Producer Profiles

What really makes Honest Weight so special?  The amazing people and places that grow and make our local food!

Slack Hollow Farm

Slack Hollow Farm, Producer Profile

Located in the town of Argyle in Washington County, NY, Slack Hollow Farm is one of several organic farms that supplies diversified produce to the Honest Weight Food Co-op. It has been in business since 1985 and has had the "NOFA-NY Certified" designation for the past 19 years.  This essentially means they use no synthetic pesticides or herbicides on their crops and provide only natural sources of fertility for their soil.

 

This family-run farm is operated by Seth Jacobs and Martha Johnson with help from a crew of dedicated workers.  Their stated goals are to grow the tastiest, healthiest produce possible and to be a link in the area food chain by growing and selling their vegetables locally year-round.  In order to realize the latter goal, they built an unheated greenhouse 10 years ago where they have been successfully growing winter spinach and other crops.   Recently they added two ground heated hoop-houses in which they are able to produce a greater diversity of greens for the winter market.

 

In addition to the Co-op, products from Slack Hollow Farm can be found at Troy Waterfront  Farmers' Market,  Healthy Living Market and Gardenworksthey are also featured in area restaurants and at catered events.  Look for the Slack Hollow label when you shop at Honest Weight!