Riverland Farm is a 40-acre certified organic, women-run farm growing a diverse array of mixed vegetables and fruits along the Connecticut River in Sunderland, MA. The Farm is run by Emily Landeck and Meghan Arquin, who combine their love of cooking and sustainable organic farming practices to make their business a standout in the community.
In 2020 Emily, who had worked at Riverland for 4 seasons, purchased the farm from Meghan and her husband Rob, who had owned and managed the farm since 2007. Meghan and Rob continued to build the community supported agriculture (CSA) program that original owners Scott and Ferdene had started in 1997. Rob and Meghan also started to build local and regional wholesale accounts, transitioning entirely to a wholesale-focused business model in 2016. Real Pickles has been buying vegetables from Riverland since 2002.
Since taking over ownership of the farm, Emily and her crew continue to make Riverland Farm a thriving and important part of the local food system in western Massachusetts. They grow high-quality organic produce for the community and continue the ongoing work to maintain and improve the land that they farm. Riverland Farm keeps Real Pickles well-supplied with vegetables, herbs, and spices for the Organic Kimchi, as well as the Organic Sauerkraut, Organic Beets, Organic Red Cabbage, and Organic Ginger Carrots. We are always most impressed when these ingredients arrive, as their fertile river bottom soil always yields the biggest heads of cabbage and some of the most beautiful bounties of certified organic produce we see all year long!