Early Morning Farm, Genoa, NY
Early Morning Farm began in 1999 by founder Anton Burkett, with a mission to be a positive change of ecological issues through food production. He started with 3 acres of land in Southern Cayuga County, and now is in his 18th season, farms over 100 acres, and serves one of the largest CSA programs in the North East.
Cornell Orchards, Ithaca NY
Cornell Orchards was planted by Cornell University over 100 years ago as a pomology and viticulture training and research ground. Today the farm spans 140 acres between multiple locations and has a retail store where visitors can buy apples, other fruits, and their famous fresh cider. The orchards and retail store are located in Ithaca, just south of the University Campus.
Plowbreak Farm, Ithaca NY
Plowbreakfarm was started 5 years ago by husband and wife Aaron Munzer and Kara Cusolito in Hector, New York near Seneca Lake.
The couple was inspired to start the farm because of their desire to have careers working in the outdoors, and to work with each other and the community. They began by renting ground, farming, and selling their produce in the Ithaca region.
Crooked Carrot, Danby, NY
Crooked Carrot is a farm and community kitchen founded by Silas Conroy in 2011. The business began at Stick and Stone Farm, where Silas was a farm manager and started Crooked Carrot in his spare time. He now manages Crooked Carrot full time with the help of 5 or so employees. The Crooked Carrot team has a thriving compassion for the local food movement that is reflected in their daily activity and interaction with each other and community partners.
Emmi and Sons, Liverpool, NY
The Emmi Family farm was started during World War II by Anthony Emmi in North Syracuse, NY. The Emmi’s raised small fruits and vegetables and sold most of their products at their roadside stand and the Regional Market in Syracuse, New York. Anthony Emmi’s son, Carmen Emmi and son-in-law Sam Mangano increased the size of the farm over the years to approximately 80 acres and incorporated as Emmi & Sons Inc. in 1961. Tony Emmi, Carmen Emmi’s son joined the farm in 1992. Today the Emmi’s raise 300 acres of small Fruits and Vegetables and employ over 90 people during the season. Emmi’s main crops are blueberries, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, squash and apples.