Long Season Farm
Erin Enouen and Sam Zurofsky have been farming in the Hudson Valley since 2008. They founded and managed Second Wind CSA, a thriving 50-member CSA program located at the Four Winds Farm. After three years, they passed Second Wind on to another couple and went in search of a place to establish more permanent roots.
In March of 2013 Erin and Sam closed on a property in Kerhonkson, which is now Long Season Farm. For their first two seasons at Long Season Farm, both Erin and Sam worked full-time jobs at wonderful farm-based local companies. Now, Sam works full time on the farm with lots of help from Erin in the early mornings, late nights and on the weekends. Long Season Farm focuses on growing fresh greens and storage crops for their Winter CSA and the Kingston Winter Farmers Market. Additionally, Long Season Farm grows flowers, mushrooms and other specialty crops for market and wholesale during the summer months.
Location: Kerhonkson, NY
Top 3 Products: Winter CSA, Winter Market, and Specialty Summer Crops.
How has the Profit Team Program helped your farm?: I hope that Profit Team will help us identify and plan to meet specific market and on farm demands. We are primarily focusing on how best to build out and invest in scale appropriate infrastructure and systems.
When you envision your farm business five years from now, what differences do you see?: I see a much more streamlined and efficient farm that has built out infrastructure and efficient systems. I see a farm that is profitably growing an array of great vegetables for sale in the winter months.
If you weren’t a farmer, what would your dream job be?: I left a job as the production manager at a distillery to farm full time. That was a pretty good job!
What is your best piece of advice for an aspiring farmer?: 1. You will almost always be wrong about what will be hard and what will be easy. 2. Even if you have been farming for 20 years, you’ve only done anything 20 times – no other job is like that.
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