
bagged and ready for pick-up on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the main barn. The bags will
contain from 4 to 10 items depending on the season and the weather.

Wilson/Windsor Farmers Market
184 Windsor Avenue, Connecticut Service for Blind, Wilson, CT 06095
Time of Year: June - October, Day of Week/Hours: Tuesday, 3:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. Accepts: WIC

Woodstock Farmers' Market
468 Woodstock Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel: 802-457-3658



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Fax: 802-457-1981
Contact: Patrick Crowl
mail@woodstockfarmers.com
http://www.woodstockfarmersmarket.com

The market focuses on local and artisanal food and products with everything from local and organic
fruits to beef and cheeses. They also provide prepared foods and sandwiches, and there is a
seasonal flower market.




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Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
service of local and sustainable goods. The Co-op is a hybrid co-op supporting all aspects of
sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Appalachian Naturals
Goshen, MA 01032
Tel: 413-268-7367
Fax: 978-856-2688
appnaturals@gmail.com
http://www.appalachiannaturals.com/

Established in 2004 and named after the ancient mountain range, Appalachian Naturals has grown
to be the northeast's source for locally grown specialty foods. It's founders, Kristin Barry and Shelly
Risinger, are committed to bridging the gap between local agriculture and the grocery aisle. Their
hope is to help sustain northeastern agriculture. Recognized for contemporary, fresh flavors using all
natural and organic ingredients, Appalachian Natural's farm-to-table products are simple: just open
& serve. Our products, which include dressings, dips, organic salsas, barbecue sauces, and fruit
spreads, are available throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic.

Betz Baking
West Chesterfield, NH 03466 Contact: Beth-Ann Betz
bethann.betzbaking@yahoo.com
http://betzbaking.foodzie.com/

After several years as manager of the New England Bach Festival, our conductor retired and I was
left wondering what to do next. I started baking while I thought about it. Soon I was selling my plum
tortes to the folks at the local farm stand where I bought my plums - what a timely opportunity this
was for me!




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Boggy Meadow Farm
Fanny Mason Farmstead
13 Boggy Meadow Lane, Walpole, NH 03608
Tel: 603-756-3300
Fax: 603-756-9645
info@boggymeadowfarm.com
http://www.boggymeadowfarm.com

Boggy Meadow is on the banks of the Connecticut River in New Hampshire. It has been a farm for
centuries, and a dairy farm for as long as anyone can remember, but in the last few years we have
started to make our own farmstead cheeses here too.


Our cheeses are based on old Alpine recipes, and we use raw milk from our own herd of cows. The
cheeses are made by hand twice a week in a barn across from the dairy parlor. The cheeses are all
natural; we only use vegetarian rennet and the milk could not be fresher. Our Cheese Plant is
located in the original 18th century barn and farmhouse. Fresh milk is pumped directly from our
milking parlor to the cheese plant.


All Boggy Meadow cheeses can be purchased online, through the farm's website.

Cavendish Game Birds
190 Paddock Road, Springfield, VT 05156
Tel: 802-885-5339
Fax: 802-885-5393
Contact: Bill and Rick Johnson
info@vermontquail.com
http://vermontquail.com/

Founded in 1988,Cavendish Game Birds, Inc. produces all natural quail and pheasant in the Green
Mountains of Vermont. The farm is owned and operated by two brothers, Bill and Rick Johnson,
and their families.

The Johnsons began their business with pheasant and continue to supply large, well-developed
birds of the traditional ringneck variety. All of the pheasants are reared in open, stress free outdoor
pens.

The quail have been selectively bred to be robust and tender. While most quail available dresses to
4-5 ounces, Cavendish quail will average 7 ounces. The weight is achieved in less than 7 weeks
which results in tender eating quality. Please note that while the pheasants are considered
free-range, the quail is not.

Cavendish Game Birds also raises guinea hens and squab. All products from Cavendish Game
Birds are packed in Cryovac bags for optimum shelf life. Fresh product should be consumed within 5
days after receipt. Frozen product will remain in good eating condition for up to 6 months. State of
the art packaging keeps it cold in transit. Attractive retail packaging is available.

Echo Farm Puddings
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Tel: 603-336-7706
Fax: 603-336-5964
http://echofarmpuddings.com

Echo Farm Puddings are all natural, farm fresh produced in Hinsdale NH. We can guarantee this
because they are cooked to creamy perfection in our farm kitchen. We use milk from our own herd
of registered Jersey and Milking Shorthorn cattle, which means we can guarantee no growth
hormones are used. Our top quality and premium all natural ingredients is what makes our puddings
taste the best. (Our puddings are all Kosher approved and Gluten free!)
Our cows have names, not numbers; in fact, they are treated like members of the family. We pride
ourselves on providing our cows with a pleasant and loving environment. They show their
appreciation by producing award winning, great tasting, high quality milk, to which we add all natural
ingredients to bring you our premium line of puddings.

Grafton Village Cheese Company
 533 Townshend Rd, PO Box 87 , Grafton, VT 05146
Tel: 802- 843- 22
Fax: 802-843-2210
Contact: Wendy Brewer or Peter Mohn
cheese@sover.net
http://www.graftonvillagecheese.com

Grafton cheddar is all natural, no additives, no preservatives, no rBGH. Currently we use milk from
about 38 small VT family farms. Because Jersey Cow milk is richer in protein and butterfat, the
texture is creamier and the flavor robust.

Our cheddar is comprised of 4 ingredients: Whole VT Jersey Cow Milk, salt, select bacterial
cultures, and enzymes. When we add garlic we use natural garlic crystals; Sage is a natural
dalmatian sage rub; and smoked is naturally smoked with maple wood chips in our smoker oven.

Grafton Cheddar, eaten in moderation with veggies or fruits & nuts is a wonderfully balanced food
with lots of protein and calcium components.

We age our cheddar from one to six years. From our Premium One Year and Classic Reserve/2
year aged, snacking and cooking cheddars, to our oldest StoneHouse/6 year aged cheddar it
becomes a bit drier and more crumbly as it ages, yet still creamy to the finish.

Grafton cheddar is also practically lactose free! In the process of cheddaring, more and more of the
whey gets squeezed out and 'goes away'! The whey is what holds all the lactose or milk sugar, and
all the curds stay behind to make cheddar! Any little remaining whey eventually is converted to
lactic acid in the cheese, as it ages.


Grafton Village Cheese Company
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
400 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 800-472-3866
Fax: 802-843-2210
info@graftonvillagecheese.com
http://www.graftonvillagecheese.com/



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Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Manda Farm
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
PO Box 40, Plainfield, MA 01070
Tel: 413-634-5333
manda@mandafarm.com
http://www.mandafarm.com

This Animal Welfare Approved farm sells AWA beef.

Taftsville Country Store
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
404 Woodstock Road, Taftsville, VT 05073
Tel: 800-854-0013
http://www.taftsville.com/splash

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

A Center for Genuine Vermont Specialty Foods

Today, the Taftsville Country Store still fits the classic definition of a true "Country Store". The upper
floors comprise the owner's apartment. The local post office has spent most of its time in the store,
and is currently located in the old carriage shed attached to the store. You can still buy a
newspaper, a quart of milk and a dozen fresh eggs here! Much of the building's original character is
retained. The old wooden floors have been preserved along with the tin ceilings and a brick chimney
that rises through the center of the ground floor. Old farm tools and collectibles line the walls. A visit
to the store is an opportunity to step back in time, but you'll also find the finest selection of Vermont
cheeses and specialty foods around.

Inside the Taftsville Country Store
We are best known for our selection of Vermont cheeses, probably the finest you will find anywhere.
Vermont is gaining a reputation as the "Napa Valley of Cheese", and we'll show you why. We carry
over forty different Vermont cheeses, including (but not limited to, because the Proprietor is always
finding new ones) Cheddar from mild to extra sharp, flavored Cheddar, Colby, Artisan Alpine, Jack,
Artisan Manchego, Blue, Brie, Camembert, Chevre, Gouda, some unique farm cheeses that defy
classification, and several smoked cheeses. Our assortment includes cow, goat, and sheep milk
cheeses, and a number of artisan farmstead cheeses cut from the wheel. Our old standby is a four
year old cheddar from Grafton Village Cheese Company, an extra sharp cheddar you'll have to taste
before you leave the store.

In addition to the cheese, you'll find maple syrup in an array of containers, from tin to imported glass.
The selection of gourmet foods boggles the mind! Homemade jams & jellies, conserves, pancakes &
muffin mixes, bread & cake mixes, fruit butters, honey, mustards(including a roasted garlic Dijon
that'll make you throw the Grey Poupon away!), pickles, barbecue sauces, pasta & pasta sauces,
Vermont smokehouse hams, bacon and sausage.

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way, the catalogue is pure Vermont. You'll want to pin it up somewhere to remind you about a great
state and a superb store! Special gift packages are available and everything is shipped in Vermont
woodshavings, not styrofoam.

