About Our Farmers

THE FARM AT MILLER’S CROSSING (VEGETABLE & BEEF)

Farm At Miller's Crossing logo

This is a beautiful 200-acre farm situated in the Hudson Valley of New York. The Agawamuck Creek divides the farm providing water for the animals and plants that are raised there. The old Albany-Boston Rail bed remains on the northwestern end of the property, providing the name Miller’s Crossing, which was the stop and original address of this 200 year old farm.

The Farm at Miller’s crossing is Flatbush Farm Share’s primary partners and provide us with a variety of seasonal organic vegetables.

They also raise a small herd of grass-fed beef on their pastures and available as an additional share. Sign up directly through the farm here.

hephepHEPWORTH FARMS (FRUIT)

A seventh generation family owned farm in Milton, NY  Hepworth Farms provide us with a selection of locally grown fruit that is cultivated using practices as close to organic as possible in this region. The fruit may include: strawberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears, apples (many different varieties). You can sign up for a fruit share directly through your Flatbush Farm Share membership form.

BROOKSIDE FARM (EGGS)

Located in Argyle, NY, Brookside provides us with eggs from hens that are free-range and enjoy a varied diet of bugs, food scraps, and all natural grain containing no bi-products or antibiotics. Brookside Farm strives to raise a high quality product using good animal husbandry practices (humanly raised). All of their products are free from antibiotics, hormones and animal bi-products. Their hens are free to roam in a large fenced in area to protect them from predators. The hen house is available for them to use if the outside weather is not up to their liking. Egg shares available for directly on the Flatbush Farm Share membership form.

ARGYLE CHEESE FARMERS (YOGURT)

argyleRandles Fairview Farm has been in operation for more than 150 years. As current partners and caretakers for the future, Dave and Marge Randles decided to move into the value-added dairy market as a way to help the farm achieve greater, more controlled rates of return.The Argyle Cheese Factory was born after much work and discussion. In more recent years, Marge began making yogurts which are now available to you as an additional share on your Flatbush Farm Share membership form.

milk-not-jails-logoMILK NOT JAIL (MILK & BUTTER)

Milk not Jails is a volunteer-run, grassroots organization working to build a new urban-rural alliance in New York State. They partners with local farms who support their goal of building a new urban-rural relationship, one that is not centered around the prison industry but on humans interacting in  fair and mutually beneficial way. Dairy farmers are responsible for 80% of agricultural sales in New York and Milk not Jails offers small farms new marketing and sales opportunities through their CSA program.

Milk Not Jails will be delivering milk, half & half and butter to Flatbush Farm Share each week again in 2014. All products come from New York farms that graze their cows on grass and organic feed and do not use rBGH or other artificial growth hormones. Each share item is listed along with its farm of origin. To learn more about each farm, read here.

To sign up for a dairy share please click here

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