Got a question or want to see if it’s already been asked, then this is the place.
Q: Do you allow U-Pick of any crops?
A: There are no u-pick crops.
Q: Do you have animals viewable to the public?
A: Due to ongoing issues with bird-flu, and the possibility of other negative interactions, the animals are not accessible to the public, and are maintained in bio-secure conditions.
Q: Do you offer tours of, or wandering around the farm/fields?
A: This is a production farm, so there are no tours, and the accessibility of the field, which is generally off-limits, depends on weather conditions and the spraying schedule. Do not enter the field without permission.
Q: Do you sell wholesale/to local restaurants?
A: The farm does not have any restaurants as regular wholesale customers, however, there are several that do occasionally purchase items from the farm to feature on their menus. If you are a business interested in wholesale purchasing, please contact us using the listed information in the sidebar.
Q: Do you grow all the produce that you sell?
A: Not any more. After asking regular customers over the course of the summer (2018), and due to a number of crops not growing well again this year (2018), I decided to go ahead and bring in some outside crops to both fill in for what I was unable to grow and also add to the available selection of items. Things I bring in will be clearly marked on the tag, with either the term “Locally Grown” for items gotten within a regional radius, or they will be marked with their place of origin. Please note that any items I bring in should be considered conventionally grown.
Q: Do you/will you grow Marijuana (Pot)?
A: No. It doesn’t make any difference to me what NY state decides, I have no plans to grow it. Please stop asking.
Q: Do you really work 7 days a week?
A: Yes, from early March to late December I work 7 days per week, with a normal workday starting at 5am and finishing around 9-10pm. Just because the stand is closed doesn’t mean I’m off, and just because you can’t see me or what I’m doing doesn’t mean I’m not working.
Q: Who makes the preserves you are selling?
A: I do. I received my NY State Dept. of Ag & Markets authorization to produce selected items on the farm back in early March 2017. The preserves are all small batch, lower sugar recipes of my own, generally made with 4 ingredients each (fruit, sugar, lemon juice, and pectin), and no added water. The recipes generally produce slightly softer jams, as this is my own preference. Please check the What’s Available page for current listings.
Q: Do you do all this by yourself? (or) How many employees do you have?
A: Occasionally, family or a neighbor might assist with a project that I simply can’t do alone. However, I run the farm pretty much all by myself, and do not currently have any employees.
Q: How late into the fall will you stay open?
A: The farm stand season typically ends on the Monday of Columbus Day weekend.
Q: How long will you have crop “X”?
A: Crop availability is dependent on the type, the weather, the number of plantings, and other factors such as insects and fungal problems. I will try to keep as many crops going for as long as I can, and will refer everyone to the What’s Available page for current listings.
Q: When will the produce be ready?
A: As silly as it may sound, it will be ready when it’s ready. Mother Nature dictates most of the timing. Please check the Crop Seasons page to get an idea of timing and the What’s Available page to see what’s ready right now.
Q: Will you be offering CSA shares?
A: The short answer is no. The longer answer is, I don’t really believe in charging people for things they have not, and may not receive, so I have a hard time thinking this is a good idea. What may happen instead is value packages of produce will be put together in advance for purchase at the stand. Information about this will be available in the News & Info section.
Q: Are you hiring?
A: We are not hiring at this time.
Please note that the Comments Section is moderated, and all comments are reviewed before posting in an effort to weed out Spam and other inappropriate posts.