Our Farmers

Merrill Magee Bistro

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We support farms, ranches, and fisheries that are guided by principles of sustainability.

There is no cuisine without gardens and farmers. The words “local” & “organic”, seen only in grassroots grocery stores, and markets, 20 years ago, are now common at our local tailgates and farmer’s markets, thanks to the demand created. This transition to locally grown foods has helped to provide support to local farmers, enhance our regional economy, and rekindle our love affair with great food.

Here, we celebrate sustainability and the organic operation by purchasing as many fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients as we can get our hands on. Focusing on items produced and procured locally not only supports the local economy; it also creates a distinctive menu that changes according to seasonal availability.

The tradition of “farm-to-table” is central to our kitchen. We grow many of the herbs and spices used in our dishes, right here at the Merrill Magee, with future plans to add vegetable gardens. We are fortunate for the wonderful tailgate markets, which we visit twice a week in season. Also, for the other wonderful producers that deliver to our doorstep.

Here are a few of the farmers & artisan producers we source from in the region.

  • Oscar’s Smokehouse, Warrensburg, NY – website
  • Nettle Meadow Farm, Thurman, NY – website
  • Whitefield’s Farm, Athol, NY – website
  • Blackberry Hill Farm, Athol, NY – website
  • Riordan Family Farm, Diamond Point, NY
  • Don-Mar Greenhouse & Farm, Ballston Lake, NY
  • Adirondack Rabbit Ranch, Lake Luzerne, NY – website
  • Juniper Hill farm, Wadhams, NY – website
  • Maple View Farm, Mexico, NY
  • R & G Cheese Makers, Troy, NY – website
  • Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Ferndale, NY – website
  • Kilcoyne Farm, Brasher Falls, NY – website
  • Grafton Village Cheese Co., Grafton, VT – website

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