Youngs Farm in Long Island is a modern, family-owned, and operated farm that produces fresh, delicious, healthy food for families in the NYC Metro area. A visit to Youngs Farm in Long Island is a special day indeed. Whether one is looking for a great group outing, planning an event, or having a small party in mind, our knowledgeable staffs are here to help one plan their perfect day.
How to get Youngs Farms products?
Youngs Farm in Long Island sells through wholesalers, so it doesn’t have to compete with supermarkets. But it still makes 30 million pounds of produce a year, and it sells almost all of it. About 100 million pounds of Young’s vegetables are harvested, packed, and shipped.
Youngs sells primarily to restaurants. It makes its money, not from selling directly to consumers but from selling to wholesalers. Youngs is a family business. The third generation, headed by Mike Young, is in charge. The Young family owns 80% of the stock.
Why have farm-fresh products?
The No. 1 reason people shop at a farmer’s market is freshness. One wants the product to taste good, and it has to be as fresh as possible. But freshness is important for other reasons. People buy farm-fresh products because they think they are healthier, fresher, and more flavourful. It’s no coincidence that farm-fresh products are also often organic and locally grown.
Freshness is also social. People go to farmers’ markets to mingle with friends and neighbors. Some like to sit in the sunshine and picnic on a blanket. Others are there for their kids, who feel safe playing in the dirt and getting dirty. Farm-fresh products also taste better. Farm-fresh produce is picked when it is ripe. Farmers know that farmers tend to pick things when they are slightly ripe for aesthetic reasons. But people who pick things when they are slightly ripe, like produce farmers, also know that things picked when they are slightly ripe taste a lot better.
And farm-fresh products have a history. The farmers selling one the produce knows where the product came from, and they know the people who grew it. The farmers also feel a responsibility to the farmers they sold the product to. They want to know they are making good on their end of the bargain, and that means coming back to check on their customers. And knowing their customers and their product is more important than ever.
Farmers know that their produce is fresher and healthier, and more flavourful than the produce one finds in a supermarket. They know that the people who eat them will notice. They know the farmers also appreciate the customers who support them by buying their products. Most of all, farmers know that the people who eat their products appreciate it and, as a result, they are more loyal to the farmers who are selling their products.