Open daily 8am to 6pm, 'till 5pm during the winter

Thompson Street Farm
49 Thompson Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
Tel: 860-657-4361
Contact: Brenda Sullivan
thompsonstreetfarm@gmail.com
http://www.thompsonstreetfarm.com

Thompson Street Farm is a small family farm in South Glastonbury Connecticut. Our vegetables are
grown in 14 raised beds using no chemicals and/or pesticides and following growing guidelines for
organic growers. This year (2010), we added a new green house with an additional 240 square feet
of production space. For the first time we will be offering hot house tomatoes.

For the 2010 growing season we decided to change things a little and concentrate on growing fewer
items. We now grow mixed salad greens, lettuce, arugula, cilantro, micro-greens, tomatoes, herbs,
green beans and edible flowers.

We have a small flock of Rhode Island Red hens and sell eggs at our farm stand as well.
Our chickens are hormone and antibiotic free and are raised humanely. They eat an exceptional diet
of organic chicken feed, vegetables from our garden and kitchen and any other insects, bugs and
vegetation they can find as they wander around

In addition to our vegetables, we also sell gifts made from natural fibers and recycled products such
as paper. We currently are selling "Miss B Eco Friendly Laundry Detergent." You provide the
container and water. One mix makes 1 gallon of laundry soap. This mix is 7.95. Stay tuned - more
info will be coming in our E-flyer. All these gift items are made here on the farm and will be available
for sale on our website.

Our farm stand uses the honor system and is located at 49 Thompson Street and is open Thursday
- Sunday 2:30 - 7:00 PM. We are accepting phone and email orders for pickup; delivery is available
in the town of Glastonbury, CT only. Please feel free to call or email.

If you would like to know what is available every week please send us your email address and we
will be happy to send you an e-flyer every week.

Member Organizations: Northeast Organic Farmers Association and Connecticut Women's
Agriculture Network (CT- WAgN); CT Farm Bureau.



Tramore Chip Shop
37 Myrtle Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-533-4319
Contact: Gabriel Quaglia
tramorechipshop@verizon.net



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http://www.tramorechipshop.com

Fish & Chip Shop offering locally farmed Barramundi Thu-Sat. Many other locally grown and/or
produced ingredients are used year round. Examples are: Only locally made Rollies soda available,
locally produced Paper City beer in the batter, Locally made hot Dogs, and seasonal produce.




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 Nuestras Raíces
329 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-535-1789
Fax: 413-535-1100
info@nuestras-raices.org
http://www.nuestras-raices.org/en/home

Urban agriculture has proven to be an effective way to promote community development because it
is a way for the residents of downtown Holyoke to maintain a connection to their culture while putting
down roots in their new home. Most of our members grew up on the farms of rural Puerto Rico and
many first came to the Northeast as migrant farm workers. Though they may live in the city now,
they are farmers at heart. They have lifetimes of experience in agriculture and it is part of their
heritage. Projects based on agriculture, such as markets and community gardens, build on the skills
and knowledge that participants already have, and are proud to have the opportunity to use to
improve their community and to teach to a younger generation.
History

Nuestras Raíces was founded in 1992 by the members of La Finquita community garden in South
Holyoke to manage the garden and with the goal of developing a greenhouse in downtown Holyoke.
Nuestras Raíces is building cultural pride as well as the ability of low-income Latinos in Holyoke to
address environmental, economic development, substance abuse, and food security issues.

Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
service of local and sustainable goods. The Co-op is a hybrid co-op supporting all aspects of
sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Beyond Organic
Portland, CT 06480
Tel: 860-614-2361



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Contact: Cathie Butler
saraslunchtruck@sbcglobal.net

Local food co-op specializing in Weston A and drop-off services. Price nourishing foods and raw
Jersey milk.

Connecticut Farmland Trust
77 Buckingham Street, 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-247-0202
Contact: Elizabeth Moore
info@ctfarmland.org
http://www.ctfarmland.org/

Established in 2002, CFT holds agricultural conservation easements that protect 1,910 acres of
farmland on 21 farms around the state, has assisted partners in the preservation of 602 additional
acres, and serves as a leading resource on conserving Connecticut's working farmland.

Click here to learn more about the Connecticut Farmland Trust's protected farms that are open to
the public, offering "pick-your-own" produce, nature viewing, and on-site farm stands.
Mission and Activities
The mission of the Connecticut Farmland Trust is to permanently protect Connecticut's working
farmland.

To further this mission, we:

  * Work with Connecticut farmers to protect their land for agricultural use by acquiring agricultural
conservation easements and farmland;
  * Share our expertise and technical knowledge to assist landowners, land trusts, town officials,
and state agencies in protecting agricultural land; and
  * Promote farmland preservation education through presentations and outreach.

Practicing an Environmental Ethic

As an organization, we strive to be more sustainable in our activities.

  * Printed newsletters are printed on recycled paper;
  * Our office recycles office paper and cardboard;
  * We use alternative cleaning products;
  * We use reusable mugs and cups at all staff and board meetings; and
  * Our main fundraising event, the Celebration of Connecticut Farms, practices waste reduction,
reuse, recycling and composting.


Hartford Food System
86 Park Street, Second Floor, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-296-9325
http://www.hartfordfood.org/index.html

Founded in 1978, the Hartford Food System is one of the nation's oldest organizations dedicated to
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including a parents committee advocating for healthier school meals, a 24-acre nonprofit farm that
grows food for local families and social service agencies, three urban agriculture sites on a formerly
abandoned lots, an inner-city grocery retail project, and extensive outreach and advocacy in the
Hartford community.

HFS along with other organizations launched the North End Farmers Market on July 9th in Hartford.
The North End Farmers Market is a grassroots victory for North End residents who have long
desired a farmers market in their own community.

HFS relies on a collaborative approach, engaging the talents of farmers, government policy makers,
local non-profit organizations, local communities, chefs, educators, and the commercial food sector.
HFS directs its efforts at four major food system components: production, distribution, education and
training, and public policy.

Organic Trade Association (OTA)
60 Wells Street, PO Box 547, Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-774-7511
Fax: 413-774-6432
Contact: Laura Batcha- Director of Marketing
info@ota.com
http://www.ota.com/index.html

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the
organic industry in North America. OTA's mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit
the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a
significant part of everyday life, enhancing people's lives and the environment.


OTA represents businesses across the organic supply chain and addresses all things organic,
including food, fiber/textiles, personal care products, and new sectors as they develop. Over sixty
percent of OTA trade members are small businesses.


Red Gate Farm
4 Norman Road, Buckland, MA 01338
Tel: 413-625-9503
mail@redgatefarm.org
http://www.redgatefarms.org

cooperative of hog farms across the south. they raise all-natural duroc breed pork. guaranteed free
of animal by-products, hormones, and antibiotics. no information on how the animals were
raised--lifetime confinement vs. pastured, etc.

Slow Food
Connecticut
West Hartford , CT 06117 slowfoodct@earthlink.net
http://www.slowfoodusa.org/contact/index.html

Slow Food USA is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating the
food traditions of North America through programs and activities dedicated to Taste Education,



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Defending Biodiversity and Building Food Communities. Slow Food USA believes that pleasure and
quality in everyday life can be achieved by slowing down, respecting the convivial traditions of the
table and celebrating the diversity of the earth's bounty. From the spice of Cajun cooking to the
delicious simplicity of produce at a farmers' market; from animal breeds and heirloom varieties of
fruits and vegetables to handcrafted wine and beer, farmhouse cheeses and other artisanal
products; these foods are a part of our cultural identity. They reflect generations of commitment to
the land and devotion to the processes that yield the greatest achievements in taste.

These foods, and the communities that produce and depend on them, are constantly at risk of
succumbing to the effects of the fast life, which manifests itself through the industrialization and
standardization of our food supply and degradation of our farmland. By reviving the pleasures of the
table, and using our taste buds as our guides, Slow Food USA believes that our food heritage can
be saved. Our goal is to put the carriers of this heritage on center stage and educate our
membership about the importance of these principles. We hope you will join us.

Slow Food USA oversees Slow Food activities in North America, including the support and
promotion of the activities of more than 170 chapters that carry out the Slow Food mission on a local
level. Each chapter offers educational events and public outreach that promote taste education, that
advocate sustainability and biodiversity and that connect producers and "co-producers."

Slow Food
Lebanon
Lebanon, NH 03766 uvslowfood@gmail.com
http://www.slowfooduv.org

Slow Food USA is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating the
food traditions of North America through programs and activities dedicated to Taste Education,
Defending Biodiversity and Building Food Communities. Slow Food USA believes that pleasure and
quality in everyday life can be achieved by slowing down, respecting the convivial traditions of the
table and celebrating the diversity of the earth's bounty. From the spice of Cajun cooking to the
delicious simplicity of produce at a farmers' market; from animal breeds and heirloom varieties of
fruits and vegetables to handcrafted wine and beer, farmhouse cheeses and other artisanal
products; these foods are a part of our cultural identity. They reflect generations of commitment to
the land and devotion to the processes that yield the greatest achievements in taste.

