Now Let's Talk Local!
The USDA says that a "Local Farm" of "Local Product" can come from as far away as 400 miles from the place of consumption or even from with-in the same states boundries. For us at North, its about the term "Know thy farmer". We know all of our farmers, shake their hands, give them huggs when they need them and even help raise money for them when a tradegy occurs.
At North our average farm is about 64 miles from the restaurant, with many being even closer. Here's to you, Mimi, Kevin, Guy, Vivian and Mike we would not be who we are without you!!!
meet our family of farmers
Guy Jones & Blooming Hill Farms (56.5 Miles from North): Guy is at North almost twice a week dropping off the bounty of his farm. Guy is what you might call a "celebrity farmer" one of the founding memebers of the Union Square Greenmarket, Guy has been farming for the likes of Mario Batali, Jeans-George and Tom Coliccchio for almost 30 years. If Guy is busy it is not that abnormal to see his son Sky Jones driving the delivery truck to North. If you want a real farm treat, try the brunch at Blooming Hill Farms on a Sunday, you will not forget it!
I&ME Farm (7.3 Miles from North): Mimi is like our gardian angel, blessing us with her spirit, produce and love several days a week. If you want the greatest micro greens in the country, don't order from Chef's Garden in Ohio just call up Mimi, because she has them. We would not be where we are today without Mimi's love.
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Sycamore Farms (61.7 Miles from North): As a child Chef Eric spent many hours on the farm. Sycamore’s steadfast commitment to high quality produce allows North to operate at the highest level. The first corn ever to enter into the kitchen at North was that of Sycamore Farms… does it get any better?
Josef Meiller Slaughterhouse (74.4 Miles from North): Once a week Chef travels to Pine Plains to receive our freshly slaughtered animals. One of the goals for Restaurant North was to start butchering whole animals as early as year number one. Josef Meiller and Mike Meiller have allowed our dreams to come true. We bring in an entire Black Angus Steer, grassfed, from Meiller's about once every 4-6 weeks.
Battenkill Valley Creamery (174.2 Miles From North) : Battenkill Valley Creamery is a growing dairy business founded by Donald and Seth McEachron (4th and 5th generation farmers, respectively.) In February of 2008 Donald and Seth began processing and bottling milk on their family farm in Salem, NY. In February of 2009 they started making their truly homemade, super premium ice cream. BVC’s milk is all-natural and 100% traceable.
North Fork Sea Salt Company (36.2 Miles from North) : North Fork Sea Salt Co. launched its salty venture in October 2012. Owner/Paludier (salt farmer) & NOFO native Scott Bollman strives to create the best finishing salt the East Coast has to offer. Bollman’s technique is a traditional one. His method uses the evaporation of seawater through fire, finished by sun and open air. Harvested from the beautiful waters of Eastern Long Island, North Fork finishing salts’ taste, texture, and appearance is nature at its best. This kitchen essential is a must for chefs & home cooks. Agriculture has been a large part of The North Fork way of life for 360 years and its farms, vineyards and fisheries continue this tradition.
Iliamna Fish Company (134.2 Miles from North) :
Iliamna partners with local fishermen from small-scale sustainable wild fisheries, finding better markets for their catch. Delivering overnight direct from the dock, creating a direct connection from fisherman to chef.
Our contribution is an all-natural process, start to finish!
Fazio Farms (62.8 Miles from North) : Fazio Farms is situated in Modena, New York, in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Carefully and comfortably raised and never treated with any hormones or antibiotics, Fazio's Farm has rabbits, ducks, cornish cross, in addition to many others. These animals are shipped fresh and are available year round.
Beaverkill Trout Hatchery (117 Miles from North) : Established in 1963, the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery is one of the oldest providers of trout privately and for restaurants in New York state. Run by the Shaver family for five generations, Beaverkill offers a pay-to-fish pond as well as a roadside stand in addition to fresh shipments of trout to local restaurants in the NY, NJ, and CT areas.