Good food resources in the NY Finger Lakes area

 

halcyon acres produceHalcyon Acres® is in the process of relocating (read, the farm has been sold and we haven’t set up in a permanent new location). We will be offering herbs (custom mail order anywhere in the United States) in the coming months, along with a limited produce supply, but plans for next year will put us in another state (to be determined) as the produce season begins.

That said, you can still find chemical-free, fresh-picked produce in the area, if you’re willing to take a drive. Thanks to Angela Bedient for providing the information below.  

Local (Branchport, Penn Yan, Canandaigua) Farmers Markets 

The Branchport Farmer’s Market begins Tuesday May 28th and runs every Tuesday through October from 4-6:30 pm.  This market is located at the Branchport Fire Department.

 Penn Yan Farmer’s Market begins Saturday May 25th and runs every Saturday through October from 7:30 a.m. to noon. This market is located on Main Street Penn Yan.

 Canandaigua Farmer’s Market begins Saturday June 1st and runs every Saturday through October from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Find this market on Mill Street, which is one block off Main on Beeman Street.

Angela Bedient is a Potter local (my home town for 20 years up until this month of May) providing beef, pork and chicken year-round by the piece, small packages or half and whole animals. Bedient Farms Natural Beef is located on West Swamp Road 2 miles from Potter central (don’t blink – there’s a town hall, restaurant and usually some kind of signage on the other side of the road announcing the latest fire department fundraiser). She sells from the farm by appointment, offers local deliveries and has a booth at the Branchport and Canandaigua Farmer’s Markets. You can reach Bedient Farms and Angela via phone at (585) 738-3114.  

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Nanette Levin learned the produce practices she uses mostly the hard way over 20 years of experimentation. Hopefully you'll consider this site one of the many good resources that have cropped up to help you avoid mistakes as a new gardener or a more experienced one shifting to chemical-free solutions. There's a lot of free information (concerning plants and horses), but we also offer consultative support for those seeking customized attention.

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