We made a visit to the Genesee Environmental Center on Sunday morning to enjoy their breakfast buffet and to deliver the first batch of Metzger Heritage Farm potatoes to be used in their restaurant. Larry and Diana Hinrichsen (pictured at the right) are our longtime friends and owners of Genesee Natural Foods. They also operate the Environmental Center, serving breakfast on Sundays (8 am to 1 pm) and catering to special events. Chef Mike Budnyk (left) prepares a weekly buffet (with excellent service by Charlene Hemphill) that will include our organic locally-grown potatoes served up as luscious homefries. Since commercial potatoes are one of the "dirty dozen"( http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/ ), the Hinrichsens were delighted to have a local source for an organic option.
The Olga Cafe and Bistro in Coudersport has also featured our potatoes in soup and salad this year.
We're working on plans to offer our 22 varieties of organic potatoes for sale through Genesee Natural Foods, both at their store in Genesee and through their distribution network that reaches natural food stores in the northeast.