Hepworth Farms Local Organic Leeks
Leeks taste like onions with the wind knocked out of them. They add wonderful complexity and fullness to soups and stews. Alone, they are divine braised in red wine or grilled as an accompaniment to hearty meat dishes. Mild leeks (the white part only) partner nicely with seafood. The whites and bottom greens add life to bouillabaisse or any other fish soup. Established in 1818, Hepworth Farms is one of the premier organic growers in the Hudson Valley. Under the direction of sisters Amy and Gail Hepworth, this FreshDirect Partner Farm serves as a leader and inspiration for responsible and sustainable agriculture. Hepworth Farms preserves and maintains approximately 550 acres of biodiverse and nutrient-dense soil in Milton, New York, just 1.5 hours north of New York City. During their peak growing months from May through late November, they provide a full assortment of vegetables including tomatoes, beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, lettuces, greens, roots, and squashes. Hepworth Farms also offers popular spring and summer farm shares.