9 Miles East Farm LLC is in the town of Northumberland, NY. We’re (unsurprisingly) 9 miles east of Saratoga Springs in a quiet area of dairy and hay farms.
The farm is a gently rolling 29 acres of clay loam soil. We’ve been here since 2004, and our goal is to continue to improve the soil every year. So we keep a significant amount of our land in cover crops every season, plowing down the clover, rye, buckwheat, and other crops to build organic matter and biological activity in the soil. We also use cover crops between rows to host beneficial insects and protect the soil. All of the inputs we use are OMRI-certified organic, but we don't use that label ourselves. We certainly respect farmers who do, but our perspective is that the O-word has lost meaning as many organic farms have become industrial in scale and distribution.
Our goal is to grow very safe, very healthy vegetables and make them available directly to customers through a very short supply chain. We encourage you to make an appointment to come visit the farm yourself if you are interested in seeing how we grow and, just as important, meeting the people who do such a high-quality job preparing your food. We're also happy to answer any questions you might have about our approach.