The Farm Bridge Shares (the evolution from Winter Sun Farms) began with an original idea to preserve the local harvest in the Hudson River Valley. In 2006, founder Jim Hyland started reaching out to local farmers to purchase farm fresh veggies and berries, and then froze and packaged those items for distribution as a winter share. Since then, we have been distributing winter shares in the Hudson Valley and NYC regions each winter. The shares are now part of the bigger The Farm Bridge family that not only produces shares but works with local farms and food entrepreneurs to find the best way to get local food to all different markets, including schools, stores, farm stands, restaurants and just about anywhere where people eat.
Regional · Fair · Sustainable
Shares from The Farm Bridge follow three important principles.
We are Regional. We buy from local farms, we process in the Hudson Valley and we sell in the region.
We are Fair. We price our food to make a profit, but also to be fair to the farms and to our members. We consider our farms and members partners in our mission.
We are Sustainable. Sustainable can mean many things, but to us it means taking into consideration all the elements we touch. From recycling containers, to composting waste, and especially how our food is grown.
The food is what drives us. We strive to make delicious products with the highest quality produce, but in doing so, we vow not to forget the farmer who grows our food, the person who eats our food, and the land that nurtures us all.
Our farmers care for the land and the food they grow. They are part of our communities. We want you to know them, who they are and how they grow. We make it simple… the name of the farm goes right on the package.