About Quarry Brook Farms
The farm is an amazing 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 our many streams and creeks.
That is why we are a pasture-based, grazing farm. It's better for this land to graze livestock on grass than to till for annual row crops. In this way we choose to work with nature on this piece of earth we tend. We also capture a lot of carbon with all that growing grass!
The farm has a variety of woodland, grassland, and wetland habitats and is home to a large variety of wildlife. Bobolinks and turkeys nest in the hay fields, foxes have kits on a 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 work with nature.
Plants. Animals. People. Working Together.