Cedar Hedge Farm: Open House 2021 Edition
When Did You Start Your Business?
What Made You Want To Get Into Producing Your Products?
We use organic farming methods (not certified). We have some mechanized equipment but To share the bounty of our farm with customers that appreciate locally made products.
What Are Your Growing / Manufacturing Practices?
Our fruits are naturally produced without pesticides or commercial fertilizers. Our cheeses are made using milk from our own pastured goats. We follow the guidelines of the New York State Grown & Certified program and are certified for both animal welfare and dairy processing best practices.
What Does Local Mean To You?
Local means being able to directly connect the producer and the consumer. It means the producer being able to share production methods and philosophy and the consumer being able to share their likes, dislikes, and having confidence they know where and how their food is produced.
What Do You Enjoy The Most About What You Do?
Connecting with customers that appreciate what we do and how we do it.
What Are Some Of The Challenges You Face?
Besides the usual challenges like unusual weather, deer, and equipment breakdowns is the Northern New York is a large, mostly rural geography. Connecting with like-minded consumers can be a logistical challenge.
How Does The Co-op Influence Your Business?
IThe Co-op provides a hub of consumers with a passion for locally produced, seasonal food.
What Are Your Goals And Future Plans For Your Business?
Our goal is to raise healthy goats and make tasty cheese in a natural, low-tech environment.
Tell Us Something Else You Want Our Customers To Know About Your Business
Cedar Hedge Farm is a 105-year-old, 3rd-generation family farm. While mechanized and electrified, we continue in the role of a small family farm.