About Quarry Brook Farms
The farm is an amazing little piece of central New York. It is primarily a side-hill and hill-top farm meaning very little of the farm is truly till-able. Should we plow down the grassy fields to grow row crops, our top soil would quickly end up in the many streams on the farm.
That is why we are a pasture-based, grazing farm. It's better for our land to graze livestock over its grasses than for us to grow annual crops. In this way we choose to work with nature on this little piece of earth we have been given to tend.
The farm has a variety of woodland, grassland, and wetland habitats and is home to a large variety of wildlife as well as the farm livestock. Bobolinks and turkeys nest in the hay fields, foxes have kits on an orchard hillside (they have never harmed a single chicken), and salamanders, frogs, and newts live out their amphibious little lives in the ponds, streams, and woods.
We believe that good farming should support the surrounding ecosystem.