These foods, and the communities that produce and depend on them, are constantly at risk of
succumbing to the effects of the fast life, which manifests itself through the industrialization and
standardization of our food supply and degradation of our farmland. By reviving the pleasures of the
table, and using our taste buds as our guides, Slow Food USA believes that our food heritage can
be saved. Our goal is to put the carriers of this heritage on center stage and educate our
membership about the importance of these principles. We hope you will join us.

Slow Food USA oversees Slow Food activities in North America, including the support and
promotion of the activities of more than 225 chapters that carry out the Slow Food mission on a local
level. Each chapter offers educational events and public outreach that promote taste education, that
advocate sustainability and biodiversity and that connect producers and "co-producers."


Valley Food & Farm
104 Railroad Row, White River Junction, VT 05001



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Tel: 802-291-9100
Fax: 802-291-9107
Contact: Lisa Johnson, Program Director
info@vitalcommunities.org
http://www.vitalcommunities.org

We are a non-profit program fostering the relationships that make agriculture a vital part of daily
community life in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. We do this
through publications, events and community partnerships that celebrate the region's year-round
local bounty and bring together consumers, farmers, chefs, processors, schools, grocers,
distributors and more.


FIND local food using our "Valley Food & Farm Guide" and TASTE local food at our "Flavors of the
Valley," a tasting, informational, and buying event for locally grown foods. Whether you are a chef,
gardener, consumer, wholesale or retail buyer, you'll want to be here. Dozens of local farmers and
chefs answer questions about their food and farm products, including meats, produce, maple, dairy,
baked goods, and prepared foods.


Come be a part of what we do!




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Chef Donna Fisher
33 Duxbury Lane, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Tel: 413-567-1869
Contact: Donna Fisher
ChefDonnaFisher@gmail.com
http://chefdonnafisher.blogspot.com/

Donna Fisher - Personal Chef and Caterer.
Presenting creative private dinners and special occasion catering featuring local seasonal upscale
contemporary American cuisine.

Also offering individual cooking classes and group demonstrations.




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2Hopewell
2 Hopewell Road, S. Glastonbury, CT 06073
Tel: 860-633-9600
info@2Hopewell.com
http://www.2hopewell.com/Pages/About2Hopewell.aspx#

2 Hopewell is all about the food! With an upscale decor, yet a very casual atmosphere, our
completely renovated neighborhood bistro embodies the very best in Connecticut dining.

Using only natural meats, cut and portioned daily on premise, and fresh ocean seafood, we strive to
make each dish special and unique. The very best ingredients, in combination with local and organic
produce from a number of local farms inspires us to create wonderful preparations that our patrons
can enjoy each time they visit.

Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
service of local and sustainable goods. The Co-op is a hybrid co-op supporting all aspects of
sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Allechante
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
Main St , Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-2846
catering@allechantevt.com
http://www.allechantevt.com/

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com).

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Animal Welfare Approved Listing
28 Amity street, Amherst, MA 01109
Tel: 413-256-8987
http://highercup.com/locations/amherst.html

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com).

Apollo Grill
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
Tel: 413-517-0031
Fax: 413-517-0032
 kim@apollo-grill.com
http://www.apollo-grill.com

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com).

Bistro Les Gras
25 West St, Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-320-4666
Contact: Daniel Martinez
info@bistrolesgras.com
http://www.bistrolesgras.com

Restaurant that uses only local meats from small family farms who practice responsible farming and
agriculture

Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
112 North Main Street, Sunderland, MA 01375
Tel: 413-665-2102
info@blueherondining.com
http://www.blueherondining.com/index.html

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Boloco
Dartmouth College
35 South Main St, Hanover, NH 03755
Tel: 603-643-0202
http://boloco.com

Green Burritos

The environment is important. Everyone knows that. We try to do our part. Every day. In little ways.
It's not about being “green” (and certainly not about being Certified Green, which we are and which
we are proud of, but is not the point). It's simply about using our restaurants to make our planet a



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better place. Today, it's corn cups and bamboo bowls. It's naturally-raised meats and organic tofu.
It's composting and recycling and reusing building materials. Even the yawn-able stuff like LED
lighting, low-flow waterheads, and Paperstone tabletops and countertops make a difference today.
Tomorrow, who knows - the list will only grow. One thing that we do know, we'll be there. Quietly
leading the pack and slowly blazing the trail. Doing our part to help the earth without making a big
deal of it. One baby step at a time. One burrito at a time.

Cafe Loco
Route 5, Westminster, VT 05158
Tel: 802-376-9626
Contact: Michael Lenox
info@harlowfarm.com
http://www.harlowfarm.com/cafeloco.html

The cook at Cafe Loco makes fresh, home-made organic soups from scratch every day. He tries to
use all organic vegetables whenever possible. The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.


It features soups, salads, organic coffees and teas, espresso, cappuccino and lattes, scones,
muffins, veggie wraps, sandwiches, and delicious desserts: brownies, sweet rolls, pies, cookies,
cake and seasonally available fruit tart. You can eat at an inside table, outside on the porch, or get
food to go.

Carpenter & Main
326 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-2922
Contact: Chef Bruce MacLeod
carpenterandmain@yahoo.com
http://carpenterandmain.com/index.html

Offers fresh meals using local cheese, fruits, vegetables and Vermont grass-fed beef, lamb and
poultry.

"The seasons are an integral part of life here in Vermont and I hope our year round use of goods
from local farmers shares our joy of exploring their abundance." - Chef Bruce MacLeod

Elements Food and Spirit
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
98 Mill Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Tel: 802-748-8400
mail@elementsfood.com
http://www.elementsfood.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm

(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Elixir
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
188 South Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001



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Tel: 802-281-7009
info@elixirrestaurant.comcastbiz.net
http://www.elixirrestaurant.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm

(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Firebox Restaurant
539 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-1222
skoulouris@fireboxrestaurant.com
http://www.fireboxrestaurant.com/

The philosophy at Firebox is simple; a belief that the best food travels the shortest distance from
farm to table, that locally grown ingredients combined with classic technique and innovative thinking
make for an enjoyable experience.

Flatbread Company
110 Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT 06019
Tel: 860-693-3314
Contact: Doreen Hoctor
doreenhoctor@flatbreadcompany.com
http://www.flatbreadcompany.com

Come in and renew your spirit with us. Relax and enjoy a natural pizza baked in a primitive wood
fired oven.
Experience a meal prepared with organic produce, free range chicken, and nitrate free meats.
A community oriented company, where we work hard, have fun and do our part in saving the planet,
all in a days work. We serve local organic produce, free range and clean meats. All of our major
ingredients are made in house and cooked in a wood fired cauldron or in a hand built wood burning
earthen oven.
We are probably one of a relatively small number of pizza restaurants in New England and Hawaii
that use spring water, organic flour, kosher salt and real cake yeast to make pizza dough.
While pizza sauce is readily available in a can, we use organic tomatoes and a dozen other natural
and organic ingredients when we make our flatbread tomato sauce in a wood fired cauldron right in
the dining room.
From free-range chicken to nitrate-free pepperoni and sausage made on the premises, we are
committed to creating flatbreads with the very best ingredients that we can imagine.
We're open every day, from 11:30 am to 10 pm.


Four Columns Inn
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
21 West Street, Newfane, VT 05345
Tel: 800-787-6633
innkeeper@fourcolumnsinn.com
http://www.fourcolumnsinn.com

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm



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(www.considerbardwellfarm.com).

Hanover Inn
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
2 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755
Tel: 800-443-7024
Fax: 603-643-4433
hanover.inn@dartmouth.edu
http://www.hanoverinn.com

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com).

Hillside Pizza
265 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373
Tel: 413-665-5533
hillsog@crocker.com
http://www.hillsidepizza.com

 Hillside Pizza has been in business since 2001, proudly serving the community with our "Take &
Bake" pizza fund raising. These efforts have helped raised over $124,000 for local schools, groups,
churches and other organizations. In December of 2006, we opened the doors to our first
restaurant in South Deerfield, and are now preparing Route 9 in Hadley for an April 2009 Hillside
invasion.

We have build-your-own pizzas, healthy wraps and sandwiches, and absolutely delicious salads
ready and waiting for our visitors on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of every week. We look forward
to serving our yummy, local, organic fare to you!

Hope and Olive
44 Hope St., Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-774-3150
Contact: Jim
jim@hopeandolive.com
http://www.hopeandolive.com/

"We serve homegrown, farm-inspired food & drink, presented simply, using the best ingredients
from our neighborhood.

We believe in compassionate service, and strive to engage in our community with attention and
care."

