Eden Valley Growers, Inc. established in 1956, is a vegetable growing farm cooperative that recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Most of the members are fifth, sixth, & seventh generation farms and include Henry W. Agle & Sons, Ronald Draudt & Sons, Kenneth Henry & Sons, MCR Farm, Amos Zittel & Sons, Henry’s Gardens, W.D. Henry & Sons, and Vacco Farms.
These farms and distribution facility are located approximately 20 miles south of Buffalo, in Eden, New York. The “Co-op” provides cooling, marketing, and distribution of the produce grown. From May 1st to December 1st we ship over half a million cases throughout the Eastern United States and handle over 45 specialty vegetable and fruit varieties. We are extending our season’s offering each year with plans to soon be a year round operation.
The Western NY Food Hub is supported through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Local Food Promotion Program, and provides qualified growers with immediate access to wholesale markets.
Eden Valley Growers was selected in 2014 to own/operate the Western New York Food Hub, and has opened the door to new produce growers interested in selling through wholesale market channels! Recognizing the increasing demand for locally grown food, and the considerable assets the cooperative has in terms of infrastructure, sales and marketing, they were poised to provide Western NY farmers with a viable market for their produce.
For more information, visit the WNY Food Hub page: www.edenvalleygrowers.com/wny-foodhub