Cows grazing in the pasture at Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, N.Y. Credit…Lauren Lancaster for The New York Times Hawthorne Valley Farm’s Manager, Spencer Fenniman, spoke with New York Times reporter Andrew Jacobs this past fall about the ethics of...
Hawthorne Valley Farm (HVF) is adding four greenhouses to its vegetable growing operation to meet the demand for fresh, Biodynamic® produce. Two greenhouses were installed in late October, with an additional two being put up this November by HVF’s farm team. The...
Earlier this year, Hannah Otten, Hawthorne Valley School class of 2012, was working on getting into medical school. She graduated from Bates College with a degree in Math in 2016 and returned to the area to take courses at UAlbany to pursue her growing interest in...
This summer, Hawthorne Valley was pleased to serve as a worksite for the Columbia-Greene Workforce Development’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), offering two placements to county youth. As part of the placement, the youth gained 6 weeks of experience working...
Hawthorne Valley is pleased to announce that Alfa Demmellash, co-founder and CEO of Rising Tide Capital, has joined its Board of Trustees. “I am so inspired by Alfa and am moved by her vision and commitment to create a regenerative, resilient and just economy that...
Hawthorne Valley CEO Martin Ping, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and the Interbranch Management Group, has appointed Lauren Wolff to serve as Interim Chief Operating Officer beginning July 2020. The Interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) is charged with...
Extreme integrity. This store offers some of the best food in the entire world. Beautiful, local biodynamic selection.
This is one of the most beautiful farms – the animals are treated with love and respect. Such an incredible and gorgeous farm. The farm store is clean and there’s such a variety. The food is always organic and delicious. You must visit!
I’ve been here many times, usually on a day trip to get lunch, and to take in the vibe of the community. The food is always outrageously good and the atmosphere tranquil. There are few places like this, where such cooperative values and commitment to high-quality organic food production are so intrinsically linked. This sort of symbiotic relationship between humanism and the environment is the antidote for corporate America. We need more places like Hawthorne Valley.
I wish there was an ‘obsessed with’ button!
Move to Ghent, NY, and live only on Hawthorne Farm Store products
What can we say about this now legendary establishment? It’s *everything* you want in a local fresh healthy food and grocery store. A staple of the area for so long now. Raw milk. Fresh, biodynamically-grown vegetables and fruit. Wonderful baked goods and granolas. Every town in the world should have a store like this! They simply do everything right! We’re so glad HVF is so close to home for us!
Hands down best grocery store in the area. Excellent selection of local produce and meat as well as bulk foods and natural health/beauty department. Highly recommend!
Came from Long Island in search of local organic farms and markets. This farm store had the best products. We were in need of raw milk, best hands down! The baked goods were amazing and so delicious. First time we were able to find baked organic goods with minimal ingredients and soy free. The hot food selection was awesome as well. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. The prices were very reasonable. Love this place and will be back soon.
Raw milk, top-notch sauerkraut, cheeses and a full line array of other organic, biodynamic and local products, this is SO much more than your average farm stand! Hawthorne Valley Farm’s flagship products can be found throughout NYC but if you’re ever up this way, it’s worth stopping by to see where the magic happens.