Hope and Olive is a family owned and operated restaurant that specializes in local and organic
foods wherever possible. During the summer months they are able to source around 90% of their
produce and meats locally. They offer organic and local chicken, local lobsters and seafood, and
organic beef. There are vegetarian options available.

Offering lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; dinner Tuesday through
Saturday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.;
Sunday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.



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Inn at Weathersville
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
1342 Route 106, Perkinsville, VT 05151
Tel: 802-263-9217
stay@weathersfieldinn.com
http://www.weathersfieldinn.com

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

La Belle Aurore
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
75 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357
Tel: 860-739-6767
info@labelleaurorebistro.com
http://www.labelleaurorebistro.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved eggs from Terra Firma Farm (www.terrafirmafarm.com)

La Belle Aurore
75 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT 06357
Tel: 860-739-6767
info@labelleaurorebistro.com
http://www.labelleaurorebistro.com/

A charming bistro located in the seaside village of Niantic, Connecticut. Chef/Owner operated ; our
menu changes to reflect the best flavors of the season.

Loch Lyme Lodge
70 Orford Road, Lyme, NH 03768
Tel: 1-800-423-2141
Fax: 1-603-795-2141
 LochLymeLodge@valley.net
http://www.lochlymelodge.com

Loch Lyme Lodge restaurant in New Hampshire uses products from local farms or their on site
garden.

Metro Bis Restaurant
928 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: 860-651-1908
Contact: Courtney Febbroriello & Chris Prosperi
cp1@snet.net



Moon Dog Cafe & Natural Foods Market
295 Main Street, On the Chester Green, Chester, VT 05143
Tel: 802-875-4966
Contact: Jacki Restmeyer



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perroluna55@yahoo.com
http://moondogcafe.blogspot.com/

Both a coffeeshop and a small natural grocery store, Moon Dog Cafe offers a small, but thoughtful,
selection of natural and organic foods. Certified organic produce, including some from local farms,
is available, as well as freshly baked bread. The store also features a dry bulk section, natural body
care products and a deli counter with hormone and antibiotic free meats. Local, certified organic
dairy products and eggs are always available. Moon Dog also sells limited amounts of natural or
organic meats, generally sold prepared and frozen.

HOURS: MON-SAT, 10-6. SUN 10-5.

Plan B Burger Bar
4 Railroad St, Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel: 860-658-4477
Fax: 860-651-9087
sales@planbburger.com
http://www.planbburger.com

We created Plan B Burger Bar from a belief that you deserve to eat healthy, quality food without
compromising style and fun. At Plan B we promise:

BEEF: You deserve beef that is 100% Certified Natural, with NO antibiotics, NO hormones, NO
fillers, NO added colors, NO chemicals, from farms that have undergone the strictest natural food
certification in existence today, Certified Humane.

BURGERS: You deserve breathtaking burgers that are always fresh, never frozen, ground in house
daily from whole chucks, never preformed, simple and pure.

BOURBON: You deserve to drink the finest selection of all natural, boutique bourbons available.

BEER: You deserve access to weekly hand selected, top rated American craft beers served by a
staff of people certified in guiding consumers through enjoyable experiences with great beer.

CHOICE: (Hey, not everything can start with B) You deserve high caliber, comfort foods that take
you back to your childhood, like Mac & Jack, Shake N' Bake, and Funnibones, but with the highest
level of ingredients you'd expect from Plan B.

You deserve all this without compromising beauty, intelligence, style, edge, or your life savings.
People shouldn't have to choose between comfort and social responsibility.

Plan B, there is an alternative.


Plan B Burger Bar
138 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119
Tel: 860-231-1199
Fax: 860-218-2458
sales@planbburger.com
http://www.planbburger.com



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We created Plan B Burger Bar from a belief that you deserve to eat healthy, quality food without
compromising style and fun. At Plan B we promise:

BEEF: You deserve beef that is 100% Certified Natural, with NO antibiotics, NO hormones, NO
fillers, NO added colors, NO chemicals, from farms that have undergone the strictest natural food
certification in existence today, Certified Humane.

BURGERS: You deserve breathtaking burgers that are always fresh, never frozen, ground in house
daily from whole chucks, never preformed, simple and pure.

BOURBON: You deserve to drink the finest selection of all natural, boutique bourbons available.

BEER: You deserve access to weekly hand selected, top rated American craft beers served by a
staff of people certified in guiding consumers through enjoyable experiences with great beer.

CHOICE: (Hey, not everything can start with B) You deserve high caliber, comfort foods that take
you back to your childhood, like Mac & Jack, Shake N' Bake, and Funnibones, but with the highest
level of ingredients you'd expect from Plan B.

You deserve all this without compromising beauty, intelligence, style, edge, or your life savings.
People shouldn't have to choose between comfort and social responsibility.

Plan B, there is an alternative.


River Tavern
23 Main St. , Chester, CT 06412
Tel: 860-526-9417
rivertavern@snet.net
http://www.rivertavernchester.net

River Tavern kitchen, under executive chefs Chris Flahaven and James Wayman continues to
express our commitment to cooking for the day with only the freshest ingredients, local whenever
possible.
A participant of Dinners at the Farm.

River View Cafe
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
36 Bridge Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-254-9841
http://www.riverviewcafe.com/

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm of West Pawlett, Vt.
Please visit http://www.considerbardwellfarm.com/ for more information.

Riverview Cafe
36 Bridge Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-254-9841
swebtol@sover.net
http://www.riverviewcafe.com/



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Chef Tristan's innovative menu features fresh produce from local farms.
 The restaurant also overlooks the Connecticut River with stunning views from the open air rooftop
deck, a ground level outdoor deck, and from inside the restaurant.
 Open 7 days for breakfast,lunch, and dinner. Call for seasonal hours.

Stella's Italian Kitchen and Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
5 Main Street, Lyme, NH 03768
Tel: 603-795-4302
info@stellaslyme.com
http://www.stellaslyme.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Stone Hearth Inn
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
698 Route 11 West, Chester, VT 05143
Tel: 802-875-2525
stonehearth@vermontel.net
http://www.stonehearthinnvermont.com/

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm of West Pawlet, Vt.
Please visit http://www.considerbardwellfarm.com/ for more information.

The Counter Burger
West Hartford
50 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
Tel: 860-236-8400
Fax: 860-231-9427
westhartford@thecounterburger.com
http://www.thecounterburger.com

Step into The Counter® and you're greeted with a clipboard and an extensive list of fresh
mouth-watering ingredients that allow you to build your own gourmet burger. Our 312,120+ different
burger combinations make every burger as unique as each customer. Rarely is the same burger
made twice in one day.

Anti-Established in 2003, The Counter® is the 21st century's bold answer to the classic burger joint.
Ushering in a fresh era of industrial decor, today's music, cold beer, unique wines, cocktails, and
burger options that are only limited by your imagination.

Market Selection features locally sourced and sustainable Protein, Cheese, Topping, Sauce and
Bun choices from our local chefs and customers.

Fresh 100% natural Angus Beef, hormone and antibiotic free. Humanely raised and handled.

The Farmers Diner
5573 Woodstock Rd. RT 4, Quechee, VT 05058
Tel: 802-295-4600



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info@farmersdiner.com
http://www.farmersdiner.com/

The mission of The Farmers Diner is to increase the economic vitality of local agrarian communities.
The Farmers Diner creates great traditional foods using ingredients from farmers and producers who
are as local as possible.

The concept behind The Farmers Diner is simple. We are shortening the road from the farm field to
the diner plate. The current commercial food system is a mess. The Farmers Diner follows a simple
design: buy great ingredients directly from area farmers and prepare great meals for local
customers. Vermonters should eat Vermont raised foods-this creates wholeness and health-healthy
economies, healthy communities, healthy bodies.

The Farmers Diner
Route 4, Quechee, VT 05059
Tel: 802-295-4600
info@farmersdiner.com
http://www.farmersdiner.com

A true diner serving locally grown and produced products. Approximately 70% of our ingredients are
from sustainable farms and producers within 100 miles.

The concept behind The Farmers Diner is simple. We are shortening the road from the farm field to
the diner plate. The current commercial food system is a mess. The Farmers Diner follows a simple
design: buy great ingredients directly from area farmers and prepare great meals for local
customers. Why would a Vermonter eat lamb from New Zealand? This makes no sense
environmentally, agriculturally or economically.

The Inn at Weathersfield
Restaurant
1342 Route 106, Perkinsville, VT 05151
Tel: 802-263-9217
Contact: Jason Tostrup
chef@weathersfieldinn.com
http://www.weathersfieldinn.com/index.htm

Whether you opt for a casual supper in the tavern, a dinner in the dining room, or a wine tasting in
the wine cellar, you will have the best possible service, ambiance, presentation and quality in a
comfortable setting without formality. Working with only the freshest local ingredients, the executive
chef at The Inn creates the best possible dining experience. The Inn uses ingredients from local
farms and is a proud member of the Vermont Fresh Network. The dinner menu changes weekly to
assure freshness, and the innovative preparations and unique flavors make every dish memorable.


