Monday, August 23, 2010

Say No to The Big Box and Yes to Local!

How many times have you said to yourself that you wish you had a choice between shopping at those "Big Box" stores and a more local store that's supporting local labor? How many times have you pulled out your credit card and felt bad for shopping at a store that has decimated our local down towns? How many times have you been caught in traffic on Arsenal St and though...I really wish there was another Grocery store you could find that was located someplace where you didn't need to deal with the craziness of Arsenal St?

Well you now have a choice to shop at a grocery store that's easy to access, local and labor friendly. You might think you need to travel to Rochester or Syracuse to find such a shop but no. This shop is located just minutes from Public Square on the North Side of the city of Watertown.

Tops market recently purchased the holdings of the former P&C stores and they honored the contract that our friends in labor had with the P&C chain. The great thing about the P&C and Tops chains are they are union friendly. In fact many of their employees are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1.

Many from the Jefferson County Democratic Committee have been traveling to the North Side to do their shopping at the New Tops Grocery store and have reporting that they're taken with this hidden gem on the North Side. We have to say that one tasty tread worth traveling to the north side for is the fresh bread that is baked on site twice a day. We were pleasantly surprised on our last trip to see that the bread was still hot from the ovens. We also noticed that the store's lighting has been redone giving it a bright and modern feel.

Another great feature is the meat and produce sections. Both have a wide selection of fresh cut meats and a monster selection of fruit. We're also pleased to see that all fresh fruit is grown not only in the United States but locally. In fact you can see from the Tops web site (Click here) that much of the produce is grown not only in New York State but right here in the North Country.

This is your chance to finally make a choice to shop at a local, labor friendly shop that gets you away from the crazyness of the south side of the city. This is your chance to vote with your wallet and be proud of where you're money is being spent. Make a stand today!

Below you'll find a listing of the NYS farms that stock the shelves of our local Tops store.

Allegany, NY
M.G. Produce
1110 West River Rd
Fillmore, NY 14735

Cattaraugus, NY
Hall's Produce
5118 Route 219
Great Valley, NY 14741

Miller Farm Market
1685 Route 417
East Olean, NY 14760

Cayuga, NY
Martens Farms, LLC.
1323 Towpath Road PO Box
Port Byron, NY 13140

Bibbens Farms
3282 East Brutus Street
Weedsport, NY 13166

Chautauqua, NY
Orton Farms
West Main St.
Ripley, NY 14775

Hamlet Farms
Route 20
Sheridan, NY 14135

2691 Rt. 20
Sheridan, NY 14135

Peterson Farms
3030 Strunk Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

A. Sam Farm of NY, Inc.
PO Box 144
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Aber's Acres
Rt 259
Kennedy, NY 14747

Yerico Farms
3186 E Main Road
Sheridan, NY 14135

Clinton, NY
Forrence Orchards
2731 Rte 22
Peru, NY 12972

Chazy Orchards
9486 U.S. 9
Chazy, NY 12921

Erie, NY
Henry Agle & Sons
7915 N. Gowanda State Rd.
Eden, NY 14057

Ronald Draudt & Sons
4779 Clark St.
Eden, NY 14075

Kenneth Henry & Sons
6951 Gowanda State Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075

WD Henry & Sons
7189 N. Gowanda State Rd.
Eden, NY 14057

Schummer’s Eden Edge
9779 S. Gowanda State Rd.
Eden, NY 14057

MCR Farms
11806 Brant Reservation
Brant, NY 14027

Amos Zittel & Sons
3065 Bley Rd.
Eden, NY 14057

D & J Brawdy Farms
3260 N. Boston State Rd.,
Eden, NY 14057

Vacco Farms
1524 Cain Rd.
Angola, NY 14006

Winter Farms
10071 Sisson Hwy.
Eden, NY 14057

Yager Farms
8322 Evelyn Dr.
Eden, NY 14057

Bowman Farms, Inc.
11259 Gowanda State Rd.
North Collins, NY 14111

Weiss Farm
7829 East Eden Road
Eden, NY 14057

Chiavetta Farms
9784 So. Main St.
Angola, NY 14006

Kwilos Farm
1270 Church Rd.
Angola, NY 14006

P & P Seed
56 East Union Street
Hamburg, NY 14057

Bowman Farms
11259 RTE 62 Gowanda State Rd,
N. Collins, NY 14111

June Miller Farm
5292 Bayview Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075

