High Line Food  is committed to working with entrepreneurial food partners whose products are good for the people eating the food, good for those who grow it, and good for the land. With this core philosophy in mind, we were thrilled when returning food partner L’Arte del Gelato decided to make the switch to locally-sourced milk for their full-range of gelati on offer at the High Line.
This new sustainably-produced New York State milk from Battenkill Valley Creamery  is a great addition to their already impressive roster of high quality ingredients.
“Italians know that the secret to good food is to step back and let the ingredients speak for themselves!” L’Arte del Gelato co-founder Francesco Realmuto says. “Using Battenkill Valley Creamery milk for all of our High Line gelati is a great way to showcase delicious local food from right here in New York State.”
Learn more about the family farm supplying L’Arte del Gelato’s milk after the jump.
Food is one of our best connections to community and to the environment, and through it, High Line Food and our carefully-selected food partners aim to connect visitors to one another and the land. What better way to connect people to the land than to celebrate the bounty found within our own state of New York?
Working closely with High Line Food & Revenue Coordinator Heather Wise, L’Arte del Gelato was able to connect with Battenkill Valley Creamery in Salem, New York. This father-and-son operation was chosen not only because of their superior milk and cream, but also for the high level of sustainability in their production and processing. Battenkill Valley Creamery grows most of the feed for their herd of 350 cows on a lush 1,000-acre swath of land in Upstate New York, all with no insecticides, pesticides, or growth hormones.
The milking, processing, and bottling – and even some of the selling – happens on-site at the McEachron family farm. This self-contained production coupled with a top-notch distribution system means that fresh milk can get down to New York City in less than 12 hours!
“L’Arte del Gelato’s frozen treats are even more delicious knowing you’re supporting New York farmers like Battenkill Valley Creamery,” says Melina Shannon-DiPietro Director of High Line Food and Revenue. “An important aspect of creating a sustainable food system on the High Line is working with partners like L’Arte del Gelato who are constantly looking for ways to make their ingredients and production more environmentally-friendly.”
We hope you’ll stop by to sample L’Arte del Gelato’s new line-up of gelati featuring locally-sourced milk. You can also sample Battenkill’s products at High Line food partners Blue Bottle Coffee and Bark’s High Line outposts.
Find Battenkill Valley Creamery products in a number of fine restaurants and grocery stores throughout New York City. Locate a restaurant or grocery store close to you.