Old Ford Farm is a small diversified family farm located in Gardiner, NY. The farm produces quality foods, builds community, and uses farming methods that promote the long-term health of the land, animals, and larger environment. Their products can be purchased at their farm store, which is open to everyone.
Old Ford Farm Products:
The farm has a small herd of Jersey and Jersey-Devon cows that are grass-fed and supplemented with a small amount of grain. The grain is certified organic (organic is always non-GMO). They are licensed by New York State to sell raw milk, and welcome visitors to meet the cows and observe a milking any time. All milk is sold in half-gallon Ball jars out of the farm store.
Poultry & Eggs
Broiler chickens and turkeys are raised in movable pasture pens. These are bottomless pens that give the birds protection from direct sun, rain, and predators, while allowing them to eat bugs and grasses. The pens are moved to fresh pasture on a daily basis to give the birds continuous foraging and to ensure even manure distribution, which revitalizes the grass for the cows. They raise Cornish Cross chickens and Broad-Breasted White turkeys. They are fed certified organic grain (organic is always non-GMO). Available at the farm store.
Old Ford Farm beef comes from animals raised in their dairy herd (retired cows, retired bulls, and steers). All cattle are grass fed and supplemented with a small amount of grain when they are calves. Cows also get a small amount of grain when lactating. All of the grain is certified organic (organic is always non-GMO). Sold by cuts in the farm store.
Pigs are raised on pasture, which allows them to eat bugs and grasses while their manure feeds the grass which then feeds the cows. They are rotated to a fresh pasture weekly which ensures they always have plenty of forages to eat as well as a clean living area. The pigs are fed certified organic grain (organic is always non-GMO). Sold by cuts in the farm store.
The Old Ford Farm Store is self-serve and open 24/7 every day of the year. Most products can be purchased here. All prices can be found on the signs posted on the fridges and freezers. The farm store also sells a number of other products from area farms.
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