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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Rochambeau Farm Continues 14-Year Tradition: Working with the Community

Jul 29, 2016 05:45PM

Natalia Cardona

Rochambeau Farm is a new name for an old friend in Westchester County. Formerly known as Daisy Hill Farm, it has been open for business for 14 years, and Rochambeau is continuing the traditions that Daisy Hill established, says farm stand manager Natalia Cardona. “We continue to grow the freshest and most organic products you will find,” she says. “Even though we are not certified organic, we pride ourselves on not using any pesticides or chemicals on our vegetables.”

There are all kinds of vegetables grown on Rochambeau, including tomatoes, lettuce, swiss chard, zucchini, cucumbers and many more seasonal crops. The farm manager also works with several other New York farmers to help with their mutual growth, Cardona says. “We work with farmers upstate that have provided us with sweet corn and fruit for many years. We get New York-based cheeses, Hudson Valley milk, grass-fed meats from Hemlock Hill, local honeys, marmalades and preserves, and savory jars like pickles and relishes.”

Rochambeau also carries fresh bread from the Good Bread Bakery, as well as fresh-baked pies, cookies and tea breads, plus hard-to-find items like chicken and beef empanadas, fresh salsa, pesto, soups and hummus. “And the farm’s appeal doesn’t just come from the produce,” Cardona says. “Visitors come to see our very friendly and charismatic animals, and our staff has been here for years.”

The Rochambeau Farm is open to visitors Thursday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info, visit RochambeauFarmNY.com.