What We Do
Ever heard of Joel Salatin (Author of Food, Inc; Farmageddon; and Fresh)? About 20 years ago he became the inspiration for the poultry enterprise on our farm. Using his innovative pasture-based system as a starting point to further diversify our farm has paid us dividends by layering and rotating our different enterprises in ways we never dreamed of.
It was, and still is, important to us to take the next step and have our farm certified organic - which we did in 2001. That way no one needs to assume that no pesticides or GMOs are used in feed, field, or pasture, because the organic seal assures that.
Please explore our site for our take on what began with Joel's unconventional mindset that pasture belonged in the lives of all farm animals. This is our Tip of the Hat to Polyface Farm.
The backbone of the farm is dairy, with all other enterprises connected to and synergistic with milk production. In addition to the dairy we produce certified organic pastured poultry, which includes both broilers and turkey; grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pick-your-own strawberries, and compost.
Our milk goes to CROPP Cooperative, under the Organic Valley brand. CROPP (Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools) is a national farmer owned and operated co-op based in LaFarge, Wisconsin. Although the co-op is national, milk is sold regionally; Milk produced in New York is sold in NY, and the northeast region.
So, if local organic food is important to you, then please support Organic Valley! There is a lot of great information on their website, and coupons too! Join Farm Friends for that.
We would like to take a moment to thank you for your interest in locally grown foods. We sincerely hope that your interest will lead to your support of a local and thereby much more sustainable food infrastructure. Very often, the first step, that first purchase, is the most difficult one to take. Once you have met your farmer and taken that first step towards purchasing locally it all becomes much easier, and much more satisfying than shopping at a grocery store.
If there is a product you are interested in that we do not carry, we can often direct you to a local farm that does, so please do reach out to us if you need to!
If, after browsing through our website, you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-591-9607 (Maureen).