about fingerlakes farms
CLEAN & FRESH FOOD | SUSTAINABLE | AFFORDABLE & ACCESSIBLE
Fortunately, the global trend in food consumption is towards locally produced, natural food. Unfortunately, “local,” “natural,” and “producer-only” don’t always mean “good.”
Just because it’s local doesn’t mean it’s efficiently distributed. Just because it’s antibiotic and hormone free doesn’t mean it’s safe to eat and invulnerable to potentially harmful bacteria. Just because you bought it at a farmer’s market doesn’t mean it was easy for the farmer to get it to you.
So how do you know what to buy and from whom?! We know you want to make the right choices, but it can be difficult to find information about the food we eat, especially if it was produced on a small scale.
Local farmers don’t often have the time or resources to set up a website with information about their products. They also don’t have time to spend a 12-hour day driving to, and selling at, a farmer’s market or a variety of farm stores and restaurants.
That’s where we come in. We want to connect the farmers who care about their products, with you, the consumer who cares about what you’re eating.
Trust our process, trust your food.
how organic is your organic?
Often, the tag “Certified Organic” can fool us into believing that our food was produced in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Really, “certified organic” has more to do specifically with technicalities of the feed and fertilizers than it does with the entire process. That’s not good enough for us to ensure the food is up to snuff. Organic does not mean pastured. Nor does it mean local.
We believe that, to ensure food is up to our lofty standards, we must focus on the entire process: the farm, the farmer, the feed, the distribution, and the sale, before we give it the big thumbs up!
- what is natural? -
"Natural food is derived from a pastured animal raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones."
why does good food cost so dang much?
Unfortunately, sustainable is not yet the standard, and everyone is taking a financial risk in committing to it.
In exchange, we are providing a new model of production that takes the pressure off of local farmers, so they don’t have the burden of both producing and selling products (farming is a 24 hour job), and we are ensuring that you are buying a product of the highest quality.
We are committed to paying farmers and purveyors enough to survive. We also need to pay enough to ensure their products live up to our expectations. Also, we need to get their products to you.
To do this, and to ensure everyone can make enough money to live and continue supporting the system, our products will be more expensive than those produced on a massive scale. Our goal is to make this model of local distribution the norm, making fresh, sustainable, and responsible food easy to buy, safe to eat, and inexpensive for all!