Ludgate family announces sale of Ludgate Farms

December 16, 2010

About two months after announcing they were looking to sell their popular, locavore-focused farm market to "new owners with youthful enthusiasm," the Ludgate family says they've found new owners for Ludgate Farms. In an e-mail to customers and friends, Michael Ludgate says the business, which began as a farm stand in 1973, is being sold to the Quinn-Jacobs family.

Photo courtesy of Eating Ithaca.Photo courtesy of Eating Ithaca.The new owners, Katie and Dave Quinn-Jacobs, are already involved in the local food scene. Katie founded IthaCan, a local group of home food preservers, and the two are both involved in Harvestation, an online "farmer's market."

Ludgate says the new owners, who will officially take over the business on January 3rd, have brought on Betsy Appleton as a "general manager-in-residence."


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