The Inn at Weathersfield was recently recognized as an "Editor's Choice 2005" by Yankee
Magazine and won an "Award of Excellence 2005" from Wine Spectator Magazine.

The Night Kitchen
440 Greenfield Road, Montague, MA 01351
Tel: 413-367-9580



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info@montaguenightkitchen.com
http://www.montaguenightkitchen.com

The Night Kitchen, located in a renovated 1800's mill, serves dinner Wednesday-Sunday and is also
available for private functions. Chef Max Brody utilizes the bounty of locally grown and produced
items by offering dishes made with local produce, cheese, eggs, milk, and grass-fed beef. The deck
overlooking the Saw Mill River is open for seating in the spring, summer, and early fall.

The People's Pint
24 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-773-0333
Contact: Bridgette or Aldon
information@thepeoplespint.com
http://www.thepeoplespint.com/

The People's Pint is a microbrewery and bistro, located in Greenfield. As much as possible, we
serve foods grown or produced locally and raised organically. Many of our dishes are oriented
around seasonal New England fruits, vegetables and meats supplied by local farmers. Our potatoes
are from Whately, and the beef burgers come from grass-fed, naturally raised cows a few hills to the
west in Shelburne. We enjoy freshly baked bread from Green Fields Market and often we serve
organic farmstead cheese from Warwick on our special ploughman board.


We have brewed over 70 styles of beer since opening in 1997. Our beers are brewed with 100%
grain, water, yeast, pellet & fresh leaf hops. We do not use corn sugar, rice or dry malt in any of our
beers. Most of our beers have over 50% organic grain “ some have over 90%. We add honey,
orange peels, spices and other adjunct ingredients to some of our specialty beers, use ale (or œtop
fermenting•) yeast, and tend to follow traditional British brewing styles. Brewery tours for groups are
available by appointment.


The People's Pint is open daily at 4 p.m.

The Woodstock Inn and Resort
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
14 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel: 802-457-1100
Fax: 802-457-6699
email@woodstockinn.com
http://www.woodstockinn.com/home-page.html

Serves Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

The Yellow Sofa
24 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-585-5877
http://theyellowsofa.com/

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relaxing and fun atmosphere, great organic, fair-trade coffee, delicious locally baked goods, and the
valley's best selection of greeting cards and gifts for all occasions.

Three Tomatoes Trattoria
One Court Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: 603-448-1711
3tlebanon@gmail.com
http://www.threetomatoestrattoria.com/lebanon/

Nestled in the center of Lebanon, New Hampshire, Three Tomatoes serves up traditional Italian
cuisine in a relaxed, family and business-friendly setting. Local customers describe it a refreshing,
warm establishment that is the antithesis of fast food. In fact, not only does the restaurant carry
all-natural, locally-raised products, but it is also actively involved with the fast growing Slow Food
USA movement. Lunch is served 11:30am to 2pm Monday through Friday. Dinner is available 5pm
to 9pm, Sunday through Thursday, and 5pm to 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday.

Timothy's Restaurant
243 Zion St., Hartford, CT 06115
Tel: 860-728-9822
info@timothysrestaurant.com
http://www.timothysrestaurant.com/

Timothy's restaurant serves good, homemade American cuisine. The organic menu consists of
dishes that are made from local produce, meats, and herbs but there is no beer or wine on the
menu, customers must bring their own. Timothy's restaurant is open from 8 am to 8 pm Monday
through Friday and from 8am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday.

Tramore Chip Shop
37 Myrtle Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-533-4319
Contact: Gabriel Quaglia
tramorechipshop@verizon.net
http://www.tramorechipshop.com

Fish & Chip Shop offering locally farmed Barramundi Thu-Sat. Many other locally grown and/or
produced ingredients are used year round. Examples are: Only locally made Rollies soda available,
locally produced Paper City beer in the batter, Locally made hot Dogs, and seasonal produce.

Urban Oaks Organic Farm
225 Oak Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: 860-223-6200
Contact: Mike Kandefer
urbanoaks@earthlink.net
http://www.blog.urbanoaks.org/

Urban Oaks is a year-round organic, urban farm on 3+ acres with 6 overflowing greenhouses. We
offer wholesale and retail produce as well as seedlings in the spring.


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store on Friday's and Saturday's that is open to the public and has a complete line of produce,
naturally raised. Local meats and baked goods all from local vendors.


Urban Oaks also offers community gardens, educational programs, winter and summer CSA's and
more. WIC and SNAP accepted.




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Alchemy Cafe
203 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-246-5700
Contact: Imani
imani@thegreenvibration.com
http://www.alchemyjuicebar.com

The Green Vibration's Alchemy Cafe and Eco-Boutique is located in Hartford, CT. Alchemy is an all
organic cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and live food seven days a week. Open Mon-Sat
10:30am-8:30pm with later hours Fri until 10:30pm (free film series) and Sunday Brunch from
10am-6pm. Call for holiday closings.

Alchemy is a "green" business member of The Growing Green Co-op located in the same building.
Together they offer educational programs and services as well as facilitate a state-wide delivery
service of local and sustainable goods. The Co-op is a hybrid co-op supporting all aspects of
sustainable living linking local green business owners (small, family-owned enterprises consisting of
farmers, artisans, contractors, retailers, bakers, chefs, consultants, specialty service providers) and
the consumers looking for the products and services offered. Essentially, the co-op serves as a
bridge between the consumers sorting through the maze of "green" and the businesses going green.


State-wide delivery of organic, local and sustainable goods and services through The Growing
Green Co-op. Drop-off locations are local business owners around the state dedicated to promoting
and growing the local economy.

Better Life Whole Foods
1506 Allen Street, Springfield, MA 01118
Tel: 413-783-9424
Contact: Barbara Giammarino
Barbara@betterlifewholefoods.com
http://www.betterlifewholefoods.com

As the oldest health food store in the Springfield area, Better Life offers customers a wide array of
organic and natural groceries, including a small selection of naturally raised, hormone and antibiotic
free meats. Special orders can also be placed for any item that is not currently in stock.


Store hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8
p.m.; Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sunday.

Brattleboro Food Co-op
2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-257-0236
Fax: 802-254-5360
Contact: Christopher Kiepper, Food Service Manager
ckiepper@hotmail.com
http://www.brattleborofoodcoop.com

We are a member owned food coop that opened in 1974. We focus on local vendors that produce
organic produce, naturally fed & raised meats and our deli focuses on low fat, vegan, gluten free



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and international foods. Many of our selections are produced in our area by small companies,
usually from one to a dozen workers run the business. Our bulk department offers organic fair trade
coffees, organic whole grains, legumes & a wide selection of granolas. We have a small cheese
department with a big section of Vermont products and one of the largest selections of cheese in
New England.

Brattleboro Food Co-op
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
2 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 802-257-0236
Fax: 802-254-5360
adminbfc@sover.net
http://www.brattleborofoodcoop.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm

(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Burdicks Walpole Grocery
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
47 Main St., Walpole, NH 03608
Tel: 603-756-9058

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm

(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Chandler Pond Farm
 528 Burroughs Rd. , S. Wheelock, VT 05851
Tel: 802-626-9460
Contact: Tamara Martin
info@chandlerpondfarm.com
http://chandlerpondfarm.com

600 scenic acres of fields and forests with 50acres of pond and wetlands, located in Vermont's
beautiful Northeast Kingdom. Chandler Pond Farm is a family farm operated by Rob and Tamara
Martin using organic practices. The Martins are committed to small scale sustainable production of a
wide diversity of vegetable, dairy and meat products.

Cornucopia Foods
150 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-586-3800
http://www.cornucopiafoods.net

We are an independent natural foods store, located in Northampton, MA. Since 1980, we have
been providing the best products and service to our customers.

Cornucopia has been a locavore since 1980 and carries a high proportion of organic, fair-trade and
vegan products. Try our own handmade, artisan chocolate.




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Diemand Farm
124 Mormon Hollow Road, Wendell, MA 01379
Tel: 978-544-3806

Diemand Farm Fresh raises free-range turkeys and chickens, the old-fashioned way, without
hormones or antibiotics. Eggs and farm-made goodies like
soups, pot pies, fruit pies, cookies, maple syrup and honey are available for sale at the farm as well.
Diemand Farm is open for visitors every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Elements Food and Spirit
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
98 Mill Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Tel: 802-748-8400
mail@elementsfood.com
http://www.elementsfood.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm

(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

F.H. Gillingham & Sons
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
16 Elm Street,, Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel: 802-457-2100
Fax: 802-457-2101
fhgnet@sover.net
http://www.gillinghams.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Foodworks
Old Saybrook
17 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860-395-0770
Fax: 860-395-0599
info@food-works.org
http://food-works.org

Foodworks natural food markets are your local full service stores for organic and natural products.
We are proud to be serving the Connecticut shoreline in Guilford and Old Saybrook as well as
Smithfield, Rhode Island. Each Foodworks location is unique in appearance and product selection to
serve each community. However, all three locations share the same idea of excellent customer
service, such as special orders, shopper programs, and supporting local products. Unlike most other
markets, you will find local items such as honey, eggs, produce, and many other items that we are
proud to carry.



