“Long Island is where my family and I have chosen to call home. To have the opportunity to contribute to the food story of my own community is an incredible honor.”
8 Hands Farm was created to nurture the belief that supporting the natural behaviors of animals plays a critical role in soil and animal health and ultimately in the food we eat. Founded in 2010, 8 Hands is a family–run farm that prides themselves on the quality of their product and the ability to provide their customers with an understanding on how they grow, raise and care for their crops and animals.
Today this 28-acre farm is the proud home of heritage breed animals only, including Icelandic sheep, Tamworth pigs and a variety of heritage breed chickens. 8 Hands, like Small Batch, feels strongly about the role that food should play in our society and we are thrilled to support the important work the 8 Hands Farm is doing in our community.
Long Island Spirits, founded in 2007, is the first craft distillery since the 1800’s located on Long Island, in Baiting Hollow, NY. Situated amidst 5,000 acres of potato farms, Long Island Spirits is uniquely positioned to produce a product that celebrated Long Island’s rich farming heritage.
What began as a restoration project by Long Islander Joseph Piccone Jr. has now become a true farm-to-bottle hand craft distiller operation. Long Island Spirit mashes, ferments, distills, and bottles their ultra-premium LiV Vodka in their restored barn that also serves as a symbol of the rural character of the North Fork of Long Island. Small Batch is proud to carry this premium local product behind it’s bar.
Named from the Little Peconic Bay, the body of water between the two forks at the east end of Long Island, Peeko Oysters are the only oysters based out of New Suffolk, NY.
Founded in 2016, by former business consultant Peter Stein, Peeko is working hard to make oyster farming local again. Once responsible for half the world’s oyster population, New York has not had a local bed since 1927. Impressively, at the end of Peeko’s last growing season, they had a little under 500,000 oysters in the water. In addition to producing an in-demand product, Peeko’s work goes a long way towards restoring the vast filtration power that wild oysters once yielded in our local area. Small Batch is proud to serve and support the efforts of this local start –up.