Roxbury Farm is a community supported farm. We grow vegetables, herbs, and grass fed pork, lamb, and beef for over 1000 shareholders representing over 1200 families in four communities--Columbia County, the Capital Region, Westchester County and Manhattan--on 300 acres in Kinderhook, New York.
Our farmland has been taken off the market, permanently. It can never be bought or sold again. It can only be leased, and only by a farmer who commits to farming it. The lease is lifelong and inheritable, and the fee is based on the agricultural value of the land, not the market value. Affordable housing for the farmer and farm employees is also protected in perpetuity. Even in the rapidly rising country home market two and a half hours from New York City, this land and housing will always be available and affordable to a farmer.
Roxbury Farm is a biodynamic farm. A biodynamic farmer allows a great diversity of living organism on his or her farm to thrive as those systems have proven to be most efficient in harboring life and storing energy. Every aspect of the farm makes its own unique contribution to the whole. When a farm is biodynamic it is transformed from a factory, producing food and generating profit, to a being that has its own characteristics with associated strengths and weaknesses that are honored.
Posted by Jody :: Wednesday, May 8 :: 9:03am
We are busy filling the fields with vegetable transplants and seeds. This week the crew worked really hard planting peppers, eggplant, and the 1st tomatoes. We plant these crops on biodegradable mulch to warm the soil. Then we have to cover the plants with metal hoops and row covers. We have little mini greenhouse tunnels cover about 3 acres of crops. A lot of work but in order to have crops ready it is very necessary work. We also planted 2 acres of potatoes and are seeding salad mix, turnips, beets, arugula, broccoli rabe, radishes, and peas out in the field. Irrigation is set up and we are watering the plants and seeds in. Some rain would be nice but we are happy with the weather (as happy as farmers are with weather).
All of the animals are out on pasture, a great feeling and so nice to see them all happily grazing.
It feels like spring and we are on track for the first CSA delivery the week of June 10.
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