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We primarily source from good food makers and growers within 100 miles of our delivery area, with an emphasis on food that is nutritionally valuable and was made or grown responsibly, with low or no pesticides, utilizing eco-friendly and ethical practices.
If you've got questions about a particular farm or a farm's growing practices, please don't hesitate to ask!
Our menu is highly seasonal and changes often, but we keep this list as up to date as we can to give you an idea of what a sixth month snapshot of partners looks like.
A Friendly Bread is a Baltimore-based bread company that provides naturally leavened, chewy, crusty bread in all kinds of delicious flavors.Lane Levine, the owner/operator/baker of A Friendly Bread, started baking bread nine years ago when his favorite pickup spot for challah was closed on the day he needed it (Christmas Eve. It was a bakery owned by a Jewish and Catholic couple). He summoned the decades of experience that his grandfather had developed in baking for friends, and made challah for shabbat dinner. A few years later, Lane took up the challenge of baking sourdough - a difficult process with natural fermentation and wet, unwieldy dough - and became hooked.
A.T. Buzby Farm grows 150 acres of veggies in New Jersey. They produce primarily for wholesale using IPM, although they do also have a small organic practices CSA.
Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, is the driver behind Abundantly Good, its retail food brand featuring healthy products, proceeds of which go to rescue and produce free, high-quality food for local people experiencing hunger.
Philabundance uses retail sales to fund the rescue of perfectly good dairy produced by struggling Lancaster farmers, using it to create more good food and providing that food, for free, to those in need, Abundantly Good is a sustainable, triple bottom line brand positively impacting people, planet and profit.
Baywater Farms is a sixth generation Maryland farm. They grow heirloom field crops and hydroponic greenhouse crops sustainably and ethically in Salisbury, MD.
Blueberry Bill Farms has been a family run farm in Hammonton, NJ for 50 years. They grow blueberries using Integrated pest Management and offer in season pick your own, frozen blueberries year round, and seasonal blueberry plant sales.
Bright Farms grows delicate, delicious, sustainable hydroponic baby greens in Culpeper County, VA that is GMO free and pesticide free.
Farmer Laura Beth Resnick and her team take great care to produce sustainably grown, gorgeous flowers out of 3 acres in Pikesville, Maryland. In addition to working with local florists, hosting amazing workshops (like how to build a flower crown!), and hosting farm tours, they also produce a flower CSA. We're thrilled to be able to team up and broaden their reach, bringin fresh flowers to our customers!
Castle Valley Mill stone grinds fresh, locally produced grains using antique buhr mills, which preserves the flavor and nutrients of the grains in Bucks County, Pa.
Chapel’s Country Creamery is located in Easton, Maryland. Trisha and Jarred raise Jersey and Holstein cows on pasture and make artisanal cheese from their raw milk.
Chesapeake Farm to Table is a wholesaler of sustainably grown local foods. They are housed through Calvert's Gift Farm and source from other small local farms. You can find out more about their practices and the farms the partner with through their website.
Nora grows 100% grassfed (also called grass finished) beef in Ellicott City, Md. Her farming practices focus on protecting water quality, the local environment, providing a natural and comfortable life for her herd, and producing the best flavor possible in their meat. Nora works to improve soil health, as well as that of her cattle, by partnering with the Maryland Grazers Netowrk.
Sisters, Jennifer Coombs-Kelly and Amanda Coombs-Shimp, are the 9th generation on the family farm and owners of Coombs’ Barnyard and Farm. Their barnyard hosts kids activities, field trips, corn maze, farmstand, and farm camp. They freeze limited seasonal products through a cooperative with Common Market.
Nancy and Chuck Gardetto take pride in their products- raised humanely, antibiotic and hormone free, free range, low waste, and responsibly grown pork, beef, and lamb that is processed into artisan sausages and other delicious cuts locally. Copper Penny Farm is located in Hanover, Maryland and is also a Black Bottom Collective delivery site host!
Cleo Braver produces certified Organic vegetables as well as pasture raised eggs and pork in Easton, Maryland. Cleo is dedicated to changing how we eat and how food politics work for the better.
Country Hill Produce grows crops using Integrated Pest Management in Kinzers, Pa. We source their product through The Common Market.
Dimitri Giannakos began planting olive trees on his farm just south of Sparta, Greece, over 120 years ago. Now, his family grows, harvests, cold presses, and processes unfiltered olive oil on the family farm, splitting their time between Greece and Baltimore. As close as you can get to the tree- the family presses each harvest the day its picked before aging the oil 45-60 days to let the flavors and aromas mellow. Dimitri Olive Oil also sells handcrafted vinegars, infused olive oils, and olives. Each year, they welcome customers to come tour the farm during harvest season. Their offerings also include olives, infused olive oils, tapenades, and vinegars.
