Many hands have labored to bring Random Harvest to life in it’s newest incarnation. The Random Harvest Team would like to extend deep gratitude to the workers who renovated our late 1800’s building to be the beautiful gathering space that it is, the many consultants who helped us organize ourselves as a worker-owned cooperative and mission-driven business, and the friends and family who support us emotionally, financially, and relationally in ongoing ways. It takes a village!
A massive thank you to our visionary Project Manager Marc Shafler who coordinated the restoration of our building, lending his creative eye to every detail of the project and creating a space of beauty sure to last at least another century! When not scheming his next beautiful creation, Marc can be found managing Helsinki Hudson, his other architectural masterpiece.
General Contractor: Sam Spragis and Crew - 518-573-1349
Electrician: Tommy Palmer and Crew - 518-407-1815
Painting: Lonnie Thorne and Crew - 518-928-2074
Tile: Josh Sirlin - 518-470-6379
Plumbing, Cooling and Heating: Will’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing - (518) 929-3125
Excavation, Septic, Sanitation: Carmen Barbato - (518) 325-3331
Structural Straightening: Ed Russel
Engineering: Wolfgang and Jennifer Stockmeier
Carpentry: Jeremy Gage and Otis Lougheed
Carpentry: Luke Olsen- 413-717-1934 (who built our beautiful check out counter!)
Fire Suppression and Awning: Sausbier’s - 518-828-3748
Drywall: Burkhart Williams Contracting LLC - 518-928-3913
Concrete: Josh Kuhnen - 518-858-9892
Roofing: Greenport Roofing - (518) 828-5249
Flooring: Country Home Flooring - 518-329-7107
Glass: Sheldon Glass - 518-325-4661
Fencing: Roma Fence Co. - 518-828-3686
Insulation: Advantage Insulation Inc.
Lift: Albany Lift - 888-558-5438
Railing and Stair Fabrication: S&S Fabrication - 518-828-2022
Caretaking: Matt Rogers - 518-755-7930 (also the longest standing Random Harvest employee!)
Community Board, Truck Restoration, Seasonal Decorations: Patrick Jansen - 518-751-6527
Truck Sign: Gwen Sherman - 518-697-9216
Building Sign: Wood and Wood Signs
Photography: Lawrence Braun
Logo and Website Development: Sophie Wedd Design
Financial Projections: Gregg Osofsky, Watershed Center
Cooperative Development: Brooke Lehman, Watershed Center
Pro Bono Legal Advice: Jacob Meyer Thank you Jacob for your generous donation of time.
Legal Advice: John Friedman
Cooperative Structuring Legal Advice: Michael Haber. Thank you to Michael for your pro bono support!
Aesthetic and Business Consultation: Deborah McDowell, Helsinki Hudson
Financial Projections: Lucy Pavalock, Custom Business Solutions
Financial Projections: Melissa Lydon, Arista Advisory Group
Mission/Vision/Values Facilitation & Chalkboard: Sol Weiss, Solyweiss@gmail.com
Market Development: Zach Hill
Financial Projections: CDS Consulting Coop
Market Feasibility Study: G2G Research Group
Thank you to the generous folks from the many markets and coops we visited who helped us with our Market Research and Development:
Argus Farm Stop crew: Bill and Kathy Sample, Laura and Brian Barch
Local Roots coop in Worcester, OH
Buffalo Mountain Coop in Hardwick, VT
Plainfield Coop in Plainfield, VT
Franklin Community Coop in Greenfield, MA
BreadHive Bakery & Cafe in Buffalo, NY
A massive thank you to Cameron Melville for being our primary funder and for being our friend and co-conspirator in the Hudson Valley. Cameron is one of the owners of Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY and supports local artists and creatives by hosting Helsinki’s popular and quirky open mic on Tuesday nights and through his other projects in New Orleans, LA and Los Angeles, CA.
Thank you Steve and Ruthie Melville for helping fund our project and for supporting our local food system in the many ways that you do.
Thank you to Cassidy A. Maze for bringing together the first two people on our team and being a solidly supportive friend from the inception of this idea through it’s fruition. Cassidy is a visionary creative doing exciting work in the Hudson Valley. Check her out at www.cassidyamaze.com.
Thank you Roz Pope Meyer for being a stalwart believer in our vision and helping us believe in ourselves.
Big thank you to Christine and Paul Hanafin who dreamed the first incarnation of Random Harvest into existence, offering a market to the neighborhood that many people worked in, sold to, and bought their groceries from. We’re grateful to inherit the legacy of this space and bring it back to life for many decades to come.
And a huge thank you to all of our producers and to everyone who came to a community meeting leading to our opening!