2001 State Highway 7, Bainbridge, NY | Directions 1373342.275679 -75.480933
Story from a friend – My daughter worked there for a short time. Anyway, in that time she was belittled in front of customers constantly, told NOT to smile, told if a single plant dies on her watch consider herself unemployed, not allowed to go to the bathroom, got laughed at if she teared up from the constant belittling and being told she had to be babysat. I always thought that family was rude but it has been totally confirmed. The "woman" owner is miserable and takes it out on her employees. There isn't anything you can't buy at a grocery store or other market. I almost forgot, the employees were NOT given gloves to handle the animals, the feces, or to remove the dead animals from the cages. When asked where she could wash up after removing a dead chick, they pointed to a community bucket of water and told her to dip her hands in that and get back to work. I would recommend washing your produce thouroughly if that is the way they run business. I will never give another dime to that business. I'm not telling any of you to not go there but I just had to share my family's experience.
THE BEST OF THE BEST - WE ARE BLESSED! – Periodically I skim reviews and did so yesterday when to my surprise I read some very negative feedback with regards to the Frog Pond. I have watched this special place grow from the very early days. I want to inject here that I am not a personal friend, employee or parent of an employee of this establishment. I am a long term customer, period.
Every year I have witnessed the hard work and effort the owners put into providing quality produce to those who appreciate the best at an affordable price. This is a family run operation and it appears they employ many (and need many!) helpers. I don't know what "old lady" anyone might be speaking of that might be considered the owner but I do know of a very kind hearted, weather worn, getting older - as we all are - absolutely lovely lady that I see working hard every time I shop at The Frog Pond.
The folks employed there have always been polite and helpful. The man who is the human calculator and runs off a tally faster than speeding train doesn't have the time to make small talk, obviously he is too busy getting us checked out and packed up. This sure beats waiting in line for price checks and malfunctioning cash registers as we experience is most retail establishments. My family, friends and coworkers envy the fact that I have The Frog Pond such a short distance from my home. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, that's fair, but when comments are so out of sync with reality...it just makes no sense to me. I hope my review will give those of you who have NOT been to The Frog Pond yet the encouragement to just get in your car and drive there. It is so easy to get to regardless of the direction you are coming from, don't miss out on this place. I know I am jumping the gun here but in the fall...pumpkin time...it is a breathing place to see so bring your camera. I hope this review helps give an honest perspective on this great establishment.
so rude! – I used to enjoy going to frog pond until I witnessed the old lady (owner) screaming and humiliating her employees in front of customers. I was embarrased for them and I left my stuff and will NEVER return. People that are looking for a friendly little stand will be let down. The young hired help are wonderful, but the owners are VERY RUDE especially the older woman!
LOVE it!!! – No matter what season, I always find what I want at the FrogPond, whether it's produce or flowers or something special. Nice, helpful staff who works their tails off. Everything is always beautiful. My granddaughters love it here. I can't get them to leave.
owner could care less – i am a local person who always supported frog pond. the last time i was there i had two boxes of produce. i paid for both boxes and led the young man who carrys the boxes to my car. when he went to put the produce in my car i saw that he only had one box. i asked where the other one was and he said that he did not realize that there was two boxes. we walked back together to find the other box. it was not on the counter, most likely it was put in someone elses car by mistake. when i told the gentelman who calls out the prices what happened he just shrugged his shoulders and moved on to the next person. he never offered any help or refund. i have not been back to frog pond again. i know they have a very good business going so the loss of one customer will not hurt them. but they will not get any more money from me.
frogpond is great – i went to frog pond with a fried and now my hubby and i go all the time the have the best veggies and plants i have seen in years .the people are so helpful and the guy that does the math is great i wish i could add like he does .we are a hourand a half away and ill still travel to go there . you guys keep up the good work you are all very nice thank again .
nice place – Great place to buy cheap veggies, flowers, fruit and livestock. We love Frog Pond. The only complaint is the guy who does the mental math check-out. Not super -friendly, kind of scary! Lighten-up! LOL
Let's appreciate the difference between apples and oranges – Having grown up 15 minutes from Frog Pond, and lived in major cities throughout the US and Europe in my adult years, I return to this place often as a reminder of a REAL farmer's market set on a working farm, and with appreciation for the value and importance of shopping locally (if you care about pesticides, preservatives, and supporting your local businesses).
If you are looking for produce infused with additives to make them look good and taste bland, or can't handle the "smells" of being on a family farm, (which incidentally are not overbearing, but more character building), then don't go to Frog Pond. And honestly, the only thing worth shopping for at Great American (that you can't even get at Frog Pond) is their meat. Great American has great deals on steaks, ground sirloin, pork tenderloin, and chicken!
Frog Pond is a place that has old school charm, the kind that has been lost and unappreciated by people looking for apples, while shopping for oranges.
One thing I will say is if you are trying to shop in bulk for food to last you for one to two weeks, that probably won't work here. No preservatives=fresh=needs to be eaten in the next 3-4 days, or take a gamble!
horrible – worst place ever if u want something to eat go to the great american in town
great local business – I grew up going to Frog Pond for our fruits and veggies back when it was a tiny stand by the road. We loved wandering up to visit the animals while mom shopped. It has been great watching this local business grow to the scale it has today, and I proudly continue to shop there. I have brought many visiting friends over the years and they all ask to go to Frog Pond every time they come to town.
They have the best fruits and vegetables as well as locally made products such as cheeses, maple syrup, even greeting cards by talented local artist Linda Devona. I buy their annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs for my garden every year. Ron and Karen and their staff provide top-notch service.
They have a corn bin where the kids can play, as well as special activities such as a flower planting cart and a hay maze in the fall. The full parking lot and bustle that is ever present on the weekends speaks to the quality of this business and their popularity in the community.
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