The Farm at Ithaca Beer

When Ithaca Beer moved to our new location in 2012, we began a garden where we could grow fresh herbs and vegetables for our Taproom Restaurant. What began as a small project has grown into a fully-functional small farm with a full-time farmer, supplying us with over 40 crops including livestock, eggs, and a variety of vegetables.

As Local as Possible

Throughout the year, more than 60% of the goods we use in the Taproom kitchen and our Beer Garden come from our on-site Farm. From the Greenhouse to the Kitchen, your foods travel just 250 feet! Now that’s as local as possible!

When we don’t grow or raise it ourselves, we source from local farmers & suppliers as much as we can. We provide a full list of the produce coming from The Farm, as well as a list of our Local Suppliers in the Taproom at Ithaca Beer.


About Our Farmer    Chris Bickford has been farming for fifteen years, twelve of which have been right here in the Finger Lakes. At the heart of Chris’s farming philosophy is a stewardship and responsibility for the land. Having a background in organic agriculture, Chris practices responsible pest management techniques and has worked to removed many invasive species from the property, allowing native plants to flourish and balance and enhance our local ecosystem. If you see Chris in the Taproom, feel free to say hi!

About Our Farmer

Chris Bickford has been farming for fifteen years, twelve of which have been right here in the Finger Lakes. At the heart of Chris’s farming philosophy is a stewardship and responsibility for the land. Having a background in organic agriculture, Chris practices responsible pest management techniques and has worked to removed many invasive species from the property, allowing native plants to flourish and balance and enhance our local ecosystem. If you see Chris in the Taproom, feel free to say hi!