High-quality, homegrown produce available for purchase at Peterson Farm in Jamestown, NY.

High-quality, homegrown produce available for purchase at Peterson Farm in Jamestown, NY.

Chautauqua Grown Features: Peterson Farm

CCE-Chautauqua’s Farm-To-Table Initiative features Local Produce Stand

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (September 9, 2016) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is excited to feature Peterson Farm, a well-known local produce stand and livestock farm that offers a variety of products in Jamestown, NY, as a featured farm listed on the Chautauqua Grown directory. Chautauqua Grown is your source for all things regarding local foods in Chautauqua County, including a directory of farms, restaurants, farmers markets, wineries, and much more, and is available online by visiting www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua.

Many people have come to know the Peterson Farm Stand, located at 3260 Fluvanna Avenue Extension in Jamestown, as a staple in our county’s rich agricultural history. This 300 acre family farm has been owned and operated by the family for over 100 years, and their produce stand, which has been around since 1957, has continued to thrive throughout the years by offering locally grown produce, flowers, and Scandinavian food specialties. They also have a herd of 70 Hereford beef cattle in addition to their greenhouse, Scandinavian Gift Shop, and a newly acquired coffee roasting enterprise.

Peterson Farm is owned and operated by Allen and Mary Peterson. Their granddaughter, Kaitlyn Bentley, has returned to the farm after receiving her Master’s Degree in Business and Accounting from Alfred University, and manages day-to-day operations as she continues the family tradition and works her way into the business.

Allen Peterson attributes the farm’s long-term success to their commitment to their customers. “We’ve tried to base the business on quality and service throughout the years,” says Peterson. The farm grows their own sweet corn, pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers, squash, and much more. They also work to help promote other area farms by offering their locally produced products at the farm stand. All of their beef is raised right on the farm while utilizing humane handling methods and without using growth hormones. Peterson Farm employs 10 to 15 people throughout the year, and has been a staple provider of fresh, locally produced foods in our area.

The future looks bright for Peterson Farm as they continue to expand the business and grow their customer base. “It’s good to be able to keep this going in the future,” says Kaitlyn Bentley. “It’s difficult, but rewarding”. You can visit their farm stand year round, every day of the week from 10am to 6pm where you can purchase all of their available products. They also take call-ahead orders and can take orders for shipping. To learn more about Peterson Farm and their products available, visit their profile on Chautauqua Grown at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua/chautauqua-grown/peterson-farm-1 or give them a call at 716-483-2202.

CCE-Chautauqua will be featuring our local farms listed on Chautauqua Grown through a series of press releases in the coming weeks. For more information about Chautauqua Grown, visit www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua, or contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Educator, at 716-664-9502 ext. 202 kaw249@cornell.edu.

Chautauqua Grown is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Contact

Katelyn Walley-Stoll
Agriculture Program Community Educator, Farm Business Management
kaw249@cornell.edu
716-664-9502 ext. 202

Last updated September 9, 2016