We raise animals, vegetables, and grains in Hudson, NY with a focus on fall and winter availability. We are fortunate to be surrounded by farming neighbors and continue a tradition of agricultural production in Columbia County. We raise high-quality, nutritious food using practices that do not deplete the soil or pollute the water so that farmers can continue to grow here for generations to come.
We grow vegetables for our Winter CSA, focusing on cold-hardy greens and storage crops. We also grow year-round for farmer's market and wholesale accounts, with a particular passion for herbs and specialty greens. We work to build healthy soil that can grow healthful, nutrient-dense crops, and rely on crop rotation, cover cropping, green manures and soil amendments to correct deficiencies and build long-term fertility. Although we are not certified organic, we grow using organic practices, and don’t use any chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
We grow rye, wheat, flint and flour corn, and popcorn, which we sell fresh-milled for farmers' market and to the Camphill Copake bakery.
On pasture we raise hogs, laying hens and sheep. They eat grass, forage crops, vegetable scraps and organically-grown, local grains.