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 Hill Farm is Erin Bullock’s second CSA farm, started in 2016. She also started Mud Creek Farm CSA, and ran it for 5 years growing it to over 250 weekly shares, before selling it to her assistant manager.
Location: Bloomfield, NY
Website: www.wildhillfarm.com/
Top 3 Products: 20-Week Vegetable CSA share, U-Pick Blueberries, Hay
How has the profit Team Project helped your farm?
Scaling up fast to profitability was the goal this year, as we doubled CSA membership from 75 to 150
weekly shares. Getting members to sign up was a challenge, and hiring the marketing consulting firm
helped us reach our goal! Now we have the income to run the farm, and the momentum of loyal
members to fund the expansion of the farm. It was difficult as a new farm entering the market in 2016
to make ourselves known. A promoted “farm commercial” on Facebook really helped us reach and
acquire new members.
When you envision your farm business five years from now, what differences do you see?
With a loyal CSA member base, we will diversify from just vegetables to offering fruit, meat, mushrooms, agritourism, and other products. Possibly value-added or prepared foods as well.
If you weren’t a farmer, what would your dream job be?
Farmer, just not working so much.
What is your best piece of advice for an aspiring farmer?
Think about life balance.

Kat McCarthy

Through her role as the Beginning Farmer Project Coordinator at the Cornell Small Farms, Kat McCarthy supported the Labor Ready Farmer project from August 2017 through May 2018. 
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