Bear Pond Farm grows certified organic herbs. We started as a family farm in Connecticut that served the New York City Green Market with heirloom organic vegetables and herbs. Partner Craig Colvin served with the Northeast Organic Farmers Association advisory committee that submitted standards recommendations to the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration when “organic certification” was born. Bear Pond Farm co-owner Kathleen Lenane trained at the Cordon Bleu London.
Growing and cooking your own food in health ways is an empowering act. When folks come together to plant, to prepare and to share good food, we take up stakes as smallholders in a community. We believe that food banks, community and urban farms, grocery co-ops, community kitchens and neighborhood and natural markets are a force for good and can help heal the isolation and social divides of our post-industrial world. This is our pesto manifesto!