Where to Buy Local Products in the Town

 

On this page, you will be able to locate providers of Town of Ithaca agricultural products.  An alphabetical list of farms is provided below.  Please take time to review each farm and connect to their websites for additional information.

Please note that not every farm in the Town of Ithaca has chosen to participate on our website at this time.  To add or update your farm listing, please contact Michael Smith, Environmental Planner, at 607-273-1747


Farm Name: A.J. Teeter Farm

Owners / Managers Name: Alan & Debbie Teeter

Address / Location: 71 Gray Road, Ithaca NY 14850

Phone: 607-277-4547

Email: AJTeeterFarm@msn.com

Farm Website: www.AJTeeterFarm.com

Season: year-round for Gardener’s Skin Balm, beef primarily in the fall, September and October for hayrides, February for vegetable seedling orders with an April-May delivery

Days / Hours Open: varies, and by appointment

Products Available: Fall foliage hayrides, grass-fed beef by the half of split-half, Gardener’s Skin Balm

Additional Information: A.J. Teeter Farm is the oldest family farm in the Town of Ithaca. We were one of the first CSA (Community Support Agriculture) farms in the county, and only gave that up, regretfully, when we assumed responsibility for the entire farm and those responsibilities no longer allowed for the time needed to run a CSA. We continued to grow our own vegetable seedlings for transplant and have been a regular vendor at the Annual Ithaca Plant Sale for many years. Starting in 2013, we will offer Custom Transplants, adapting a CSA model, to provide a wider range of varieties as well as the exact quantities of the varieties our customers want. If this intrigues you, please contact us and we will be in touch after the first of the year.



Farm Name: Finger Lakes Meat Project

Farm Website: http://www.fingerlakesmeatproject.com



Farm Name: Hilker Haven Farm and Apiary

Owners / Managers Name: Willis “Bill” Hilker

Address / Location: 277 Burns Road, Ithaca NY 14850

Phone: 607-275-6964

Email: sshilk24@gmail.com

Farm Website:

Season: May through October

Days / Hours Open: Phone / email contact only; Saturday at Caroline Farmers Market (10 am – 2 pm) and Thursday at Enfield Farmers Market (3pm-7pm)

Products Available:  Local NY raw honey, orange blossom and palm honey from our Florida location, beeswax, crop pollination,



Farm Name: Kestrel Perch Berries

Owners / Managers Name: Katie Creeger

Address / Location: EcoVillage, Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca NY 14850

Phone: 607-275-0272

Email: ithacaberries@gmail.com

Farm Website: www.ithacaberries.com

Season: June through September

Days / Hours Open: varies; see website or email for details

Products Available: Strawberries, blueberries, red raspberries, red and black currants, gooseberries, elderberries

Additional Information: Kestrel Perch’s primary focus is a U-pick CSA (season memberships).  U-pick is also available on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis to subscribers to the Kestrel Perch PAYG listserv; please email for information


Farm Name: The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming: New Farmer Training Programs

Owners / Managers Name: Liz Coakley, Incubator Farm & Business Manager

Address / Location: 225 S Fulton Street, Ithaca NY 14850

Phone: 607-319-5095

Email: info@groundswellcenter.org

Farm Website: www.groundswellcenter.org

Season: year-round

Days / Hours Open:

Products Available: Groundswell offers beginning farmer training and food system education. Our programs include the Incubator Farm Business Program, Farm Tours, Food Justice Training, Farm Business Planning Course, Farmer Technical Courses, and one-on-one consultations for farmers and food entrepreneurs.  Please contact us about your farming interests.  Groundswell also hosts an online Event Calendar or regional farming & food events and Classified listings at www.groundswellcenter.org

Additional Information: Groundswell is a project of the Center for Transformative Action.


Farm Name: Indian Creek Farm

Owners / Managers Name: Stephen Cummins

Address / Location: 1408 Trumansburg Road (“1/2 mile past the hospital on Route 96”)

Phone: 607-227-8248

Email: indiancreekit@gmail.com

Farm Website: indiancreekithaca.com

Season: June through November — Starting with strawberry season and running through the apple-squash-sprout harvest

Days / Hours Open: Sunrise to Sunset every day

Products Available: U Pick or We Pick!  Strawberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, zucchini, cantaloupe, winter squash, brussels sprouts, flowers, cider and more!  Want to know what’s fresh?  Sign up to get weekly Fresh Crop Alerts at indiancreekithaca.com/subscribe.

Additional Information: “Bring the kids, bring a date, pack a picnic, pick a peach!”   We have picnic tables set around the farm.  Wander around and enjoy the beautiful views of Cornell and the valley.  We are like a state park with no entrance fee.  Hang out and play frisbee.  Also don’t miss the giant Pigs-n-Apples Party every October, when The Piggery and Indian Creek battle for bragging rights in a tug-of-war, with tons of harvest games and farm-fresh food for the whole family.


Farm Name: Tree Gate Farm

Owners / Managers Name: Sharon Tregaskis and Dean Koyanagi

Address / Location: West Hill

Phone: N/A

Email: treegatefarm@gmail.com

Farm Website: http://treegatefarm.blogspot.com

Season: May 15–October 30

Days / Hours Open: wholesale, only

Products Available: cider apples, vegetables


Farm Name: West Haven Organic Farm

Owners / Managers Name: John Bokaer-Smith

Address / Location: EcoVillage, 114 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 607-279-9483

Email: csa@westhavenfarm.net

Farm Website: www.westhavenfarm.net

Season: May through November

Days / Hours Open: Saturday at Ithaca Farmer’s Market

Products Available: Offering CSA shares. A variety of seasonal greens and vegetables, see website for detailed list.  Seedlings are available at the beginning of the season.  Fruit including apples, stone fruit, strawberries and melons