Henry and Kathy Myers and their children milk and tend their herd of Gurnsey cattle in Owrton, MD. Henry's family has been raising Gurnseys on this land since the 20's. These cows are pasture raised with a grass-based diet in season and fed supplementary corn cap and hay. Gurnsey milk is exceptional not only because of it's bright and creamy yellow color, but because of a special gene in the cow and their milk. The A2/A2 gene is a variation of the typical milk beta-casein protein that is commonly found in goat, human, sheep, and non-western dairy cow herds, but more rarely in dairy herds in North America and Europe. Preliminary studies show that this protein variant may be easier to digest, especially for those with a lactose sensitivity.
Eagle Road Farm grows produce using Integrated Pest Management in Quarryville, Pa.
Eve’s Cheese is made with milk from Fawnwood Farm, a third generation Kent County family farm. The cows at Mason’s Fawnwood Farm graze on rich Eastern Shore farmland just minutes west of Chestertown. The farm’s herd is primarily comprised of Jersey cows, Guernsey, Brown Swiss and Milking Shorthorn are found on the farm. The milk used to make the cheese contains no antibiotics or chemical compounds to increase milk production. Their milk is transported to a local Amish cheesemaker, who handcrafts the milk into Eve’s Cheese.
Fifer Orchards is a fourth generation family fruit and vegetable farm. They focus on the quality and freshness of each crop, and are proud of their use of sustainable farming practices that preserve our environment, reduce waste and promote healthy growing systems. Fifer Orchards has hosted numerous Farm to Table events for nonprofits and restaurants groups, and they operate an awesome retail market with fresh homegrown vegetables and value-added products.
Frecon Fruit Farms is a fourth generation family run orchard in Boyertown PA in the Delaware Valley. They grow tree fruits using Integrated Pest Management and make cider with their apples.
Fresh Tofu Inc was founded in 1984 in Allentown, PA. Fresh Tofu makes small batch raw, marinated, and baked tofu products and distributes them locally. All of their products are Organic, non GMO, vegan, and kosher.
FresH2O Growers is a family owned business with a passion for quality hydroponic produce. Their mission is to grow and offer the best quality produce to the local market at a competitive price so that more consumers can enjoy locally grown products. FresH2O grows both conventional and Organic products
The Wright Family has been farming in the Delaware Valley since the 1800s. They began raising honey bees to help in the pollination of their own orchards, but soon began helping other farmers with pollinators and the pollination business became bigger than their fruit business quickly.
The Gehman family grows greens, herbs, and shoots hydroponically using Integrated Pest Management in Telford, Pa.
Tom and Lisa Godfrey are third generation vegetable growers based in Sudlersville, MD using Integrated Pest Management. They have a robust wholesale business, but have a busy farm stand with ice cream, pick your own fruit, local foods from other area makers, and community events in the growing season.
Humankind's unique line of organic iced teas and lemonades come in five custom-blended flavors that are perfectly sweet and perfectly balanced. They're made from real fruit. But more importantly, they make a real difference. Based out of Lancaster, PA, every bottle sold by HumanKind provides 50 gallons of clean drinking water for people in need around the globe.
Kauffman's Fruit Farm and Market is located in Bird in Hand, Pa, just outside of Lancaster. This family farm has been growing tree fruits for over 100 years! In addition to their 100 acres of orchards, the Kauffman families also operate a large farm market with lots of value added products.
John Zimmerman raises goats, chickens, and horses on his family's farmland, as well as producing delicious goat cheese with the help of his family in Fleetwood, Pa.
Located in Danville, PA, Lakeville Specialty Produce is employee owned and was started during the hydroponic resurgence in the 1970’s. After many years of operation and continual development and improvement they have mastered the difficult techniques of controlled environment agriculture and product refinement.
Lancaster Farm Fresh is a non-profit organic farmer’s cooperative of over 100 family farmers headquartered in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, focusing on creating healthy high quality foods from highly maintained and enriched soils on small-scale family farms. LFFC is farmer owned and specializes in Organic produce and produce from farms that are transitioning to Organic.
Little Wild Things turns underutilized spaces in DC into beautiful urban micro-farms that produce a bounty of healthy, fresh produce. As a first generation and women-owned farm, they combine the best of time-honored, sustainable growing methods with innovative new human-scale technologies and tools to achieve the highest yields from our small spaces.
comes from small, family owned farms in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. These small flock birds are raised free range, Certified Organic, and are antibiotic and hormone free.
