Our farm is a first generation diversified farm, consisting of 26.5 acres nestled beneath Owls Head Mountain. What exactly is a diversified farm? A diversified farm is an operation that produces a variety of crops and/or animals, and intentionally includes functional biodiversity in order to maintain ecosystem services that provide critical inputs to agriculture, such as soil fertility, pest and disease control, water use efficiency, and pollination. We raise goats, chickens, ducks, livestock guardian dogs, and an assortment of vegetables.
We aim to preserve the natural beauty of our property, and we have taken measures to mitigate our impacts on the surrounding wetlands, including the construction of a compost containment area, funded in part by a grant from the Adirondack Council.
While we began our farm operation in 2017, we wouldn’t purchase our current property until late 2019. We constructed our first barn, a 30′ x 50′ Quonset hut, over the course of 2020. From the cement work to the arch assembly to the wiring, we did every aspect the build of ourselves (if you’re interested, you can read about the whole process on our blog).
Our self-serve farmstand is stocked with our own fresh eggs, firewood, seasonal produce, and a variety of our goat’s milk soaps. We also partner with local farmers to provide the following:
Lotions (from Rustic Cedar Goat Milk Lotion in Bloomingdale)
Maple Syrup (from Brandy Brook Maple Farm in Ellenburg)
Pork & Beef (from Pat & April’s Pork in Fort Covington)
Honey (from A.C.E. Apiary in Malone)
Baked Goods (from Fresh & Fancy on the Farm in Peru)
Seasonal Produce (from various farms throughout Franklin County)