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Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett, of Bittersweet Farm in Heuvelton, was named the New York Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA NY) ‘2014 Farmer of the Year.’ For almost a decade, Bittersweet Farm has supported St. Lawrence University students learning about the principles and practicing the skills of sustainable agriculture and community building.

Bittersweet Farm is a small scale Diversified Organic Farm (Certified Organic with NOFA NY) that hopes to bring unity to the community by getting people involved with local agriculture and hopes to educate and inspire others. At Bittersweet they raise eggs, chickens, heritage breed turkeys, vegetables, herbs, and greenhouse transplants, specializing in shoots/sprouts. They sell at the Canton Farmers' Market Tuesdays and Fridays, and at the Ogdensburg Green Market on Saturdays and also sell wholesale and direct to customers at the farm. All of Bittersweet's meat production is grass based. Brian welcomes visitors, but ask you to call ahead if possible. Bittersweet is open to apprentice and internship involvement at the farm.