Jimmy Reynolds is an artist and baker living and working in Sudlersville, Maryland. His bakery products are made with high quality, local ingredients, including at least 35% wheat from his own fields, grown on his family’s historic 1700s farm. Often, his products will include Black Bottom Farm Collective products to help “close the loop” and prevent food waste.
McGeary Organics Inc., is a supplier of quality grains and feed ingredients throughout the eastern United States. From the company's beginning, McGeary Organics has committed to providing the feed industry with high quality feed components.
About 15 years ago, McGreary Organics purchased an historic mill in Annville, PA (an operating wheat mill since 1740) and resurrected the Daisy Flour brand, a flour blend that was originally produced by five local families in nearby Lancaster . The purchase of the mill and the decision to start milling organic grains again was made to support local organic farmers, to preserve the historic mill while it continues to serve the useful purpose for which it was built nearly 275 years ago, and to make organic, high quality flours.
Meatcrafters hand mixes and makes artisinal sausages and cured meats using traditional methods. These certified slow foodies work with local farmers and other food producers to create impeccable value added meat products using high quality ingredients. Meatcrafters is based out of Landover, Maryland.
Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms began as a dairy farm in 1919. They are now a fourth generation mushroom farm, producing USDA Certified Organic cremini, portabella, and shiitake mushrooms in West Grove and Oxford, Pa with a packing house in Landenberg, Pa.
New Day Farms is an organic farm in Northern Virginia dedicated to growing microgreens that are both delicious and nutrient-rich.
Oksana's Produce Farm is a small scale organic farm located in Chestertown Maryland, growing a diverse mix of vegetables and herbs on 7 acres using organic growing methods (and even beyond!).
She also uses centuries old methods to produce nutritious and probiotic - rich sauerkrauts and other fermented vegetables.
One Straw Farm is the hub of a sustainable food community, delivering the freshest, healthiest produce to our members, leading restaurants, and farmer’s markets throughout the Baltimore area. Since 1983, Drew and Joan Norman have lovingly cultivated the soil using organic techniques. Now their children and grandchildren are on board with the family’s mission of supplying the region with the finest produce while caring for the land.
Abner King and his family farm 36 acres of rolling green pastures in Lancaster County, PA. The farm is named for the Pequea stream that borders their fields. Always free of antibiotics and hormones, their yogurt and cheeses are made from the rich milk of grass-fed jersey cows.
The Prigel Family Creamery is an extension of Bellvale Farm, a fifth generation dairy farm in Glen Arm, MD. Bellvale Farm received its Organic certification in 2008. The Prigel's 150 cows graze health, Organic grass day and night and are always grain free. The development of the creamery allowed Bellvale to continue to be economically viable in a changing economy and foodscape. Because of their diversification, they continue to hold fast the stewardship of their land that began with sharecropper John Mathias Prigel in 1895. Today they offer rich, creamy yogurt, fresh wholesome milk, and delicious ice cream and continue to be committed to community, to integrity in stewardship of the land, and to humane treatment of their animals.
Radicle Farms grows hydroponically using Integrated Pest Management in 60,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space in New Jersey and upstate New York. They employ rural and urban farmers, maximize the growing potential of otherwise forgotten spaces.
Ray's Seitan has been creating this wheat based meat alternative for over three decades in Allentown, PA. Their products are non-GMO. Seitan has a savory taste, probably closest to bland chicken or a portobello mushroom. It takes on flavors from the recipe you cook with it and can be spicy in chickenless wings or savory in a Massaman curry. Seitan's popularity is due in large part to it's texture, which more closely resembles that of meat than many other meat alternatives.
Red Acres Hydroponics is a sixth generation century farm in Worton, MD. Bryan and his team grow high quality pesticide free hydroponic lettuce and greens year round for wholesale and to stock their on farm produce store.
Red Hill Farms grows produce using Integrated Pest Management in Pittman, Pa.
Roseda Beef prides themselves on selective breeding, natural feeding, and high quality butchering and dry aging. This Baltimore based farm works with other small farms who raise out Roseda cattle according to their high standards. Calves are weaned at about seven months, and graze in lush green pastures for most of their lives. Then they are placed on a wholesome diet of chopped corn plants and kernels, corn, hay, alfalfa,soybean meal, vitamins, minerals and fresh water. We use no hormones or chemical additives, and no antibiotics unless medically necessary.
serves made-to-order cold-pressed juice, superfood smoothies, and healthy breakfast, lunch and snack items to the wonderful city of Annapolis. They source locally and organic as much as possible and are eco-minded in all that they produce- from using eco-plastic, to partnering with Annapolis Compost, to selling , to sending their juice pulp and other fruit and vegetable waste to Abundant Grace Farm.
