Conbeers’ Farm: A Christian family farm (pictured) in Mohawk, N.Y., with an impressive selection of produce and homemade foods. Visit them at local farmers’ markets.
Creek’s Edge Farm: A family-owned elk farm with a roadside stand, offering a leaner, more healthful option to red meat. It’s part of the Crum Creek CSA, which sells pork, lamb and other products in local farmers markets.
D’Artagnan: A New Jersey-based specialty food purveyor, with an impressive selection of cured meats, including duck bacon and wild boar sausage.
Grumpy Buffalo Farm: A small supplier of bison in New York’s Schoharie Valley, serving restaurants and farmers markets.
Happy Chef Uniforms: A small company with durable but affordable cooking attire. It has a retail shop in Butler, N.J., offering the lowest wholesale prices.
Highland Farm: A mom-and-pop venison farm in the Mohawk Valley specializing in red deer and offering very reasonable prices.
Mohawk Valley Produce Auction: An Amish cooperative in Minden, near Fort Plain, that sells vegetables and other crops by the bushel to the highest bidder.
Rauch’s Bakery: Homemade bread and rolls for the restaurant industry, along with a small retail bakery in Gloversville, N.Y. No website, but it can be reached by phone at 725-4615.
Rulison Honey Farms: A family operating in the town of Florida, N.Y. with several varieties of honey sent to markets all over New York and New England. Its honey is sold under several private labels, as well.
Shaffer Farms: A Christian venison farm that supplies great restaurants all over the East Coast and sells products in some markets.
Stewart’s Shops: A familiar chain of convenience stores with its own dairy operation, providing us with local milk and eggs.