About Us

Farm Share is above all a family operation. It was founded in 2006, and is owned and run by the Brussel family in Westchester, New York for the benefit of your family’s health and good taste. The farms with which we work are all small family farms. We operate on a principle of mutual respect, support and trust. 

Our veggies and eggs come from Norwich Meadows Farm, whose farmer, 
Zaid Kurdieh, is a leader and innovator in sustainable agricultural practices.  Zaid has been known to stay up nights waiting outside the chicken coop to scare aware foxes and skunks that try to come and feast on organic eggs.  The crops are fed by a naturally running creek from the Southern Tier of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York.

Norwich Meadows is a favorite source of ingredients at leading New York restaurants including Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe, where dishes are named after the farm. 
Most of the revenue from Farm Share goes directly to small local organic family farms. We all benefit from the farms’ success through great tasting healthy food, preservation of the environment and supporting local agriculture. Our delivery model has been proven to be among the most ecologically advantageous in an independent study. That means it is better for the environment to get Farm Share deliveries than to buy at a farmers market or health food store (not that those aren’t good too).
Excess vegetables are contributed to local food pantries for the hungry and homeless. Each year, thanks to the generosity of our participants, we've donated many bushels of fresh organic vegetables for the hungry here in Westchester County and Manhattan.In the weeks following Hurricane Sandy, over one hundred Farm Share members donated their boxes to help storm victims. 
What our members say: 

"The Wednesday Farm Share delivery of fruit was a weekly highlight for us.  From the first berries to the last apples and pears, every week brought new surprises and the most delicious treats!  If you are interested in eating locally-farmed, super-fresh seasonal produce, this is, without a doubt, the best way to go!" -Adam Kaye, Chef and Vice President of Culinary Affairs, Blue Hill at Stone Barns

 "I loved getting my delivery. And adding the recipes is such a nice touch for us newbies in the kitchen." -Michelle from Riverside

"The first box is fantastic, and I love that it arrived with perfect timing to add to our Thanksgiving feast!" - Maria from Manhattan, Winter Share member

"I have loved loved loved your deliveries every Wednesday! I plan all my meals around it and look so forward to it! I have really enjoyed trying some of these weird (to me) vegetables that are new to me. I can't believe how much better everything tastes when it is freshly picked.." - Trina from Riverside

"Just writing to say how delighted we are with the lovely assortment of fresh foods that we are receiving each week from Farm Share! Finding ways to prepare the vegetables is great fun (just made a delicious ratatouille with left-overs from last weeks share + a wonderful Cherry Crisp last week-end that was consumed in one seating!), and simply knowing that we're eating so many organic foods makes us FEEL healthier. Thank you, once again, for all your efforts in coordinating this venture." - Sonna from Yonkers

"I love getting our farm share box! It is always an adventure in new delicious fruit and veggies! " - Rachael, NYC

We were so happy to receive our first delivery, filled with gorgeous produce in all shapes, sizes and colors.  The vegetables were delicious and it's been fun trying out new recipes - we're definitely going to sign up for spring! Michele from NY

 

Photography on MyFarmShare.com is by Louis Riso 2015