Honestly Local Featured Farm:
Brickel Creek Organic FarmBy: Ron Williams | Produce Manager, Washington Square
On: August 22, 2012
Brickel Creek Organic Farm is the original homestead of the Brickel family who settled in Jamestown in 1890. In 2007, Sue Borton purchased 69.5 acres of the farm including the original homestead, protecting a beautiful piece of local history. In 2008–2009, Sue partnered with Greene County and established four different conservation programs to attract wildlife. The farm, including 2.5 acres under certified organic production, produces red raspberries on an adjustable trellis system in a 30' x 100' high tunnel and thorn-less blackberries on a rotating cross-arm trellis system. Sue also grows a wide variety of field vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers, utilizing two movable tunnel systems that she had built just this year.
DLM has been buying fresh organic produce and flowers from Sue since 2008. In season you can find organic raspberries, blackberries, cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, Swiss chard, and kale in our Produce departments. The ½ pint organic blackberries and red raspberries are absolutely delicious. I would stack them up against anything from California or anywhere else. Sue also sells us fresh organic herbs such as basil, rosemary, sage, cilantro, and thyme.
We are proud to carry the outstanding local organic produce and flowers that Sue Borton lovingly grows.