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After years of working in both the New York City Food industry and a farm in northern Vermont, Annie Myers saw a need for a connection between small scale, independently run Northeastern farms to urban businesses who fit their scale and values. She started Myers Produce in 2013, and has been bridging that gap in local food distribution ever since.

Provisions receives deliveries from Myers every week, including our apples, tomatoes, leafy greens, herbs, and more. This connects us to a variety of unique small farms. We receive greens and potatoes from Pete’s Greens, an organic vegetable farm in Northern Vermont. Their greenhouses and cold-climate friendly crops extend the short Vermont growing season across all four seasons, and their composting and cropping systems ensure the health and longevity of their soil, thus maintaining sustainability.

 

Long Wind Farm is another grower that Myers connects us to. Located in Central Vermont since 1984, Long Wind is all about organic tomatoes, grown year-round in soil greenhouses. Myers also delivers all of our apples, which come from Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, Vermont. Champlain is one of the oldest continuously operating orchards in New England, growing over 100 varieties of apples using ecology-based growing practices that promote soil and tree health, nurture pollinators, and protect biodiversity.

 

Other local farms we’re connected to include Sawmill Herb Farm, Nourse Farms, Scott Farm, and more. Because they have a reliable and resourceful distributor, these farms are all able to focus on growing the best crops possible while Myers Produce handles the rest. The Myers team’s hands-on approach to getting produce from where it’s grown to where it’s needed has served them very well in helping to build a more sustainable regional food system, and we’re proud to be part of it.

Sprout It From the Rooftop!

Our produce department is dedicated to supporting local, small, sustainable farms whenever possible. This allows us to put an emphasis on seasonality and to support farmers through all of their growing and harvesting seasons.


The direct relationship we have with small farmers allows us to know that they are earning 100% from every dollar we pay them. When we can’t source locally, we work with distributors whose practices we trust and admire. We strive to educate our customers about the very real differences in farming methods and about the farms that we work with.

Produce FAQ

What does local mean?

In general, we abide by the following terms and seek to provide as much transparency as possible in the origins of our products and the steps in our supply chain!

Local: within 250 mile radius

Regional: within 400 mile radius

What makes someone a “small” farmer?

A small farm is a farm that is under 300 acres.

For any city dwellers reading this, here are some points of reference in terms you might understand!

Fort Greene Park is 30 acres so a small farm is approximately 10 Fort Greene Parks

Prospect Park is 526 acres so a small farm is about half of a Prospect Park

Central Park is 843 acres so a small farm is just around one third of Central Park

What is Integrated Pest Management (or IPM)?

Integrated Pest Management is an agricultural practice that is used to manage crop damage by the most economical means and with the least amount of damage to humans and the environment. Chemical application is the very last resort, but it is used (minimally) when it is deemed absolutely necessary to protect a crop. IPM represents the nuance involved in sustainable farming.

Some practices for preventing pest damage may include*:

  • inspecting crops and monitoring crops for damage
  • using mechanical trapping devices
  • natural predators (ex. insects that eat other insects)
  • insect growth regulators
  • mating disruption substances (pheromones)
  • if necessary, applying chemical pesticides (though the impact can be minimized by not spraying during the fruiting stage of a plant’s life)

*Adapted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s “IPM Principles” 2015

 


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Weekend Tastings at Provisions

July 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

767 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States 

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