Three Goat Farm CSA is a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) farm, serving the Mohawk Valley. The farm is a small diversified family-run farm, specializing in seasonal vegetable, herbs and some seasonal fruit. Located on 9 acres just off Route 233 in Westmoreland on South Street, between Route 5 and the NYS Thruway.
Between us, Bernie & I have over 40 years of farming and growing experience. We are committed to growing healthy and delicious food to feed our Mohawk Valley community.
Here at Three Goat Farm, we pride ourselves on being a NOFA-NY ” Farmer Pledge” farm for five years now. Growing crops using only practices and products approved for organic production, with a long term goal of building healthy soil and biodiversity to grow the best tasting veggies.
Three Goat Farm is not certified organic, but follows all the rules and practices approved for organic certification. This includes the use of row covers and crop rotation to naturally reduce disease and pests. Irrigating with drip systems to minimize water usage.
We use IPM (integrated pest management) and eradicate pests in the early stages of the problem by using natural enemies (beneficial insects), natural solutions and absolutely NO pesticides or insecticides. In addition to IPM, when necessary we use organic food grade diatomaceous earth to keep bugs out of the garden. Chicken manure, compost, mineral amendments and some organically approved fertilizers (like fish emulsion) are use for soil improvement.
Three Goat Farm sources all of our seeds from organic non-GMO sources, with the focus on heirloom veggies.
Pick up days are now Tuesday & Thursday from 4 – 6:00 pm
Dairy Share – that includes Stolfus milk & yogurt, Kreimhild Butter & Oliver’s Organic Eggs, Honey from Heartsease Hill Farm and locally sourced artisan cheeses. This share runs all year round.
Mohawk Valley Locavore Share– Once a month throughout June- Sept you will receive a gift bag of locally produced specialty food products made here in New York State, focusing on Mohawk Valley Producers, but not limited ( we will source from 100 miles around the Farm.)
Szarek Farms Scones – Once a month June – Sept – 2 plans to choose from
Wormont Woolies Chicken CSA – in 2019 we are partnering with Kate & Mark Worden to bring you a wonderful Chicken CSA Share . We invite you to go to their website www.wormontwoolies.com to sign up for their chicken share and choose Three Goat Farm-CSA as your pick up location for our shares it will be available on your veggie pick up day – you do not have to be a member of our CSA to pick up your chicken share from Wormont Woolies. Once a month you will also be able to puchase other cuts of meat from Wormont Woolies in the quantities and varieties that you like. We will Email all our meat lovers monthly with what’s available.
Slate Creek Farm – Jen has been a great partner with Three Goat Farm-CSA in the past. And this year she is bringing a Market share Meat (Chicken/Pork, and soon Beef) Share this year. You will have several options to choose from, pick up will be at the farm with your veggie share pick up and monthly she will be offering exclusive pricing for her CSA members on specialty cuts of meats. If you are interested in buying a whole or half pig for your freezer Jen can also accommodate that as well. Jen is also offering periodic meat bundles throughout the year which is another great way to stock up and fill your freezer
Mounts Creek Farm- New this year we will also be working with Barb from Mounts Creek Farm to bring you some great chicken bundles. Thing are still in the works but will Be all set Before CSA Season starts. She also can provide goat meat to anyone who is interested with pick up at the Farm
Sidehill Farmers Meat CSA – this will be our fifth year of partnering with Paul & Cindy O’Mara of Sidehill Farmers to bring you their wonderful Meat CSA this is a monthly year round offering and you may sign up for a 1-month or 4-month subscription on their new website at www.sidehillfarmers.com, orders must be in by the 27th of the month, (be sure to put in “TGF”after your name on the order form) Denise will pick up your order on the first tuesday of the next month, and it will be available for pick up on your Veggie share pick up day or on the 3rd Thursday of the month during off season or if you do not have a veggie share. Denise went to high school with Paul & Cindy O’Mara (we all just celebrates our 45th HS reunion), and are pleased to be working with their wonderful daughter, Jessica, to bring you this wonderful meat share. You do not need to be a Three Goat Farm Shareholder to participate in this share.
Wild for Salmon Seafood Share – we first met Steve & Jen Kurian at the NOFA-NY Winter Conference in 2016 and we were so impressed with the quality and pricing of the seafood they offer we have been partnering with them to bring you two seafood shares each year (one in October and one in March/April). We encourage you to go to their website and open an account under our Three Goat Farm CSA . We will be sending out emails to CSA members when the ordering is open and will also be posting the ordering time on our Facebook page – you do not have to be a member of our veggie share and we encourage you to invite friends and family to order.
The Piggery – We are sad to say we will no longer be working with The Piggery in Ithaca, NY. – Heather Sanford has sold the operation.
We will again have eggs from Oliver Organic Eggs for sale in the farmshed, as well as Kriemhild butter, on a first come first serve basis.
Last but not least – PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY – when you are coming into the farm – we have lots of roaming animals and CSA children running on the farm!!
Denise & Bernie