What really makes Honest Weight so special? The amazing people and places that grow and make our local food!
Davenport Farms is a family-owned farm market, greenhouse, and wholesale vegetable farm located in the Roundout Valley community of Stone Ridge, New York. The agricultural history of this land predates the arrival of European settlers, and the current site has been under cultivation since the 1840s. The farm has been in the Davenport family for four generations; a conservation easement now permanently protects the land and assures that it will be in agricultural use in the future.
With the advent of refrigeration, Gordon Davenport was able to specialize in sweet corn, the crop that seemed to grow best in this valley. At one point, he grew over 1,000 acres of corn. Today his sons Bruce and Barth Davenport oversee the planting of 50 acres of their specialty sweet corn as well as additional acres of broccoli, heirloom and grape tomatoes, cantaloupes, peppers, summer squash, pumpkins, winter squash, kale, spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard and watermelons. The crops are conventionally grown using non-GMO seeds.
Customers of Honest Weight can look forward to enjoying Davenport sweet corn in July and August. Meanwhile, for more information about this producer, go to www.davenportfarms.com.