FARMS & PRODUCERS

Clearview Farm

Clearview Farm
ADDRESS: 243 Faas Road
Palmyra, NY
14522

“We look forward to providing nutritious, healthy, and tasty good food to the Good Food Collective members this year!”



Clearview Farm

Farmer(s)

Kurt Forman

 

Products

We grow a variety of items, including field crops (grain and hay) and veggies, such as sweet corn, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, onions, leeks, garlic, summer and winter squash, cucumbers, melons, ground cherries, carrots, broccoli, turnips, broccoli rabe, Asian greens, peas, beans, various herbs, and more.

Farmland

130 Acres and 2000 sq. ft. naturally-ventilated hoop house in Palmyra, NY – 30 miles from the South Wedge Farmers’ Market in northeastern Ontario County.

Farm History

Kurt is a first generation farmer who grew up on a small hobby farm and started farming for a living in 1981. He raised beef cattle in the 1980′s. Since then, he has focused on field crops, fresh-market vegetables, and egg production.

Philosophy

We prefer to farm with a minimum of man-made inputs (except when they allow me to conserve soil and water) and in synch with nature by using methods like crop rotations and companion planting. We first began farming using conventional, chemical farming methods. As Kurt learned more about that and alternative farming methods, he discovered that organic farming was more in line with our philosophies about healthy eating and living. In 2004, Clearview Farm began transitioning over to a certified organic farm. We are as much interested in the long-term well-being of our farm as being able to make a living from it.

Soil

Clearview Farm has sand, gravel, loam, clay and muck soils on the farm. We use cover crops, composted (for vegetables) and raw (for field crops) animal manures, and crop rotation strategies to build and maintain our varied soils.

Weed Control

We utilize cover crop weed suppression, appropriate mulching, mechanical weeding, and crop rotation to minimize weed pressure.

Pest Management

We use pest management strategies in line with organic standards such as companion planting, row cover, crop rotation, and healthy soils to help desirable plants flourish. We prefer to use pest controls that encourage the proliferation of beneficial insects.

 

Water Use

NOFA-NY Certified Organic

Organic Certification

NOFA-NY Certified Organic

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