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Blue Spade Farm

Blue Spade Farm was started at the end of 2015 with the goal of raising animals is a more environmentally sustainable system. Blue Spade Farm raises Spanish Boer Goats on a pasture system that limits inputs and mimics the natural ecosystem to the best of its ability.  This system creates a healthy atmosphere for the … Read More

2018 Baskets to Pallets Farmer Trainings

Baskets to Pallets at the 2018 NOFA-NY Winter Conference – Saratoga Springs, NY January 21, 2018, 8:00-9:15am Looking to diversify sales? Food hubs, groceries, restaurants and cooperatives are seeking your products, but these ‘intermediated’ channels require different marketing strategies. This workshop will include discussion and activities to prepare direct-marketing farmers to start building successful sales relationships with wholesale buyers. … Read More

Online Courses: Starting from Square One, Woodlot Managment, Quickbooks for Farmers

The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. Students connect with other farmers, work on farm plans, and gain practical tips without leaving their home. Course content can be accessed anywhere with a high-speed internet connection. Most courses are six weeks long. Each week features … Read More

One Day Conference: Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop

Join us for a special 1-day conference to explore the potential and methods for cultivating Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) profitably and successfully Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is an Appalachian native with many positive attributes that merit consideration for any tree planting project. Black Locust has very strong, highly decay-resistant lumber that is an excellent alternative … Read More

Reduced Tillage Field Day – Summer 2017

Tools and Tactics for Organic Vegetables at Any Scale August 14th, 2017, 4:00-7:00 pm Location: Freeville Organic Research Farm at the Cornell HC Thompson Vegetable Research Farm, 133 Fall Creek Road, Freeville NY The Cornell Reduced Tillage Team held a field tour and discussion of practices to build soils and manage weeds in organic vegetables. … Read More

Centurion Farm, LLC

Jeffrey and Nina Saeli founded Centurion Farm, LLC in 2017. The farm comprises a 58-acre mix of pastures, hardwood forests, riparian forests, and wetlands.  Currently farm operations are focused on the establishment of a small scale market garden. Jeffrey grew up on a farm in western NY, and began learning how to cook and preserve … Read More

Bright Raven Farm and Apiary

Location: Jacksonville, NY Website:  

Wild Hill Farm

Wild Hill Farm is a vegetable CSA farm located on 50 acres in Bloomfield, NY. A CSA with 150 weekly shares is the heart of the farm, with 4-5 acres in vegetables. U-Pick blueberries are an additional crop on the farm, as well as hay and straw. All land is managed using organic practices. Wild … Read More

New! Find all your favorite resources in one place!

Have you noticed our new look? Yes, we’ve merged our sister site, the Northeast Beginning Farmers Project, with the Small Farms Program website. You can now find all the great features of both sites in one place, but excuse some broken links. We’re working to address them as soon as possible! If you need help … Read More

White Pine Community Farm

Location: Wingdale, NY Top 3 Products: Medicinal herbs, farm-made pesto, and social justice-activism How has the Profit Team Program helped your farm?: It will help pay our mentor as we begin mushroom production.  

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