Spoth's Farm
5757 Transit Road
E. Amherst, NY 14151

Thomas Family Farms
9851 Gowanda State Rd.
Eden, NY 14057

Winter Farms
5701 Burton Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Awald Farms
2195 Shirley Road
North Collins, NY 14111

Mayer Bros Apple
3300 Transit Road
West Seneca, NY 14224

Sweetwater Farms
PO Box 185
Springville, NY 14141

Long Point Orchard
2007 State Rte 90
Aurora, NY 13026

Genesee, NY
Harrington's Produce
4653 N. Byron Rd.
Elba, NY 14058

Kern Farm Market
7660 Alleghany Rd.
Basom, NY 14013

Fenton Produce
3323 Pratt Road
Batavia, NY 14020

Pully's Farm Market
8165 Lake Road
LeRoy, NY 14882

8041 East Main Road
LeRoy, NY 14482

Parmalee Farms
8165 Parmalee Road
LeRoy, NY 14482

Torrey Farms, Inc.
4319 Maltby Rd. PO Box 187
Elba, NY 14058

Fenton Farms
3323 Pratt Road
Batavia, NY 14020

Crnkovich's Farm
8041 E Main Rd
Le Roy, NY 14482

Herkimer, NY
Winding River Farms
243 Jones Rd
West Winfield, NY 13491

Livingston, NY
Glen Haven Farm
11000 Canaseraga Road
Dansville, NY 14437

J&A Farm Market & Greenhouse
2921 Lakeville Road
Avon, NY 14414

John Anderson Farm
2607 Limerick Rd.
Piffard, NY 14533

Madison, NY
Heberle Farms
1951 Redman Rd
Hamilton, NY 14464

Monroe, NY
H.A. Maier Farm
3334 Brockport Spencerport Rd.
Spencerport, NY 14559

J & R Fruit Farm
17255 Lakeshore Rd.
Hamlin, NY 14464

Peck Babcock
828 Embery Rd.
Penfield, NY 14526

F & H Burch Farms, Inc.
PO Box 800 527 N. Ave
Hilton, NY 14468

Donovan Orchards
302 Bereford Road
Rochester, NY 14610

Green Acres Farms
3480 Latta Road
Rochester, NY 14612

Kalir Enterprises
166 Gary Drive
Brockport, NY 14420

Robb Farms
800 Gallup Rd.
Spencerport, NY 14559

Lazzar Growers
908 Klem Rd
Webster, NY 14580

Robb's Fruit Farms
800 Gallup Rd.
Spencerport, NY 14559

Sodoma Farms
269 Gordon Rd
Brockport, NY 14420

Chase Farms
5878 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY 14543

DeConinck Farms
255 Pine Hill Road
Spencerport, NY 14559

Gentles Farm Market
1092 Penfield Road
Rochester, NY 14625

Green Acres Fruit Farm
3480 Latta Road
Rochester, NY 14612

Gro-More Farms, Inc.
2811 East Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467

Herberle Farms and Nursery
1945 Redman Road
Hamlin, NY 14464

John B. Martin and Sons, Inc.
4021 Redman Road
Brockport, NY 14533

Miller Farms
2309 Pinnacle Road
Rush, NY 14543

Schwasman Farms
96 Bailey Road
West Henrietta, NY 14586

Springwater Sprouts
PO Box 406
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

V&D Farms
34 Cider Creek Circle
Rochester, NY 14616

E. Vercruysse & Sons
2820 County Line Road
Fairport, NY 14450

Bauman Farms
1340 5 Mile Line Road,
Webster, NY 14580

Ryan Estates
320 Elmgrove Rd
Rochester, NY 14626

Case Farm
2511 Norton Street
Rochester, NY 14609

Niagara, NY
Harris Farm
8481 Ridge Road
Gasport, NY 14067

Freatman Farms
3699 North Ridge Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094

Goodman Farms
2929 Randall Rd.
Ransomville, NY 14131

Harris Farms
8475 Ridge Road
Gasport, NY 14067

Hurtgam Farms
3216 Ridge Road
Ransomville, NY 14131

Robinson Farms
3677 North Ridge Road
Lockport, NY 14094

Tower Farms
1709 Youngstown Rd.
Youngstown, NY 14174

Zehr Farms, Inc.
6178 Jacques Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094

