History and Information
The Blue Spoon Farm is a small family farm in central New York. Utilizing 16 acres of flat open pasture land. Like many farms, this one was once 150 acres raising dairy cattle and later beef cattle. We have an English style drive through barn built in the 1890's, certainly an historic structure. We are working to build a diverse and sustainable farm using permaculture principles and holistic management practices. Established in 2009, the Blue Spoon Farm is young. Each year we try out new ideas and document what works and what does not. We offer shares in our farm products. Each share will get 1/2 a goat, a turkey, a duck, and eggs as they are available. CSA members are also allowed to come star gazing or bird watching on the property by appointment. With our perimeter fence we will also have a great place to take your dog for a run, by appointment only please.
At the Blue Spoon Farm we do not use chemical pesticides or fungicides on our vegetables or in our animal feeds. We buy our feeds locally from local farmers. All of our animals are treated humanely and are all allowed access to pasture when it is available and green. We practice rotational grazing with our goats in an effort to provide the animals with the cleanest pasture. We strive for all of our hay to be produced on the farm, or locally, and organically.
Pick up or Delivery:
Pick up, by appointment, is available at the Cortland Free Library for no added cost.
Delivery is available to the Ithaca Commons area, Cornell University, the Ithaca Mall and Downtown Cortland - in small quantities - for no extra cost - by appointment only. Usually only on weekends.
I can ship eggs and meat. If you are a customer who wishes to have items shipped please check prices with your local FedEx carrier as I will ask you to pay for the delivery directly to FedEx by phone before shipping. This will an extra fee on top of the price for the item.
What is available:
Whole goat is available for $3.50 a pound. That price does not include delivery or processing fees. Goat meat is $10 a pound for USDA processed cut. I've had several people ask for goats with a weight of 80 to 100 pounds. I usually sell goats at 4 months of age at 45 to 60 pounds. If you desire a larger animal I would be happy to grow one for you but I will need a deposit of $50 per animal for this service. And, be aware there are risks in farming, predators and parasites can cause losses. Your deposit is only refunded if the animal is not available for sale by the date arranged. Deposits are not refunded if a customer changes his/her mind and doesn't want the animal. The deposit is my security that you are serious about the purchase. Deposits are made via PayPal and can be refunded via PayPal.
Often for religious reasons, or to cut down on costs, or create a special cut, people wish to butcher their own meat. We have secured a partnership with a neighbor for anyone wishing to use this service. Please contact the farm (607) 898-9050 to make arrangements before ordering. There are no butchering services available on the farm. You will need to pay a small fee for this service.
CSA Members should request special vegetable garden additions by February for the following spring. With all we have to do we love it when we have another work-share CSA member. Come to the farm and grow your own. You will be asked to consult before planting and coordinate with others doing the same. You will effectively become part of a farming community and part of our homestead. Learn to grow, know that your garden is watered when you are on the road, connect with the earth, meet new people.
We had a great time. If you are interested in our next workshop let us know. The workshop was held on Wednesday 03/15/2017 at the Cortland Free Library.
Sat, 6/10/2017 - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat, 6/17/2017 - 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please call ahead (607) 898-9050 and let us know you would like to visit or e-mail us by following our contact us link. Another date or time to visit can be arranged by appointment.
Jacie: Farm Owner and Director
Adam: Vegetable and Compost Production Coordinator
Courtney: Beef production and Assistant Animal Health Caregiver
Ruth: Hay Production Specialist and Assistant to the Director
Seth: Lead Mechanical Engineer and Personnel Procurement Specialist
Business in the area or just looking to get away, come stay with us. Book your stay via Air B&B using the link below. Pets are welcome.
Tired of wondering where you food came from? Come help us grow. Plant a seed, till the garden, or help us with goat care. When building fences, cleaning stalls, or summer haying, many hands make light work and often enlighten the workers too.
Blue Spoon Farm
Neighbors & Helpers
Peter Larson, Just a Few Acres Farm
Rafael Aponte and Nandi Cohen, Rocky Acres Farm
An ear of corn waiting for harvest started as a seed; our community is the same. We are planting the seeds of brighter tomorrows today.
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