Hartwood Farm

Hartwood Farm is a diversified family-run farm, specializing in seasonal
vegetables and herbs, and year-round pasture-raised eggs.  Hartwood Farm was founded in 2012 after years of looking and over twenty combined years of working on other farms.
Hartwood Farm is 70 acres, with ten acres managed under active production (we grow four acres of vegetables each year are grown, with the rest rotating through cover crops), 30 acres of pasture, and 25 acres in a young sugarbush (that we dream of tapping one day!).
We are committed to raising healthy and delicious food to feed our central NY community.  Hartwood Farm prides itself on growing crops using only practices and products approved for local production, with the long term goal of building up the good soil health and biodiversity that helps grow the best tasting vegetables.
Location: Chittenango, NY
Website: http://www.hartwoodfarm.com/
Top 3 Products: Vegetables, Eggs, and Pork
How has the Profit Team Program helped your farm?: The Profit Team Program is helping us address some of the more difficult questions on our farm, as we try to find the systems and enterprises that work best for us.
When you envision your farm business five years from now, what differences do you see?: We see a farm with more established infrastructure and equipment that has greater resiliency to challenges from weather and the economy.

If you weren’t a farmer, what would your dream job be?: 
Travel writers!
What is your best piece of advice for an aspiring farmer?: Try to really get a sense of what you are getting into by working on other farms and seeing what you like (or don’t) about farming. Make sure when you are starting off that you don’t bite off more than you can chew!

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