Hudson Valley Bounty
Meet the Bounty Bag Companies
David J. Allen
Lavenlair Farm, LLC
Lavender Farm Whitehall, NY (Washington County)
David and his wife Diane are the owners of Lavenlair Farms, a 4000 plant farm selling 18 varieties of lavender and producing a wide variety of lavender bath and body products, and lavender honey. The property also includes a 200 year old farmhouse and meditative labyrinth. David is a seasoned project manager..
Future plans include a new farm building to incorporate the old one room school house on the property for production and classroom/cafe space to enhance the agri-tourism experience. A propagation greenhouse is also planned to provide serious gardeners with a selection of lavenders hardy to the Adirondack region. Read more about the farm at www.Lavenlairfarm.com.
Raspberry Fields Farm, LLC
Consumer Packaged Goods
Marlboro, NY (Ulster County)
After founding and running a gift basket company featuring locally sourced artisan foods for ten years, Sara created Raspberry Fields Farms in 2007, a small batch, artisan purveyor of granola, cookies, gift boxes and wedding favors. She is also a founder and member of Meet Me in Marlborough, a group of farmers and businesses united to promote local agriculture and tourism. Now Raspberry Fields Farms is planning to expand its commercial production and retail spaces, as well as explore new regional partnerships. Learn more about the products at www.raspberryfieldsfarm.com.
Fishkill Farms Apple Farm and Cidery
Hopewell Junction, NY (Dutchess County)
Fishkill Farms has been in continuous operation in the Morgenthau family for over 50 years, with Josh as Managing Partner for the past eight. In that time, Josh has overseen the expansion of the farm, which has 150 acres in production, a farm store, fresh cider press, and U-Pick operation. Fishkill is currently expanding its operations to include a craft cidery, tasting room and large scale event space. Learn more about the farm at www.fishkillfarms.com
Marjorie and David Randles
Argyle Cheese Farmer
Farm and Cheese and Yogurt Producer
Argyle, NY (Washington County)
The Randles are hands-on cheese and yogurt makers and the owners of Argyle Cheese Farm.
Using milk from the family dairy farm, they produce cheese, buttermilk and yogurt, which is also used in other products they make - smoothies, salad dressings and cheesecakes.Dave had previously been a full-time dairy farmer for 40 years and Marge had owned a tax and financial planning practice for 30 years. Both are graduates of the Cornell University College of Agriculture. They are scaling up their processing and retail spaces to increase their market presence throughout the region. Learn more about the Randles at www.cheesefarmer.com.
Soukup Farms Maple Farm
Dover Plains, NY (Dutchess County)
Mark and Jennifer Soukup began expanding maple syrup production from just a side hobby on the farm to the central focus of the business. Building upon tradition while expanding maple production along with sales of maple products has turned the farm into a recognized producer of outstanding maple syrup and value-added goods. Prior to 2015 mark was a fulltime mechanical engineer, with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Jennifer has worked in the food service industry and has a degree in Culinary and Service Management from Paul Smith’s College. Read more about the farm’s production at www.soukupfarms.com.
Consumer Packaged Goods
Craryville, NY (Columbia County)
With a background as a freelance writer and French instructor at the high school and college levels, and a lifelong cook who made preserves growing up with her mother, Coline, Brigid founded les collines in 2013 as a producer of small-batch, locally sourced, sweet and savory artisanal jellies and preserves. Currently selling in stores across four states, les collines has set its sights on expanding production and distribution.
Visit www.thelifeipicked.com to learn more about the jelly, Brigid’s writing, and her love of place, animals, good stories and good food locally grown.
Sampling products grown and made by Hudson Valley Bounty members
Tivoli, NY (Dutchess County)
Migliorelli Farm is a family-run fruit and vegetable farm located in Northern Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. Now in its 3rd generation, Migliorelli Farm is growing over 130 different varieties of fruits and vegetables, including the same strain of broccoli raab. In 1998, Ken Migliorelli sold all developing rights of his farm to be protected through a Scenic Hudson conservation easement to remain farmland forever and provide scenic beauty and wholesome food to our local community and the greenmarkets of NYC. Read more at http://migliorelli.com.
The Peanut Principle
Albany, NY (Albany County)
Initially in the wholesale candy business, Joe and his wife Shannon chose to establish a healthier food business and decided on nut butters. Using special grinding equipment, the Campagnas grind the traditional peanut, but also many other types of nuts, including cashew, almond, macadamia, pecans and others and combine them with flavorful, natural ingredients for a unique and healthy product. Check out their products at
Daniel and Shannon Leader
Katrine, NY (Ulster County)
Daniel and Sharon Leader established Bread Alone in 1983. The company focuses on naturally fermented, organic, artisan breads baked in a wood-fired brick oven. They have grown from selling their first loaves out of the side door of their bakery to operating four cafes and retailing in farmers’ markets and other outlets across the Hudson Valley. Bread Alone’s main bakery in Kingston opened in 2014. Find your closest location at www.breadalone.com.
Mike & Paul Harney
Harney and Sons
Millerton, NY (Dutchess County)
Harney and Sons
John Harney started producing teas in his basement in 1983, and has been producing fine teas that are now sold all over the world ever since. Harney and Sons is now headquartered in Millerton filling 90,000 square feet of warehouse space, and are bottling teas in Hudson. Mike and Paul, John’s sons, now work with their employees produce over three hundred types of teas. Find all the variety at www.harney.com.
Hudson Standard Shrub
The idea for The Hudson Standard began when a few friends started talking about the handcrafted bitters trend on the west coast. By 2012, we were exploring making bitters here in the Hudson Valley. At the same time, we got really excited about shrubs– syrups made from fruit, vinegar and sweetener. Shrubs make for a creative and versatile cocktail mixer and are equally adept as a stand- alone non-alcoholic cocktail, added to seltzer. We call it an “adult” soda because it is both tart and sweet, pretty complex. We feel The Hudson Standard is a welcome convergence between the cocktail revolution and the “farm to table” movement. Unique flavor offerings include Pear Honey Ginger Shrub, Ginger Bitters. Strawberry Rhubarb Shrub, Apple Coriander Maple Shrub, Spruce Shoot, Celery Bitters, Cassis Berry, Peach Lavender and Love-Struck Bitters. Find out more at https://thehudsonstandard.com/
Hudson Valley Harvest
Hudson Valley Harvest aggregates and distributes product from over 50 Hudson Valley farms to restaurants, grocers, and institutions throughout the Tri-State Area, increasing access to local foods.
Our goal is to change the food system: to provide easy access to local, healthy food and improve the financial well-being of the farms we work with in a sustainable way. We believe in keeping food close to the source, both by keeping it local and by minimal processing. We work with our farms to provide local, traceable, transparent food of the highest quality. Hudson Valley Harvest only works with farms and product from the Hudson Valley. We know our farmers, what they grow and how they grow it. We embrace transparency and traceability, and we put that information on every package. As a result, you receive stunning fresh vegetables and fruits in season and we also make sure we freeze and jar enough at the peak of season so they can be enjoyed year round. Get to know the food you eat with Hudson Valley Harvest. Find out more at http://hv-harvest.com/