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. 

 Adam and Kelly met at an organic farming conference in 2009.  In 2010 the farm's first CSA season started with 4 families.   Adam and Kelly are enjoying the opportunity to raise another generation on this farm while they navigate the triumphs and trials that accompany returning to the land for a living.  Adam's parents-Steve and Lee- contribute to the legacy of the farm by helping out wherever and whenever they are able; from babysitting to baling hay.  

Adam and Kelly met at an organic farming conference in 2009.  In 2010 the farm's first CSA season started with 4 families. 

Adam and Kelly are enjoying the opportunity to raise another generation on this farm while they navigate the triumphs and trials that accompany returning to the land for a living.

Adam's parents-Steve and Lee- contribute to the legacy of the farm by helping out wherever and whenever they are able; from babysitting to baling hay.  

 This farm has been raising food organically for decades. It all started almost 40 years ago when Adam's father set out to raise clean food for his family.  Adam grew up on that food and we carry the organic philosophy forward to this day.   We became Certified Organic in 2014. We feel it is an added assurance to our customers that we are farming in a way that keeps with the rhythms and rules of nature.    Plus, we believe the organic movement is best represented by small farms with integrity.  The more us "little guys" participate the less corporate agriculture can run away with what it means to be organic.   We are Certified Organic by NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC.   Our beef cattle and sheep are also Certified Grass Fed by NOFA-NY, a further assurance to you that our ruminants (cattle and sheep) are raised on 100% grass and hay-exactly what those animals are designed to eat by nature.

This farm has been raising food organically for decades. It all started almost 40 years ago when Adam's father set out to raise clean food for his family.  Adam grew up on that food and we carry the organic philosophy forward to this day. 

We became Certified Organic in 2014. We feel it is an added assurance to our customers that we are farming in a way that keeps with the rhythms and rules of nature.  

Plus, we believe the organic movement is best represented by small farms with integrity.  The more us "little guys" participate the less corporate agriculture can run away with what it means to be organic. 

We are Certified Organic by NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC.   Our beef cattle and sheep are also Certified Grass Fed by NOFA-NY, a further assurance to you that our ruminants (cattle and sheep) are raised on 100% grass and hay-exactly what those animals are designed to eat by nature.