Target & Beekman 1802 Farm Pantry: Farmer Profile #1
A portion of Beekman 1802 Farm Pantry ingredients come straight from small American Farms. And we also give back a percentage of profits to innovative small farms. We're super grateful to have Target as our exclusive retail partner as we work to get more small farms incorporated into our nation's food supply.
Read more below about one of the amazing farmers who grow ingredients for our products:
Name of Farm: Weathertop
Location: Sharon Springs, NY
Farmer(s): Kate Miller
Years in operation: six
Type of Farm: Herbs, GMO-free pastured pork and chicken, vegetables & fruits
Which Beekman 1802 Farm Pantry Products are your crops used in?: My herbs are in the salad dressings & salsas.
Being a small farmer is a tough job, why do you do it?: Being a farmer is almost like having numerous careers rolled into one: you are a steward of the land, a marketing expert, public relations wiz, master gardener, vet, entomologist, forager, delivery driver, teacher, and many more depending on the day. It is fun and hard and often makes me wonder about my sanity; but I get to spend all day out in nature, and then i get to sit down at a table at night where everything i eat was grown without chemicals on my own farm. And that is a great feeling!
When was the last time you took a vacation?: Raising animals is a 365 days a year job, in hot sun and freezing snow, so taking a vacation is pretty tricky! I usually try to go to the NOFA-NY organic farmers conference every January for a weekend (which feels like a vacation, even though it is still about farming).
Where can people learn more about your farm?: Our website is weathertopfarmny.com and our Facebook page is facebook.com/WeathertopFarm