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4708 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, VT 05301
Tel: 802-254-2228
Contact: Mary Ellen and David Franklin
maryellen@franklinfarmstore.com
http://www.franklinfarmstore.com/

The Franklin Farm is an organic, diversified family farm. Our land lends itself naturally to diversity.
Hillside pastures provide forage for our dairy herd from May until October. Fertile woodland grows
and supports a productive sugar bush as well as other native hardwood and softwood forest species
that are harvested for saw logs. Our Southern Vermont location blesses us with a lengthy growing
season. Adequate rainfall (most years) and the many brooks that pass through our farm provide us
with an excellent supply of clean water.

Our hearts tell us that organic is better for our children, our animals, and the future of the planet.
We have not used any commercial fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides on our land in over 12 years.

Care of the land and our animals is paramount. We endorse the age-old practices of animal
husbandry and land stewardship. Our emphasis is not on high production, but rather on making the
most of the resources available to us here on the farm.

Meat products (beef, pork, and chicken) are available on a limited basis, so be sure to call ahead to
see if anything's available. The farm is in the process of phasing out the beef herd and in the future
the meat will come from carefully selected dairy cows. The dairy cows receive a grass-based diet
(as do the other animals) that is supplemented with organic grain.

While we do raise meat and dairy products, our primary focus on is maple syrup. Franklin Farm
maple syrup is special. People tell us all the time that it's the best tasting maple syrup they have
ever eaten and we'd have to agree. Try some and see for yourself how sweet and delicious maple
syrup can be! Order some directly from our website!

The Franklin Farm Store showcases our delicious, wood fired maple syrup, meat products, and
Zesty Blend Salad Dressing. Please visit us Tuesday through Saturday 7am - 6pm. Sunday and
Monday by chance.

Fresh Acres
1941 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01129
Tel: 413-783-9141
http://www.freshacresmarket.com/in_our_store.php

Shopping at Fresh Acres might just be the finest shopping experience that you have ever had. We
carry natural, organic, gourmet and unique items from around the world and local offerings from our
own backyard.

Fresh Acres is proud to support local business with a wide variety of local products such as Keddy
Maple Products from Hampden MA, Harmony Soda from Ludlow MA, Lido's Restaurant Pasta
Sauce from Springfield MA, Raw Honey from Hampden County Beekeepers, Leeza's Dressings and
Marinades from Westfield MA, and more.

We also carry a variety of fresh dairy, frozen foods, and conventional grocery items for your
convenience.



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Garden of Light
Avon
395 W. Main Street, Avon, CT 06001
Tel: 860-657-9131
michael@gardenoflight.net
http://www.gardenoflight.net

At the Garden of Light we understand the importance our customers place on eating healthy. On our
shelves you will find a large selection of healthy foods from manufacturers you can trust. We
research our products carefully to make sure each item meets our strict health and quality standards
and, of course, your satisfaction is always guaranteed.


Though Garden of Light is a vegetarian store, organic milk, cheese, butter and yogurt are always
available, as well as free-range eggs. The store also features organic produce, a prepared foods
section, a hot buffet during lunchtime and a juice bar.


Garden of Light is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6:30
p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grafton Village Cheese Company
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
400 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel: 800-472-3866
Fax: 802-843-2210
info@graftonvillagecheese.com
http://www.graftonvillagecheese.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Green Acres Fine Food and Wine
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
24 Crescent St., Claremont, NH 03743
Tel: 603-542-7625

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Green Fields Market
144 Main St, Greenfield , MA 01301
Tel: 413-773-9567
Fax: 413-773-0449
email@greenfieldsmarket.coop
http://www.greenfieldsmarket.com/

The Co-op was started in 1977 as a small buying club in Turners Falls, with 15 to 20 families and
assistance from the FCAC. A small retail store was opened on Avenue A in 1980.




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Membership and sales increased steadily and the space was outgrown in a year. In 1981 the Co-op
expanded into an adjacent storefront. Growth continued until the mid-eighties when sales leveled
off. Rent continued to increase and the decision was made to move into downtown Greenfield. in
April 1987, the Co-op moved into the Chapman Street store where sales grew 70% in the first year
and continued to grow at a steady pace to reach a sales level of $500,000 in Fiscal Year 1993.


In the November 1993, the move into the new store on Main Street was accomplished. Sales
increased dramatically in the year following the move, and have continued to increase since then.

Green Fields Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
144 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-773-9567
Fax: 413-773-0449
email@greenfieldsmarket.coop
http://www.greenfieldsmarket.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Greenfields Market
144 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-773-9567
Fax: 413-773-0449
greenfieldsmarket.coop
http://www.greenfieldsmarket.coop

Green Fields Market is a cooperative selling quality goods to promote health and build a sustainable
local economy. Deli food is 80% organic.

Hanover Co-op
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
45 South Park Street, Hanover, NH 03755
Tel: 603-643-2667
comment@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.coop/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Hanover Co-op Food Store
Hanover
45 South Park Street, Hanover, NH 03755
Tel: 603-643-2667
Fax: 603-643-1836
Contact: Rosemary Fifield
rosemary@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.coop



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Hanover Co-op Food Store is a member-owned food cooperative formed in 1936, with two
full-service supermarkets located in Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire. We specialize in
organic, natural, and specialty foods and carry items from over 70 local producers. Located on the
border of Vermont, we are also members of Vermont Fresh Network, contracting with Vermont
farmers for products we use in our Prepared Foods Kitchen. We supply land for the local farmers
market and a bulletin board for small farms selling directly to consumers at the farm gate. Please
visit our nutritional guide for further information on our labeling practices.

Harlow Farm and Farmstand
117 Deep Root Drive, Westminster, VT 05158
Tel: 802-722-3515
Contact: Dan Harlow
info@harlowfarm.com
http://www.harlowfarm.com/

Harlow Farm is a family run operation that has been in the family since 1918 and has been certified
organic since 1985. The Harlows raise cows and pigs without the use of hormones or antibiotics.
The animals are pasture-raised and grass fed. Sausage, ham, bacon, pork chops, spareribs, ground
beef, all kinds of roasts, beef patties and steaks can be purchased at the Harlow Farmstand
year-round.

Harlow Farmstand is the largest organic farmstand in Vermont. It sells meats from the Harlow Farm,
a family run operation that produces beef and pork from pasture-raised, non-medicated animals.
The Harlows' organic sausage, ham, bacon, pork chops, spareribs, ground beef, roasts, beef patties
and steaks are available year-round. The farmstand also sells meats from other local farms,
including organic lamb and chicken, as well as milk, yogurt, butter, eggs and cheese. In addition to
meats and dairy, Harlow Farmstand sells honey, maple syrup, sorbet, seasonal fruits and
vegetables, cut flowers, bedding plants and crafts made by local artisans. There is an on-site cafe,
Cafe Loco, that serves fresh food prepared with organic ingredients - breakfast, lunch, soups,
salads, baked goods and desserts.

Hickory Dell Farm
245 West Farms Road, Northampton, MA 01062
Tel: 413-586-0031
Contact: Faye and John Omasta
HickoryDell@aol.com
http://www.hickorydell.com/

Hickory Dell Farms on-farm store reflects a northeastern, seasonal bounty of produce and flowers.
Some of freshly-grown and made goods include blueberries, lettuce, and tomatoes (summer);
pumpkins, apples, and Indian corn (fall); flowers and various decorations, such as balsam wreaths
and pine roping (winter); and perennials, geraniums, and window boxes (spring). The store also
features homemade jams, jellies, dressings, and salsas, as well as other all-natural products from
local farms, including milk and eggs. Drop by for authentic, farm fresh goods or to feed the llamas!
Hours of operation are 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday, and 10am to 5pm, Saturday and
Sunday, April 15th to Christmas.

info@food-works.org
Old Saybrook
17 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475



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Tel: 860-395-0770
info@food-works.org
http://food-works.org

In addition to a large selection of natural and organic groceries, Foodworks stocks hormone and
antibiotic free deli meats, as well as a small supply of frozen, natural meats. Fresh free-range eggs
and organic dairy items are always available.


Foodworks is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It's Only Natural Market
386 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Tel: 860-346-1786
itsonlynaturalmkt@msn.com
http://www.itsonlynaturalmarket.com

At It's Only Natural Market we have built our business on customer service and integrity. Our
courteous and knowledgable staff is delighted to answer any of your questions. We carry only
certified organic produce.