Baehr LLC
7080 lake Rd.
Appleton, NY 14008

Kappus Farms, Inc.
6275 Jockey Rd.
Burt, NY 14028

Lakeside Orchards, Inc.
5796 Wilson-Burt Rd.
Burt, NY 14028

New Royal Orchards
7577 Slayton Settlement Road
Gasport, NY 14067

Pinehurst Farms, LLC.
4455 Wilson-Burt Rd.
Wilson, NY 14172

Singer Farms
6620 Lake Rd.
Appleton, NY 14008

Robert Tower
3131 Creek Rd.
Youngstown, NY 14174

Tower Farms FLP
1709 Youngstown Rd.
Youngstown, NY 17174

Coulter Farms
3871 North Ridge Road
Lockport, NY 14094

Wagner's Farm and Market
2672 Lockport Road
Sanborn, NY 14132

J. Hurtgam Farms
3216 Ridge Rd.
Ransomville, NY 14131

Singer Farms
6620 Lake Road (Rte 18)
Appleton, NY 14008

Plummer Orchards
9004 Telegraph Rd PO Box 342
Gasport, NY 14067

Schwab Farms
9004 Telegraph Rd PO Box 342
Gasport, NY 14067

Zehr Farms
6178 Jacques Rd
Newfane, NY 14108

Russell Farms, Inc.
2206 Hess Road
Appleton, NY 14008

Blackman Farms
4472 Thrall Rd
Lockport, NY 14094

Russell Farms, Inc.
2206 Hess Road
Appleton, NY 14008

H2Gro Greenhouses LTC
1430 Pletcher Rd.
Youngstown, NY 14174

Coulter Farms
3871 North Ridge Road
Lockport, NY 14094

Raby Farms
2055 Ridge Road
Lewiston, NY 14092

Onondaga, NY
McLuskey Orchards
4603 McLuskey Rd.
Lafayette, NY 13084

Tassone Farms, Inc.
6230 Route 31
Cicero, NY 13039

Anthony DeMarco and Sons
211 West Main Street
Elbridge, NY 13060

Reeves Farms
1100 Reeves Road
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Losurdo Farms
2100 Park St. / Ste 17
Syracuse, NY 13208

Ontario, NY
Fish Farms
4494 Mt. Payne Rd.
Shortsville, NY 14548

Nicholson Farms
Store 957 Routes 5 & 20
Geneva, NY 14456

Beacon Farm Market
3881 Rt 5 & 29
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Fish's Farm Market
4494 Mount Payne Road
Shortsville, NY 14548

