In 1795, Eleazer Ryder purchased 126 acres in Brewster, New York in order to establish a productive homestead for his family. Ryder Farm is the continuation of that legacy.
The farm’s landscape includes pasture, woodland, a half mile of lake frontage, natural amphitheaters, trails and numerous historical structures.
Although the property has history in dairy, Ryder Farm has been growing organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit since 1978 and was a pioneer in America's green movement by being one of the first farms to go organic. Ryder Farm supports a 100 member CSA, and sells from its roadside farm stand, at the local Brewster farmers market and via wholesale accounts. A staple at the Union Square Saturday Greenmarket in New York City, the Ryder Farm stand is located in the North Central part of the market, across from Barnes and Noble.
Two of the family’s direct descendants, John and Betsey Ryder, continue the family’s farming tradition to this day. Learn more about Ryder Farm Industries at: www.ryderfarmorganic.com.