Store hours are Monday through Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and
Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Killdeer Farm Stand
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
163 US Route 5 South, Norwich, VT 05055
Tel: 802-649-2852
scott@killdeerfarm.com
http://www.killdeerfarm.com

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Lebanon Co-op
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
12 Canterra Parkway, Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: 603-643-4889
comment@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.coop/about/lebanon-store

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Lebanon Health Food Store
90 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: 603-448-3700
http://www.lebanonhealthfoodstore.com/



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 Our store began over 11 years ago as a small, family-run neighborhood health food store. We have
evolved over the years and now carry not only vitamins, supplements, herbs and homeopathic
remedies, but also natural skin care, organic foods and local produce, wheat-dairy-gluten free foods,
fair-trade gifts, and home-brew supplies.

We are most widely known for our Lunch-all-Day Cafe, where you will find the best sandwiches in
the Upper Valley! Our Cafe prepares food for everyone, from vegetarian dishes and gluten-free
offerings, to our daily entrees and homemade pizza!

Lim's Health Food
403 Cottage Grove Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Tel: 860-243-3679



McCusker's Market
3 State Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Tel: 413-625-2548
Fax: 413-625-6031
staff@gfm.coop
http://www.mccuskersmarket.com

McCusker's brings fresh, quality foods and supplements to Shelburne Falls from around the world
and around the corner. We are proud of our hometown service and knowledgeable staff. We are
dedicated to the local farmer and to sustainable organic foods. Come see the great selection of
organic local produce and of course a range of naturally raised and organic meats. Also notable is a
large selection of cheeses and eggs, mostly organic and local. You will be able to taste the
difference.


Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8
p.m.

McCusker's Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
3 State Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Tel: 413-625-2548
Fax: 413-625-6031
email@greenfieldsmarket.coop
http://www.greenfieldsmarket.coop/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)



Moon Dog Cafe & Natural Foods Market
295 Main Street, On the Chester Green, Chester, VT 05143
Tel: 802-875-4966
Contact: Jacki Restmeyer



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perroluna55@yahoo.com
http://moondogcafe.blogspot.com/

Both a coffeeshop and a small natural grocery store, Moon Dog Cafe offers a small, but thoughtful,
selection of natural and organic foods. Certified organic produce, including some from local farms,
is available, as well as freshly baked bread. The store also features a dry bulk section, natural body
care products and a deli counter with hormone and antibiotic free meats. Local, certified organic
dairy products and eggs are always available. Moon Dog also sells limited amounts of natural or
organic meats, generally sold prepared and frozen.

HOURS: MON-SAT, 10-6. SUN 10-5.

Natural Food Store
374 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
Tel: 860-739-9916
Contact: Pam and Stephen Dutka
foodie13@hotmail.com

Natural Food Store, located on Niantic's picturesque Main Street, sells a variety of sustainable
foods, organic produce, herbs, vitamins and personal care products, as well as naturally raised
meats.

Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Natural Provisions
537 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Tel: 802-748-3587
Contact: Theresa Pope, Owner and CEO
tbadger@plainfield.bypass.com
http://www.naturalprovisionsvt.com/

Natural Provisions is located in an historic old church building with stained glass windows in St.
Johnsbury. It has locally baked bread, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, a big selection of grains,
canned organic foods, all-natural pet food, aromatherapy, and other groceries. The meat here is
frozen chicken and beefalo, and the eggs are cage-free and organic. Natural Provisions also sells
kitchenware, houseware, and beautiful glassware.

Provisions International
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
42 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001 info@provisionsintl.com
http://www.provisionsintl.com/

Wholesale food distributor that offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell
Farm

(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Smyth's Trinity Dairy Farm
4 Oliver Rd. , Enfield, CT 06082
Tel: 860-745-0751



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Fax: same
Contact: Anne Smyth Dugas
annedugas@sbcglobal.net

We are a small family dairy farm. We bottle milk on our farm in glass bottles. We make whole, 1%,
skim, chocolate and coffee milk. We also make 1/2 and 1/2, butter and yogurt. We have a small
store on the farm open Mon-Fri 2:30pm 5:30pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. Call us at the farm at
(860)-745-0751 or just stop by. We are located off of I91 exit 46 take a right off the ramp and go
north one mile to Oliver RD. Hope to see you there.

South End Market
45 S. Main St., Bradford, VT 05033
Tel: 802-222-5701
Contact: Calista

South End Market is tiny but you can live out of it- it's packed floor to ceiling with groceries and
goods. It has all-natural Highland beef that is grass-fed and raised on pasture year round. South
End Market also has chicken, pork, turkey, and bison as well as organic dairy products and eggs
from local farms.

St. J. Food Co-op
490 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Tel: 802-748-9498
Fax: n/a
Contact: Melissa Bridges
melissa@stjfoodcoop.com
http://www.stjfoodcoop.com

Many of Vermont's farm-grown and raised products find their way to St. Johnsbury Food Co-op. Just
about everything here comes from a small, sustainable operation where the animals are pastured
and there's no such thing as routine use of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics.
Everything is all-natural.


The store features a great selection of locally-raised meats, all of which are completely
non-medicated and as clean as can be. Please note that the meats are frozen. The fish is fresh on
Tuesdays when the new shipment comes in, but get there early because by the end of the day they
find their way into the freezer.


The co-op also has a sizeable organic grocery and bulk section offering herbs, grains, and spices.
Perhaps the thing that sets the co-op aside the most is its impressive selection of local cheeses and
wines. Drop by for some aromatic, delicious goat and/or cow cheeses raised by small, artisan
farmers.


Store hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9am to 6pm; Thursday and Friday, 9am to
7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

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51 State Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-584-2301
info@statestreetfruit.com
http://www.statestreetfruit.com

We're more than a fruit store. Although it started in the 1930's solely as a fruit store, State Street has
grown to be much more. Sure we have fresh fruits and vegetables from all over the world, but we
also very actively support local farms by having produce grown by our Connecticut River Valley
neighbors whenever available. And we offer local products, specialty foods, locally roasted coffee,
and homemade baked goods. We also have organic produce, dairy products and eggs, organic
all-natural groceries, tofu products, and frozen foods.


State Street is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturday.

Stella's Italian Kitchen and Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
5 Main Street, Lyme, NH 03768
Tel: 603-795-4302
info@stellaslyme.com
http://www.stellaslyme.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Table and Vine
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
1119 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
Tel: 800-474-2449
Fax: 413-747-9047
staff@tableandvine.com
http://www.tableandvine.com/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Table & Vine is the East Coast's premier fine wine, spirits, beer and specialty foods destination
located off Interstate 91 at the “Crossroads of New England” and in heart of Massachusetts'
beautiful Pioneer Valley.

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:30am-11pm
Sunday: Noon-6pm

Take Interstate 91 North to Exit 13B, Route 5 South. Follow the ramp for Route 5 South and stay in
the left lane at the light. Follow the left lane traffic into the Riverdale Shops plaza. Follow the lane,
and take your first left. Table & Vine is at the end of the lane. Get directions to our store from where
you are here.




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Taftsville Country Store
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
404 Woodstock Road, Taftsville, VT 05073
Tel: 800-854-0013
http://www.taftsville.com/splash

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

A Center for Genuine Vermont Specialty Foods

Today, the Taftsville Country Store still fits the classic definition of a true "Country Store". The upper
floors comprise the owner's apartment. The local post office has spent most of its time in the store,
and is currently located in the old carriage shed attached to the store. You can still buy a
newspaper, a quart of milk and a dozen fresh eggs here! Much of the building's original character is
retained. The old wooden floors have been preserved along with the tin ceilings and a brick chimney
that rises through the center of the ground floor. Old farm tools and collectibles line the walls. A visit
to the store is an opportunity to step back in time, but you'll also find the finest selection of Vermont
cheeses and specialty foods around.

Inside the Taftsville Country Store
We are best known for our selection of Vermont cheeses, probably the finest you will find anywhere.
Vermont is gaining a reputation as the "Napa Valley of Cheese", and we'll show you why. We carry
over forty different Vermont cheeses, including (but not limited to, because the Proprietor is always
finding new ones) Cheddar from mild to extra sharp, flavored Cheddar, Colby, Artisan Alpine, Jack,
Artisan Manchego, Blue, Brie, Camembert, Chevre, Gouda, some unique farm cheeses that defy
classification, and several smoked cheeses. Our assortment includes cow, goat, and sheep milk
cheeses, and a number of artisan farmstead cheeses cut from the wheel. Our old standby is a four
year old cheddar from Grafton Village Cheese Company, an extra sharp cheddar you'll have to taste
before you leave the store.

In addition to the cheese, you'll find maple syrup in an array of containers, from tin to imported glass.
The selection of gourmet foods boggles the mind! Homemade jams & jellies, conserves, pancakes &
muffin mixes, bread & cake mixes, fruit butters, honey, mustards(including a roasted garlic Dijon
that'll make you throw the Grey Poupon away!), pickles, barbecue sauces, pasta & pasta sauces,
Vermont smokehouse hams, bacon and sausage.

