Supporting Local Agriculture

Our Passion

We are proud to be St. Lawrence County’s premier “Farm to Table” restaurant. Since opening our doors over 10 years ago, our focus has been on creating a community bistro with a menu that showcases the finest local ingredients available to prepare each dish. We are committed to using local sustainably grown produce and meats whenever possible. Since 2006 the 1844 House has purchased more than $175,450.00 in food from our local farms.
It is very exciting to see that we have inspired so many of the newer restaurants in the surrounding communities to embrace our philosophy of supporting our local farms. Buying fresh local food is not a culinary trend. It is an age old tradition of professional chefs and their commitment to provide the most nutritious and wholesome foods available prepared in creative ways. It is also part of our commitment to encourage our guests to eat seasonally and support the local economy.
We also produce a nice variety of food right here at 1844 House. We grow grapes (seedless table, wild and wine varietals), figs, currants, hops, rosemary, chives, mint (3 types), sage, oregano,a variety of edible flowers, rhubarb, raspberries, apples, bay laurel, & garlic. We have 6 raised beds installed in the back yard for increased production.
In addition to our twice a week trips to the local farmers market (during the spring, summer, and fall season) we are proud partners with the local suppliers and organizations listed below!
In addition to our twice a week trips to the local farmers market (during the spring, summer, and fall season) we are proud partners with the local suppliers and organizations listed below!

Our affiliates and partners

Local Suppliers and Support Organizations

North Country Grown Cooperative

They supply us with farm fresh produce from over 36 small farms across St. Lawrence County! We proudly support NCGC in its efforts to connect St. Lawrence County farmers with local chefs. NCGC is one of our chief suppliers for our restaurant. For a complete list of the farms that make up its membership or to become a member, please visit their website.

Smith Farm

Located in Massena, NY: (315) 764-1273
They raise and process our chickens.

Donahue’s Livestock Farms

Located at 87 Academy Street Malone, NY 12953
They supply us with locally raised Angus Beef.

Birdsfoot Farm

We use a variety of organically grown fresh vegetables from Birdsfoot Farm including kale, lettuce mix, parsnips, and garlic. They have an excellent CSA. Visit their website for more details.

Mike Watkins

Phone: (315) 347-4960
He has been our supplier for spring wild leeks (ramps) & fiddle head ferns for many years.

Pat & April’s Pork

Located in Fort Covington, NY: (518) 481-4073
They offer a very nice variety of USDA Inspected pork cuts that are antibiotic and growth hormone free in addition to sausages, bacon, ham, lard, and livers. Whole and half animals are available.

M&M Eggs

Located in Massena, NY: (315) 764-EGGS
They supply us with fresh chicken and duck eggs for the restaurant, but they specialize in breeding chickens, ducks and turkey’s for hatching eggs.

Gulf Creek Farm

Located in Canton, NY
Phone: (315) 854-1785

They supply us with fresh brown eggs, courtesy of their free ranging hens. They also have broiler chickens available, as well as pasture raised pork – by the pound, half pig or whole.

Meier’s Artisan Cheese

Located at 3231 State Route 37, Fort Covington, NY
Phone: (518) 572-1873

They make some of the best “old world style” cheeses that we have tasted. We particularly like the Mt. Titus (Gruyere style cheese) and the Alpola (a raclette style melting cheese). Of course we love the fresh cheese curds as well.

North Country Creamery

Located at 931 Mace Chasm Rd. Keeseville, NY 12944
Phone: (518) 645-(COWS)

They supply us with several varieties of cheeses like:
“Couronne” (semi-hard tomme made with raw milk)
“Northland” (semi-hard gouda/tomme cross made w/raw milk)
“Herdmaster” (hard, swiss-like Alpine; aged 3-7 months)
“Havarti” (semi-soft, simple & versatile)

Sugar House Creamery

Located in Upper Jay, NY
Phone: (518) 300-0626

They supply us with several varieties of cheeses like:
Dutch Knuckle (Aged raw cow milk “mountain cheese”)
Pound Cake (aged, beer washed, pasteurized cows milk)
Little Dickens (Surface ripened cows milk)

Our affiliates and partners

Other Small Business Partners

Judy Andrus Toporcer Photography

Located in Colton, NY
Her art is on display throughout the restaurant and features seasonal themes that showcase food and life here in the North Country.

St. Lawrence Valley Roasters

Located in Lisbon, NY
They custom roast our signature 1844 Bistro Blend coffee. It is available here by the cup or you can buy it by the pound to enjoy in your own home or office.

Potsdam Co-op & Carriage House Bakery

Located at 24 Elm Street in Potsdam, NY
Phone: 315-265-4630
They bake our fresh organic bread and provide a variety of specialty ingredients.

Garden Share

GardenShare is a locally led, nonprofit organization seeking to end hunger and strengthen food security in northern New York State, a remote rural region known as the North Country.