The story of Foxtail Community Farm began in the spring of 2004, when our
family bought 52 acres of undeveloped hunting and pasture land and moved to
Greenville. That first summer we camped in tents while we built our farmhouse, started
a little kitchen garden, and sent our oldest son off to kindergarten.
Fifteen years later, our little farm has grown and diversified. We are raising vegetables,
fruit, eggs, chicken, turkeys, and garden seedlings. The food we grow feeds our family
and is shared with other local families through our CSA and weekend farmstand.
We have packing and storage barns, a walk-in cooler, three good old tractors, a couple
wagons, several greenhouses and high tunnels, three beehives, a whole mess of poultry
coops, and a summer kitchen.
We've mentored a dozen summer farmhands; hosted workshops, pop-up dinners, and
the occasional wedding; and welcomed campers from Brooklyn to Berkeley to
Barcelona. Our growth has been purposeful, the work done with our own hands and
guided by core principles of sustainability, self-sufficiency, and community.
We follow organic practices, rejecting the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and
genetically-modified seeds. We also believe that farming is more than the growing,
buying, and selling of food - it is about building connections between people, the land
around us, and the food we eat. As the same multinational corporations that have long
dominated conventional agriculture steadily overtake the organic food sector, we
believe these local relationships and investments are imperative.
Farming is a labor of love that gives our life shape, connects us to our community, and
sustains our daily living. We invite you to join us and to make Foxtail your family's farm!
|Foxtail Community Farm
506 County Route 75, Greenville, NY 12083