Jack Tomion Farm
50 Tomion Road
Stanley, NY 14561

Pedersen Farms, Inc.
1798 County Rd. #4/PO Box 176
Seneca Castle, NY 14547

Schlenker Farms
2149 Elton Road
Bloomfield, NY 14469

Orleans, NY
Anthony Piedmonte Farms
16662 Telegraph Rd.
Holley, NY 14470

Panek's Pickin Patch
13420 County House Rd.
Albion, NY 14411

Anthony Piedmonte
88 Cadbury Way
Holley, NY 14470

Root Brothers Farms
12595 West Lee Rd.
Albion, NY 14411

Russ Bentley
285 N. Main Street
Lyndonville, NY 14098

Lamont Fruit Farm
12703 Stillwater Rd.
Waterport, NY 14571

Roger Lamont
3031 Densmore Rd.
Albion, NY 14411

Locust Grove Farms
1351 Center Road
Kendall, NY 14476

Orchard Dale Farms
14264 Roosevelt Highway,
Waterport, NY 14589

Donald Bentley
10699 Waterbury Rd.
Lyndonville, NY 14098

R.F. Bentley Farms
285 N. Main St.
Lyndonville, NY 14098

Glendale Farms
Route 18
Waterport, NY 14571

Haylett Fruit Farms
12985 Eagle Harbor-Knowlesville Rd.
Albion, NY 14411

Hurd Orchard
3733 Hurd Road
Holley, NY 14470

James Kirby Farms
2987 Crandall Rd
Albion, NY 14411

Kast Farms
2911 Densmore Rd.
Albion, NY 14411

Lamont Fruit Farm
12730 Stillwater Rd.
Waterport, NY 14571

Lyn-Oaken Farms
11540 Maple Rd.
Lyndonville, NY 14098

Jose Perez
431 West State. St. Lot 13
Albion, NY 14411

Doug Petrie
10999 Mill Road
Lyndonville, NY 14098

Pettit Farms
3677 Bates Rd.
Medina, NY 14103

Courtney Plummer
1484 E. Townline Rd.
Waterport, NY 14571

Roberts Farm Market
10603 Freedam Rd.
Medina, NY 14103

Sandy Knoll Farms
2196 Swett Road
Lyndonville, NY 14098

Woodworth Orchards
12120 Platten Rd.
Lyndonville, NY 14098

Winding River Farm
Angling Road
Lyndonville, NY 14098

R.M. Zingler Farms
1479 Kendall Rd.
Kendall, NY 14476

Rush Farms
2120 Eagle Harbor Rd
Albion, NY 14411

Panek's Pickin' Patch
13420 County House Road
Albion, NY 14411

Root Farms
14034 State Route 31
Albion, NY 14411

Zingler Farms
1479 Kendall Rd
Kendall, NY 14476

Hurd Orchards
17260 Ridge Road
West Holley, NY 14470

Intergrow Greenhouses, Inc.
2428 Oak Orchard Road
Albion, NY 14411

Passarell Farms
PO Box 253
Holley, NY 14470

Bruce T. Bozard
11686 Ridge Rd.
Medina, NY 14103

Oswego, NY
Joseph DiSalvo Farms
224 Island Rd.
Phoenix, NY 13135

Hinerwadel's Inc.
5300 West Taft Rd.
North Syracuse, NY 13212

Putnam, NY
Lynn-Ette & Sons
1512 Kent Rd
Kent, NY 14477

Circle R Fruit Farm
1512 Kent Rd.
Kent, NY 14477

Steuben, NY
Hillview Blueberry Farm
9990 Bean Station Road
Prattsburgh, NY 14873

Jenkins Farms, Inc.
8637 Rte 36. N.
Arkport, NY 14807

Miller Farms
7619 Miller Road
Avoca, NY 14809

Tompkins, NY
Eddy Dale Farms
827 Elmira Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Ulster, NY
WG Minard & Sons, Inc.
PO Box 326
Clintondale, NY 12515

Wayne, NY
KC Bailey Orchards
7383 Salmon Creek Rd.
Williamson, NY 14589

Jay Peters
7295 Lake Avenue
Williamson, NY 14589

B & D Farms
PO Box 380
Marion, NY 14505

G & S Orchards
4570 Lincoln Ave.
Macedon, NY 14502

Douglas DeBadts
6745 Mud Lane
Sodus, NY 14551

Scott Johnson
5759 Route 88
Sodus, NY 14551

M&W Farms
6051 S. Centenary
Williamson, NY 14589

Verne Mills
10979 Ridge Road
Wolcott, NY 14590

Orchard Avenue Farms
10433 Miner Road
North Rose, NY 14516

Stoney Ridge Fruit Farms LLC
5232 Ridge Road PO Box 34
Williamson, NY 14589

Teeple Farms Inc.
7100 Lake Bluff Rd.
Wolcott, NY 14590

Youngman Bros. Orchards
6187 West Port Bay Rd.
Wolcott, NY 14590

DeFisher Fruit Farms
5546 Pease Road
Williamson, NY 14589

Abe Datthyn Farms
4791 Route 88
Sodus, NY 14551

Burnap Fruit Farms, LLC.
7277 Maple Ave.
Sodus, NY 14551

Church Road Farms
3842 Church Road
Williamson, NY 14589

Fowler Brothers, Inc.
10273 Lummisville Road
Wolcott, NY 14590

Lagoner Farms
6954 Tuckahoe Road
Williamson, NY 14589

Mason Farms
3135 Ridge Road
West Williamson, NY 14589

Stephens Brothers
6371 North Ontario
Ontario, NY 14519

Williams Farms
5077 Russell Road
Marion, NY 14505

Van Fleet Orchards
11125 Wilson Road
Wolcott, NY 14590

Andy Bodine
Route 88 North
Newark, NY 14513

Albrin Fruit Farms
1686 Foote Road
Lyons, NY 14489

Wyoming, NY
Wells Berry Farm
5567 Route 19A
Castile, NY 14427

Yates, NY
Katie Wheeler Farms
3640 State Rt 54A
Branchport, NY 14418

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