Sassafras Creek Farm is a four-season USDA Certified Organic vegetable farm located in Leonardtown, 45 miles south of Washington DC. David and Jennifer's love of gardening bloomed into a bustling diversified vegetable business on their 80 acre plot of land. They grow veggies on a handful of these acres, in addition to cultivating year-round cover crops to improve the soil fertility in preparation for future vegetable plantings, several acres planted of native wildflowers, grasses and a small grove of fig trees.
Based out of Philadelphia, PA, Sipp was founded with the mission to create better for you sodas and sparkling waters using simple, Organic ingredients. Each product is carefully crafted with clean, organic ingredients and three layers of unique flavor.
Soom Foods is a family run business founded on a love for food, family, and community. It is a certified women-owned, Philadelphia-based company dedicated to introducing globally inspired pantry staples to the American market.
South Mountain Creamery raises grassfed dairy cows, as well as cage free, certified humane laying hens. They also produce cheese and other value added products with their milk. They are located in Middletown Md and take pride int heir environmental stewardship and land preservation efforts.
SoyBoy is a Rochester, New York based company that began in the 70s. All of their products are 100% peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and sesame free and Organic. They source from as local as possible Organic soy bean farms, most often buying from neighboring farms in the Finger Lakes region of New York, but always from North America.
Sunny Harvest is a Cochranville, Pa. based cooperative of Amish Farmers.
Susquehanna Mills Co is based in Pennsdale, PA and makes local, nonGMO, Organic cooking oils with eco focused full-circle practices, ultra-local sourcing, and a commitment to regional agriculture.
Sweet Farm Sauerkraut offers a variety of naturally fermented krauts made with nothing but organic (local when possible) vegetables, sea salt, and spices. Our traditional fermentation methods produce fresh, crisp and tangy krauts that pair well with just about any meal. In addition to their great taste, our krauts are full of probiotics, beneficial bacteria that help nourish your digestive system. Sweet Farm Sauerkraut is located in beautiful Frederick County, Maryland, and is dedicated to providing fresh and local krauts that are as healthy as they are delicious
Jose and his family grow specialty mushrooms in Cambridge, Maryland in addition to their day jobs serving as soil and water conservation agents.
The Breadery, based in Oella, outside of Catonsville, MD, bakes fresh whole grain and artisinal breads with in house stone-milled flour.
The Common Market is a nonprofit regional food distributor with a mission to connect communities with good food from sustainable family farms. Common Market does some of what we do, but at a larger scale. They work directly with local farms and provide clear, traceable information about where food comes from and how it's made. We work with Common Market to streamline some purchasing and logistics for farms that are outside our typical aggregation route, or are otherwise inaccessible at our scale. If you have questions about how we work with Common Market, or any product traceability please don't hesitate to ask!
Originally started as PEP Foods, Inc. – a cooperative of Baltimore-based plant-based businesses – The Greener Kitchen is focused on the goal of making healthy, affordable, plant-based foods accessible to the people who need them most, in Baltimore and beyond.
Weaver's Orchard is based in Morgantown, PA, near Reading. Their family farm was established in 1930 and has continued to serve their community and beyond with fresh vegetable and fruit since then. They currently run a bustling on-farm market and pick your own business, as well as growing tree fruits using Integrated Pest Management for wholesale.
About Weaver's IPM:
"The East Coast has some of the nation’s most fertile land, with warm summers, soaking rains and humid conditions. These conditions are not only ideal for crops, but also for mold and fungus. If we need to keep mold from spreading, we use chemicals that specifically target mold and fungus. Since they are not killing a living organism, they are not as potent.When we detect harmful insects, we always try to use low toxicity pesticides and find chemicals that are specifically targeted to one insect while being safe for beneficial insects, like our hives of honeybees."
Whispering Breeze Farm is a multi-generational (currently owned by fourth and fifth generation) family dairy in Tanneytown, Md. The family raises a robust dairy herd of 60 milking head for their artisinal cheeses, as well as pasture raised chickens and eggs.
This Baltimore based kombucha company began as a trio of friends experimenting with a family recipe. Adam, Sid, and Sergio's business is now booming- spreading gut healthy fun flavors all over the region.
Wye Heights' lamb are entirely grass and forage finished at Wye Heights Plantation on the Wye River in Easton, MD. They do not use any added hormones or any routine antibiotics. Their sheep are grazed on mixed pasture or fed high quality hay only.
Yong Fa Inc is family owned and operated and has been in business since 1998. Yong Fa Inc is the leading producer of sprout products in the Maryland area, located just outside Guilford
We're always adding new vendors, most of whom produce highly seasonal products, so don't be surprised if you see lots of changes in this list. We do our best to keep it up to date! All of our good food friends make food responsibly, using ethical and eco-friendly practices and within Black Bottom Farms' high quality standards.