Producer Profiles

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

Hawthorne Valley Farm

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Hawthorne Valley Farm was born in 1972 when a group of pioneering educators, farmers, and artisans purchased the Curtis Vincent Farm in Harlemville, New York. Their mission was to create a place that offered children from urban centers a hands-on experience of what it means to be stewards of the land.  43 years later, Hawthorne Valley is a vibrant, 400-acre working farm with a variety of diverse enterprises, including a Waldorf school, environmental and social research branches, a place-based learning center, a natural foods store, bakery, creamery and lacto-fermentation cellar.

The farm is certified organic and follows principles of biodynamic agriculture. The concept of biodynamic farming, introduced by philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner, promotes a holistic view of a healthy farm as one with the right balance of plants and animals with sensitivity towards healthy soil life.

At Honest Weight, shoppers will find the Hawthorne Valley label on whole milk yogurt and on "lacto-fermented vegetables. The latter consists of sauerkraut and Kim Chee, products which, if unheated, contain significant amounts of vitamin C, digestive enzymes, and lactobacillus bacteria (similar to the bacteria found in probiotic supplements).

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