With new produce coming in every day, our magnolia tree in full bloom, and pansies from Markristo Farm at our doorstep, spring is finally here!
This month we’re excited to turn our Farmer Spotlight on women-owned Ironwood Farm in Ghent NY, tell you about our Product of the Month from Maple Leaf Sugaring, and share more about our community kitchen, healing space, and community offerings.
We'd love to get your feedback! Please fill out our first Customer Survey by May 15th and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate.
The Random Harvest Team
Lauren & Aliyah, Ironwood Farm
Ironwood Farm is another farm that helped to keep our produce deck fresh and full all winter long! Their sweet and crisp pea shoots are delicious plain, mixed into a salad, or atop your favorite dish. Newly in from Ironwood and flying quickly off the shelves are their spicy salad mix, cilantro, dill & bok choy. Ironwood is a women-owned farm run by Lauren and Aliyah. "I look to farming as a way to bring my family and work-life closer together. Importantly, it also keeps me in touch with my basic human need for nutritious, happy and healthy food," says Lauren. "Farming gives me the opportunity to work outside and produce nutritious food that sustains both me and my community" says Aliyah.
Maple Leaf Sugaring
Maple Leaf Sugaring began in the early 1990s with current co-owner Ben Madey and his two best friends. The original Random Harvest was one of the places they sold their syrup! In 2013 Ben and his wife Veronica restarted the operation, beginning by building a timber-frame sugarhouse sourced from trees felled and milled from their land. Today they produce organic maple syrup from over 5,000 taps!