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?

(Updated 07/06/23)
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?

(Updated 09/07/23)
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?

(Updated 10/03/18)
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)?

(Updated 06/20/18)
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?

(Updated 09/03/20)
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?

(Updated 06/08/18)
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?

(Updated 09/07/23)
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?

(Updated 09/07/23)
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.

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  1. Are you related to Scribner’s on Beckett Road in Whitehall, NY? I know they were not well and wanted to know if they sold the farm and retired.

  2. Do you remember what it was called Mountain Mradow Farm? I was up there all the time when I was a kid and teenager. It was a Little resort that that was rented out weekly for the summer. Great place.

  3. My Husband has planted potatoes up here in the mountain top for 40 years+
    He fights the potato Beatles every year.
    He has never a chemical that gets rid of them, he actually hand picks them off everyday and puts them in a far with dawn dish soap and water( kills them)

  4. I was at your farm today with my sister and nephew and grabbed some basil. I’m making a delicious cous cous salad with it thanks to you. Glad we found your farm and hope to visit again soon! Hope the rest of your growing season is successful. Be well!

  5. Chris,

    Love your flowers. I got one of the last bunches of the wild flowers last weekend and they are still good. So sorry season is ending. Looking forward to next year. Catch up on your sleep during the next few months.
    Take care — Barbara Maichin

  6. Will you ship prserves? Bought some yesterday and I love 2 hrs away. I don’t think it will last long. I hope so. Thanks Chris!

    1. Hi Lizz. I’m happy to hear the preserves are good enough for you to ask this question. Under my current licensing and applicable laws, I am only able to ship my preserves within NY state. Please contact me directly through the farm’s email and I will be happy to assist you.

  7. That sure is one pretty site you have there. Can I ask you a very simple question? What kind of fertilizer do you use to make it grow so wonderfully?

    1. Thanks very much.

      A simple question, with a complex answer, unless you’re asking about the brands I use, so I’ll just give you the basics as trying to explain all the usages would stretch out to a post that would in some cases be a day-by-day recounting of an entire seasons growth cycle. I currently use 14 different fertilizers and soil amendments, split between organic, conventional, and water-soluble, as well as plant-based compost. They are used at different times, for different purposes, during different growth phases and weather conditions, with some being used only on specific crops.

      If there are more specific questions you have about individual crops, please send me an email and I’ll do my best to answer.

  8. Good day! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Thank you!

    1. Hi Alease. Please forgive the delay in replying, and I’m happy to hear you enjoy the updates. Unfortunately, regarding your question, I don’t really have any suggestions for you. I have so little time that the only other farm blogs I even get a chance to look at are ones discussing a specific topic on which I need more information. As far as websites/forums go, one that I find very useful is due to the variety of topics they cover and suggestions they make on the forum. I do know there are also quite a few small farms that post videos to YouTube, but I’m not sure if that fits your request. If I come across any really interesting ones I’ll post an additional reply with sites I think are worth visiting. Thanks again for visiting the site.

  9. I am a neighbor on Harra Rd-off Scribner, Just hope you have more of the Strawberry jam this year as IT was a hit! Can’t wait for fresh eggs! Hope you have a better spring this year.

  10. Hi Chris. It’s your neighbor Peter from across the stream. It was good to meet you and I look forward to some great produce in the near future.

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