If you can't make it to the store, send for a free catalogue or call toll free 1-800-854-0013. By the
way, the catalogue is pure Vermont. You'll want to pin it up somewhere to remind you about a great
state and a superb store! Special gift packages are available and everything is shipped in Vermont
woodshavings, not styrofoam.

Open daily 8am to 6pm, 'till 5pm during the winter

The Co-op Food Stores
12 Centerra Pkway, Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: 603-643-2667
comment@coopfoodstore.com
http://www.coopfoodstore.com/




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How far did the food on your table travel before it finally reached you? When you buy locally from a
Co-op area food producer, you not only get good, nutritious food from sources you can trust, you
also help to support the environment, your community, and the local economy.

More than 240 local and regional farms and food producers supply the Co-op. Buy direct from them
or when you visit us! We'll be building our website over time so that eventually you will know who
each and every one of our area producers and how you can find them.

Our Co-op is among the oldest and most successful of its kind in the United States.

One of many consumer cooperatives started during the years of the Great Depression, the Hanover
Consumer Cooperative Society now operates the Co-op Food Stores, Co-op Community Food
Market, Co-op Service Center, and Commissary Kitchen. These businesses are operated for the
benefit of our members and community.


The Lyndon Freighthouse
1000 Broad St, Lyndonville, VT 05851
Tel: 802-626-1400
info@thelyndonfreighthouse.com
http://www.thelyndonfreighthouse.com

Farm fresh, local and organic ingredients are the core of our business. We serve certified organic
grass fed beef and certified organic vegetables, local maple syrup, and menu choices prepared with
fresh local ingredients. Enjoy a cup of fresh brewed Starbucks coffee or order from our full service
espresso counter. We serve fresh baked pastries and desserts. Choose from over 60 flavors of ice
cream. Organic wine and local brews are the perfect complement to our famous "Freighthouse
Burger," served on an organic bun with organic french fries and homemade coleslaw. Or, try our
own certified organic grass fed sirloin steak with our own organic mashed potato and vegetable. We
invite you to enjoy our relaxed atmosphere in an authentic 1868 Freighthouse where "good friends
and good food meet."


Trader Joe's
West Hartford
1489 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110
Tel: 860-561-4771
http://traderjoes.com/index.html

Trader Joe's is a grocery store franchise that offers high-quality natural products at low prices, and
offers unconventional and interesting products, as well as everyday basics.

Trader Joe's boasts organic produce, dairy, meats, whole grains, dry goods and cleaning products,
as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food items. All Trader Joe's private label products
contain NO artificial flavors, colors or preservatives; NO MSG; NO added trans fats; and are sourced
from non-genetically modified ingredients.

Visit your local Trader Joe's to indulge in interesting, upscale products at terrific low prices.

Trading Hours: 9am - 9pm



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Trader Joe's
375 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035
Tel: 413-587-3260
http://traderjoes.com/index.html

Trader Joe's is a grocery store franchise that offers high-quality natural products at low prices, and
offers unconventional and interesting products, as well as everyday basics.

Trader Joe's boasts organic produce, dairy, meats, whole grains, dry goods and cleaning products,
as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food items. All Trader Joe's private label products
contain NO artificial flavors, colors or preservatives; NO MSG; NO added trans fats; and are sourced
from non-genetically modified ingredients.

Visit your local Trader Joe's to indulge in interesting, upscale products at terrific low prices.

Trading Hours: 9am - 9pm


Tulmeadow Farm
255 Farms Village Rd, W. Simsbury, CT 06092
Tel: 860-658-1430
Contact: Don Tuller
tulmeadowfarm@aol.com
http://tulmeadowfarmstore.com

Tulmeadow Farm has been farmed by the Tuller family since 1768.The farm produces and sells
grass-fed beef, small vegetables including heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, baby greens, peppers,
squash, broccoli and much more. Our farmstore carries local fruits and other local products. We
make a premium ice cream line right here on the farm (voted #1 in Ct by Hartford Magazine 2010).
We offer local bedding plant and Christmas trees, and have a 25 member CSA. We also grow and
sell straw, feed hay and mulch hay. Visit our website at Tulmeadowfarmstore.com for more details.

Upper Valley Food Co-op
193 North Main St., White River Junction, VT 05001
Tel: 802-295-5804
Contact: Kye Cochran
Kye@uppervalleyfood.coop
http://www.uppervalleyfood.coop/

At Upper Valley Foods Co-op you can find beef and chicken that was produced humanely and in an
environmentally sustainable way. There is also organic dairy and eggs from a variety of local
vendors.

Store Hours:
Weekdays and Saturday 9am - 8pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm

Upper Valley Food Co-op
Animal Welfare Approved Listing



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193 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001
Tel: 802-295-5804
Kye@uppervalleyfood.coop
http://www.uppervalleyfood.coop/

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

Urban Oaks Organic Farm
225 Oak Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: 860-223-6200
Contact: Mike Kandefer
urbanoaks@earthlink.net
http://www.blog.urbanoaks.org/

Urban Oaks is a year-round organic, urban farm on 3+ acres with 6 overflowing greenhouses. We
offer wholesale and retail produce as well as seedlings in the spring.


Urban Oaks specializes in greens, herbs and heirloom tomatoes and more, and operates a farm
store on Friday's and Saturday's that is open to the public and has a complete line of produce,
naturally raised. Local meats and baked goods all from local vendors.


Urban Oaks also offers community gardens, educational programs, winter and summer CSA's and
more. WIC and SNAP accepted.

Village Co-Op
180 Rattlesnake Gutter Road, Leverett, MA 01054
Tel: 413-367-9794

The Village Co-op is a consumer-owned, community-built natural foods and general store featuring
local organic produce, regional products, bulk buying, and in-store bakery/deli, and naturally raised
meats, all in a country setting on the beautiful Sawmill River in historic Moore's Corner.


Store hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Waawwe (We All Are What We Eat) Farms Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
Vermont 10 and Vermont 103 (On Corner), Gassetts, VT 05143
Tel: 802-875-FOOD
Webmaster@waawwe.com
http://www.waawwe.com/index.html

Offers Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese from Consider Bardwell Farm
(www.considerbardwellfarm.com)

White Gate Farm
83 Upper Pattagansett Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333



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Tel: 860-739-9585
Contact: Pauline Lord
info@whitegatefarm.net
http://www.whitegatefarm.net

White Gate Farm specializes in fresh organic produce, poultry, eggs, and flowers. Situated in
Southeastern Connecticut on 100 acres of lovely New England landscape, it is a great destination
for shopping at our farm stand, visiting the animals and seeing a small family farm that above all
values the health of its customers and the environment.

Whole Foods Market
West Hartford
50 Raymond Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
Tel: 860-523-8500
Fax: 860-523-850
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Founded in 1980 as one small store in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is now the world's
largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with 162 stores in North America and the United
Kingdom. To date Whole Foods Market remains uniquely mission driven: We're highly selective
about what we sell, dedicated to stringent Quality Standards, and committed to sustainable
agriculture.


We believe in a virtuous circle entwining the food chain, human beings and Mother Earth: each is
reliant upon the others through a beautiful and delicate symbiosis.


Store hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Whole Foods Market
Bishops Corner
340 N. Main St., West Hartford, CT 06117
Tel: 860-523-7174
Fax: 860-523-7606
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Founded in 1980 as one small store in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is now the world's
largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with 162 stores in North America and the United
Kingdom. To date Whole Foods Market remains uniquely mission driven: We're highly selective
about what we sell, dedicated to stringent Quality Standards, and committed to sustainable
agriculture.


We believe in a virtuous circle entwining the food chain, human beings and Mother Earth: each is
reliant upon the others through a beautiful and delicate symbiosis.


Store hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.




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Whole Foods Market
Hadley
327 Russell St,, Hadley, MA 01035
Tel: 413-586-9932
Fax: 413-584-4588
http://www.wholefoods.com/

Founded in 1980 as one small store in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market® is now the world's
largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with nearly 200 stores in North America and the United
Kingdom. To date Whole Foods Market remains uniquely mission driven: We're highly selective
about what we sell, dedicated to stringent Quality Standards, and committed to sustainable
agriculture. We believe in a virtuous circle entwining the food chain, human beings and Mother
Earth: each is reliant upon the others through a beautiful and delicate symbiosis.


Store hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Whole Foods Market
West Hartford
50 Raymond Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
Tel: 860-523-8500
Contact: Siobhan Hinckley
http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/westhartford/



Whole Foods Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
50 Raymond Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107
Tel: 860-523-8500
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Ask for Animal Welfare Approved grassfed beef from American Grassfed Beef

Whole Foods Market
Animal Welfare Approved Listing
327 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035
Tel: 413.586.9932
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Offers Animal Welfare Approved beef from American Grassfed Beef




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