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.
9 Miles East Farm makes it easy for busy people to enjoy healthy local food. We deliver farm-made meals and our own freshly harvested vegetables to workplaces and directly to subscribers.