Love Local: Long Island Partners On FreshDirect

It’s no secret that Long Island is a food-lover’s paradise, home to farms, fisheries, and artisan goods makers in numbers dizzying for such a narrow stretch of land. Small businesses reign here, and at FreshDirect, we’ve cultivated personal relationships with many local producers who bring us their very best.

Leafy greens at Deer Run Farms

On principle, we believe in investing in local growers and makers because this not only contributes to a more sustainable food system and upholds independent businesses, but also because food simply tastes better when it’s fresh and direct from the farm or the kitchen. We’re lucky to be situated near some of the most bountiful land in the country and in a city known for fostering brilliant culinary innovators. Connecting our customers to this network and to the sources of the food they eat is embedded within our mission—we want everyone to understand that local terroir is a real thing.

Did you know?
FreshDirect is not only deeply connected to Long Island’s artisans and purveyors, but also can be found in its towns and communities. Seasonal grocery delivery is available in the Hamptons, Montauk, North Fork, and Shelter Island, so its easy to enjoy the best of the region while you’re out east. For more information on seasonal delivery, head to the Delivery Info page on our website.

FreshDirect’s Long Island partners are an integral part of our offerings and we want our customers to know why they’re so special. Read on to learn more about these producers and find their one-of-a-kind items on our site.

Channing Daughters Winery

Spanning 25 acres of vineyards, Channing Daughters Winery is perfectly located at the center of the South Fork for cool Atlantic breezes to dance through the grapevines, creating conditions ideal for bountiful harvests of fascinating grape varieties. Their Scuttlehole Chardonnay is a FreshDirect staff favorite.

Great Gun Shellfish

Great Gun Shellfish is raising some of Long Island’s best-tasting oysters, which have a sharp brine up front that leads to a sweet, buttery finish. Working with marine scientists from Stony Brook University, Great Gun is at the forefront of responsible oyster farming, contributing greatly to the sustainability and health of the waters along the Fire Island National Seashore.

Satur Farms

Situated on the North Fork of Long Island, Satur Farms is dedicated to growing the finest vegetables and culinary ingredients. Owned by the husband and wife team of Eberhard Müller and Paulette Satur, the farm has a steadfast commitment to sustainable farming and specializes in leafy vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, root vegetables, and herbs.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Perched on a rise overlooking lush vineyards to the east and the gently rolling Hamptons landscape to the west, Wölffer Estate Winery is unquestionably one of the most beautiful on Long Island. Their elegant sparkling dry rosé cider is made from New York State apples and every single sip tastes like summer.

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