Friday, December 1, 2006

Making the 'Organic Connection'

Catherine L. Foley, The Patent Trader

Ian Diamond's Organic Connection is whetting the region's organic appetite with new flavors and savory standards.

Berle Farm in Hoosick, Evan's Farmhouse Creamery in Norwich, Ryder Farm in Brewster, Tierra Farm in Cohoes — Diamond's organic food delivery business based in Vista specializes in connecting the northeast's, and especially New York's, organic family farms with consumers in Westchester and Putnam counties, and Fairfield County in Connecticut.

Diamond said he founded Organic Connection two and a half years ago, dissatisfied with the local organic offerings that were often saturated with organic junk food and organic food produced by large corporations. "People make the incorrect assumption that whatever they may buy in health food stores is healthy. I want to help people make healthier choices."