Farming since 2003
Born and raised in CNY, in late 2003, we were happy to set permanent roots and put in a purchase offer on four acres of land in South Onondaga
In the summer and fall of 2004 we built our home and pole barn. We also began cover cropping and preparing some of our first fields at Stones Throw Farm.
Stones Throw Farm is founded
In the spring of 2005, we filed a DBA for Stones Throw Farm. With a rototiller, some hand-tools and a bunch of crazy ideas, we began seeding our first cash crops. We began growing and selling specialty vegetables at the CNY Regional Market and via a handful of direct to restaurant relationships including Kettle Lakes, L’Adour and The Century Club.
First CSA Program Established
With a couple of years under our belt and in an effort to advance our farm-to-consumer relationships, we began our first CSA program. We offered an on-farm market style pick-up that took place on Tuesday evenings.
Expanding our CSA and bidding farewell to the CNY Regional Market
With demand for our CSA program continuing to grow we decided to leave the CNY Regional Market and direct our efforts towards expanding the CSA Program. We began operating Tuesday evening and Saturday morning CSA pick-ups on-farm with our focus on providing the best possible value and experience for our members.
Property Purchases and Growing Infrastructure
Stones Throw Farm has continually invested in developing our infrastructure and capacity. In 2010 we were fortunate to be able to purchase two parcels of property. In the spring we purchased a three-acre parcel, that we had been renting, which is directly connected to our home property and completed “the home farm”. That fall we purchased an additional 19.5-acre parcel across the road bringing our total acreage to the farms current 26.5 acres.
Launched our Late Season CSA Program
In the late fall and early winter of 2012 we began our first Late Season CSA thus expanding our CSA season through November and into early December.
Launched our Winter Season CSA Program
After having completed a number of storage capacity improvements over the preceding years, in late 2017 and early 2018 we began our first Winter Season CSA thus expanding our CSA season into February.
We’re appreciative of your support, and we’re looking forward to the future