When we decided to move our business from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley in 2019, one of our biggest concerns was community.
Hany’s Harvest was born at Pilot Works, at the time an incredible communal incubator kitchen where we grew our business alongside the awesome entrepreneurs behind companies like Blank Slate Kitchen, Nomad Trading Company and Spice Grove Roselle, to name just a few. The momentum and support we felt surrounded by such energetic small businesses was a source of inspiration that fueled us through some tough moments early on.
Starting to search for a production space Upstate was a journey. Fortunately there’s a rich history of local, sustainable food businesses that offered us their wisdom and comradeship — like the wonderful folks at Hawthorne Valley Ferments and Atina Foods, to name a few. We're also close to the source of many of the ingredients we were already sourcing -- like our raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar from Fleischmann's nearby in Central New York.
Finally we connected with the ARC of Ulster-Greene, who made space for our production facility in their Catskill Center. The ARC runs an employment generation program for neurodivergent individuals in the community, and since their state recycling contracts were cancelled, they have been in need of employment opportunities. It’s been a win-win relationship for us, helping us build our wonderful production & operations team, including Dylan and Antonio (pictured) while rooting our business deeper in our community.
We’re also incredibly grateful for our wonderful community of retail partners up and down the East Coast (not to mention in 36 states and two Canadian Provinces). Our Hudson Valley partners include Honest Weight Food Co-op, Sunflower Natural Food Markets, Hawthorne Valley Farm Store, Kaaterskill Farm Natural Storehouse, Nature’s Pantry, Random Harvest, Citiot, and Beacon Natural among others, as well as many of our favorite farm stands. And of course we wouldn’t be where we are today without our first NYC stores, like the Park Slope and Flatbush Food Co-ops Greene Grape, R&D Foods, and Perelandra, to name a few!
We’re deeply grateful for all the love, care and support that goes into every bottle, and hope you can feel all that energy in every shot!