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Lamb's Quarters Organic Farm was donated at no cost in March of 2015 to Lamb's Quarters, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping landless veterans, disabled, disadvantaged, and young people just starting out to learn how to farm and to use the farm to grow food for their families or to sell at local markets. This 90 acre organic farm is located in the Town of Plymouth, Chenango County, New York. The road to the farm is named after the donor's grandfather, Benjamin Pierce.
Our growing methods fall under the "old fashioned" organic standards which we call "eco grown" and sustainable. These standards are much stricter than the new-to-the-industry USDA organic standards. The soil maintains its health through composting, cyclical resting, rotational growing and grazing, additions of natural substances, cover cropping. No artificial pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers are used on this farm.
Pests and diseases are managed through healthy soil, promoting the natural immune systems of our livestock and plants, companion planting, proper timing, herbs, rotation of crops and paddocks, breeding decisions.
Our goats, Icelandic sheep, chickens, geese, and guinea fowl are treated with love and respect (allowed to raise their own babies, not mutilated, not overcrowded, not forced into over production, not processed prior to weaning, humanely processed, allowed free access to the outdoors and sunshine), and feed on fresh or dried, organic grazing materials, fruits, vegetables, grains, and seeds.
We ascribe to the "FARMER'S PLEDGE" developed by Elizabeth Henderson of NOFA-NY (Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, Inc.; www.nofany.org), follow precepts established by Booker T. Whatley, and support the European standards for organic farming.