Dirty Boots Farm is a 5.5 acre parcel of black dirt in the valley of Chester, NY. We are dedicated to 100% organic farming practices and worked primarily by hand. We expect to receive organic certification by 2017. In the meantime, our farm is under contract with Natural Resources Conservation Services for land preservation practices and is subject to inspection to ensure organic compliance.
Our CSAs and farm-stands are comprised of over 70 different kinds of vegetables and herbs. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Maybe we can grow it for you next year. We are open about the challenges and risks of membership, e.g., the potential for extreme weather and/or other unpredictable acts of the Earth. We actively work to mitigate these challenges through the close study of cloud movement, inspecting plants for blight, disease and conversing with them as we work (small talk and secrets of the heart), and coming to a mutual understanding with local fauna that have an appetite for what we grow (deer, you’re on notice).
We believe that an open, responsive dialogue between farmer and customer is the basis for a healthy, mutually-beneficial relationship that extends beyond the transactional by promoting sustainable farm practices and the food system, both at large and nearby. Feel free to call, write, or stop by for a visit.