Whether it be foraging mushrooms ourselves, working with farms in the area or collaborating with other shops in town, we do our best to source ingredients and products locally whenever we can. We are fortunate to have such sustainable suppliers so nearby and are extremely grateful to be able to support one another. Check out those who make the feast possible:
The Quiet Botanist
The wistful and whimsical dried flowers ornamenting our restaurant are carefully curated and crafted by The Quiet Botanist, right up the street. They specialize in wild-crafted and dried flowers along with other goods such as teas, gardening tools and home accessories.
We get all our bread from Sparrowbush, right up the road in Livingston, NY. They specialize in naturally leavened bread and fresh milled flour.
Talbott & Arding
Quintessential cheese and provisions purveyors, Talbott & Arding, carry a select variety of farmstead and artisan cheeses from the United States as well as abroad. They source and buy cheese directly from the producers, resulting in simpler, better practices for the producers and a higher quality of cheese for the customers.
Blue Star Farm
Blue Star Farm is just up the road in Stuyvesant, NY where they grow over 130 varieties of vegetables and herbs. They aim for nutrient-dense foods through sustainable farming practices that enrich the soil, protect our water supplies, and offer people healthier food choices.
Mead Orchard planted its roots in Tivoli all the way back in 1916. Three generations later, the Mead family still are going strong. They grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, and practice safe and effective growing methods, certified by the IPM Institute of North America. In compliance with Red Tomato’s protocols, they grow Eco Apples and Eco Peaches. Additionally, visitors can come and pick their own produce, too!
Hudson Valley Fisheries
Right up the road is Hudson Valley Fisheries, raising fish without the use of antibiotics, vaccines or growth hormones. More so, their fish are not contaminated with mercury, micro plastics and other heavy metals, like many other farmed, or even wild-caught fish today. They use aquaculture system filter technology to convert fish waste into organic fertilizer; therefore, they have zero impact on ocean ecosystems and wild fish populations.
Yellow Bell Farm
Yellow Bell is 100% antibiotic free and allows their chickens to roam and forage freely. They use mobile coops, allowing for the chickens to always have access to fresh grass to graze on. They slaughter their chickens on site in a humane, proper manner, and use all parts. Lastly, they partner with local mills for feed and use recycled and/or minimal packaging for distribution. Female-owned.
We are able to get grass-fed, pasture raised, antibiotic free pork and lamb from Kinderhook Farm. Whenever possible, we also source our beef from them. Along with raising happy animals, Kinderhook is part of the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition, and you can even book a Farm Stay with them through AirBnB.