Battenkill Valley Creamery continues our Local Supports Local project with Yushak’s Market, a Shushan institution since 1941, when Michael and Mary Yushak opened its doors. In its 80th year, we chatted with Denny Yushak, their son and the current owner.
“We’re rooted in the community. We’ve been here for a long time and we try to partner with as many local outfits as we can. Roundhouse Bakery bread, Thomas’ eggs, seasonal produce from local farms, Bentley Seeds, Maplebook cheese, Oscar’s Smokehouse, and of course Battenkill’s milk. We pride ourselves on quality and service. That’s what has kept us here for eighty years. We make a lot of things from scratch and do a lot of our own processing for our smoked bacon, ham, and sausage.
Battenkill milk is outstanding in quality. Talk about a family that’s rooted in the community. Their farm goes back generations, and they certainly have the same values as us; hard working, a focus on quality and service. I grew up with Don, and Seth is my son’s age. They’re just super people. The milk is award winning, the ice cream is phenomenal. Battenkill Valley Creamery is a wonderful success story that could not happen to nicer people. We’re happy to carry their products.”