Our Passion for Supporting Local Agriculture

Local Suppliers and Support Organizations

We are proud to be St. Lawrence Counties premier “Farm to Table” restaurant.  Since opening our doors nearly 10 years ago; our focus has been on creating a community bistro with a menu that showcases the finest local ingredients available to prepare each dish.  We are committed to using local sustainably grown produce and meats whenever possible. Since 2006 the 1844 House has purchased more than $175,450.00 in food from our local farms.

It is very exciting to see that we have inspired so many of the newer restaurants in the surrounding communities to embrace our philosophy of supporting our local farms.  Buying fresh local food is not a culinary trend.  It is an age old tradition of professional chefs and their commitment to provide the most nutritious and wholesome foods available prepared in creative ways.  It is also part of our commitment to  encourage our guests to eat seasonally and support the local economy.

We also produce a nice variety of food right here at 1844 House. We grow grapes (seedless table, wild and wine varietals), figs, currants, hops, rosemary, chives, mint (3 types), sage, oregano,a variety of edible flowers, rhubarb, raspberries, apples, bay laurel, & garlic.  We have installed 6 new raised beds in the back yard so that we can expand our production during the 2016 season!

In addition to our twice a week trips to the local farmers market (during the spring, summer, and fall season) we are proud partners with:

North Country Grown Cooperative
They supply us with farm fresh produce from over 36 small farms across St. Lawrence County!   We proudly support NCGC in its efforts to connect St. Lawrence County farmers with local chefs.  NCGC is one of our chief suppliers for our restaurant.
For a complete list of the farms that make up its membership
or to become a member, please visit their website.
email: manager@northcountrygrown.com

Smith Farm in Massena (315) 764-1273

They raise and process our chickens.

Pat & April’s Pork in Fort Covington, NY (518) 481-4073
They offer a very nice variety of USDA Inspected pork cuts that are antibiotic and growth hormone free in addition to sausages, bacon, ham, lard, and livers.  Whole and have animals are also available.

Birdsfoot Farm
We use a variety of organically grown fresh vegetables from Birdsfoot Farm including kale, lettuce mix, parsnips, and garlic.  They have an excellent CSA.  Visit their website for more details.

Gulf Creek Farm in Canton, NY (315) 854-1785
They supply us with fresh brown eggs, courtesy of their free ranging hens. They also have broiler chickens available, as well as pasture raised pork – by the pound, half pig or whole.

M & M Eggs in Massena, NY  (315 764-EGGS)

They supply us with fresh chicken and duck eggs for the restaurant, but they specialize in breeding chickens, ducks and turkey’s for hatching eggs.

Meier’s Artisan Cheese  (518) 572-1873

3231 State Route 37 Fort Covington, NY

They make some of the best “old world style” cheeses that we have tasted.  We particularly like the Mt. Titus (Gruyere style cheese) and the Alpola (a raclette style melting cheese).  Of course we love the fresh cheese curds as well.

North Country Creamery @ Clover Mead Farm (518) 645-(COWS)
931 Mace Chasm Rd.  Keeseville, NY 12944

They supply us with several varieties of cheeses like:
(semi-hard tomme made with raw milk)
“Northland” (semi-hard gouda/tomme cross made with raw milk)
“Herdmaster” (hard, swiss-like Alpine; aged 3-7 months)
Havarti (semi-soft, simple & versatile)

Sugar House Creamery, Upper Jay, NY

They supply us with several varieties of cheeses like:
Dutch Knuckle (Aged raw cow milk “mountain cheese”)
Pound Cake (aged, beer washed, pasteurized cows milk)
Little Dickens (Surface ripened cows milk)

Donahue’s Livestock Farms    (518) 812-1777

87 Academy Street Malone, NY 12953
They supply us with locally raised Angus Beef.

Mike Watkins

He has been our supplier for spring wild leeks (ramps) & fiddle head ferns for many years.
(315) 347-4960

Did you also know?…

We have proud partnerships with other small businesses in our community like:

Judy Andrus Toporcer Photography, Colton, NY
Her art is on display throughout the restaurant and features seasonal themes that showcase food and life here in the north country.

St. Lawrence Valley Roasters, Lisbon, NY
They custom roast our signature 1844 Bistro Blend coffee.
It is available here by the cup or you can buy it by the pound to enjoy in your own home or office.
St. Lawrence Valley Roasters

Adirondack Fragrance Farm, Parishville, NY
Adirondack Fragrance Farm
They craft our Balsam & Lavender Hand Soap we use in the restrooms as well as the soap and lotion that we feature in our rooms at The Guest House at 1844.
It is also available here in Soap and Lotion Sets for purchase. They make wonderful gifts!

Potsdam Food Co-op & Carriage House Bakery
They bake our fresh organic bread and provide a variety of specialty ingredients.
24 Elm Street
Potsdam, NY 13676

Garden Share
GardenShare is a locally led, nonprofit organization seeking to end hunger and strengthen food security in northern New York State, a remote rural region known as the North Country.