Blue Spoon Farm

The Blue Spoon Farm offers neighbors the opportunity to share the garden, share the work, and share the harvest. A true CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, share in the true sense of the meaning. No one should go hungry. A work share is calculated with each hour of labor equaling $5. Time sheets are used. Members are asked to do all sorts of work: Clean stalls, paint, trim hooves, plant seeds, whatever needs to be done. Work is directed. The geese are laying again! Already! Last year we had a banner year for goose eggs. If you wish to receive a notification when the girls start laying by the dozens again or you just wish to get on our mailing list please send us an e-mail. In 2013 we added 9 new Toulouse layers, this year I added white Chinese geese but we don't know who will be our layers yet. We are looking for a market to sell for our eggs this year. Last year our Goose eggs were available locally at Green Star Market in Ithaca, NY and at our farm in Groton. If you are interested in securing a Goose or heritage mixed breed turkey for your table. All of our birds are processed using a local, inspected, poultry processor.

The ducks have reproduced well this year too and we will have plenty of Muscovy duck, aka Barbary or Creole duck, for your fall table too. All poultry can be delivered fresh if you have placed a pre-order.

We've just begun a new local service, Rent-A-Hen! When I began keeping chickens in the village I had no alternative but to purchase 6 birds. When winter came the problems came. It is difficult to keep 6 chickens in a village or city yard during the summer, winter makes it much much harder. I would like to give my neighbors the opportunity to try out a few chickens, turkeys, or ducks in their own backyard. We have a few young layers, a few young turkeys, and a few young ducks, who are available to borrow. Call the farm for more information on this service. We do not loan goats at this time but we do make appearances at birthday parties and Easter services, and petting zoos. If you would like to rent a turkey for your yard for Thanksgiving that might be a little tricky but I might be able to pull it off.

Tell us what to plant next spring. If you contact us we may be able to accommodate your specialty produce desires. Purchase a full membership for $500, or a half for $300, and tell us what you want to eat.

We have frozen lamb and goat butchered locally by a USDA facility. Order early if you want to purchase a half or a whole. You can save on processing costs if you make arrangements to pick up your meat at a local custom slaughter house.

The basil was plentiful last year we are hoping for help to make pesto before the frost kills it all off this year. Or, buy a big bag of basil leaves, pick it yourself and it's much much less expensive. Green beans went nutz last year but we needed a hand processing them. Contact us if you would like us to consider you for a work share on a short term basis. Perhaps you only want to make pesto...

Please see our CSA information at this time we are asking $500 for a share. This includes a 1/2 of a goat, eggs of various kinds as they are available, a turkey or a goose, a duck, and veggies while they are in season. In 2013 we didn't have a good year for turkeys we had some predator issues. However, we won a fencing grant and installed a 48" high woven wire perimeter fence. We are hoping for a more successful year in 2014.

If you wish to pre-order a Christmas Goose or a Thanksgiving Turkey for next year please call or e-mail. It's too late for 2014. I need to order or hatch one for you. We are now accepting preorders for 2015. You order it and we'll grow it. It takes a full season to get a bird to full size. Thank you to everyone who ordered in 2013. A farm cannot be sustainable without customers.

The Blue Spoon Farm is a small family farm in central New York. Utilizing 16 acres of flat open pasture land. Like many farms, this one was once 150 acres raising dairy cattle and later beef cattle. We have an English style drive through barn built in the 1890's. We are working to build a diverse and sustainable farm using permaculture principles and holistic management practices. Established in 2009, the Blue Spoon Farm is young. Each year we try out new ideas and document what works and what does not. We offer shares in our farm products. Each share will get 1/2 a goat, a turkey, a duck, and eggs as they are available. CSA members are also allowed to come star gazing or bird watching on the property by appointment. With our perimeter fence we will also have a great place to take your dog for a run, by appointment only.

At the Blue Spoon Farm we do not use chemical pesticides or fungicides on our vegetables or in our animal feeds. We buy our feeds locally from local farmers. All of our animals are treated humanely and are all allowed access to pasture when it is available and green. We practice rotational grazing with our goats in an effort to provide the animals with the cleanest pasture. We strive for all of our hay to be produced on the farm, organically.

Delivery is available to the Ithaca Commons area, the Ithaca Mall and Downtown Cortland - in small quantities - for no extra cost - by appointment.

I can ship eggs and meat. If you are a customer who wishes to have items shipped please check prices with your local FedEx carrier as I will ask you to pay for the delivery directly to FedEx by phone before shipping. This will an extra fee on top of the price for the item.

Order your table ready chevon (goat meat). I am selling preordered goat at $3.00 a pound this year. That price does not include delivery or processing fees. Goat meat is $10 a pound for USDA processed cut. CSA Members should request special veggy garden additions by February for the following spring.

Often for religions reasons or to cut down on costs or create a special cut people wish to butcher their own meat. We have secured a partnership with a neighbor for anyone wishing to use this service. Please contact the farm (607) 898-9050 to make arrangements before ordering.

Available Today Goose Eggs Chicken Eggs Duck Eggs

FROZEN Chevon (Goat) FROZEN Muscovy duck FROZEN Pekin duck FROZEN Heritage mixed breed turkey. FROZEN Lamb

Room for Rent - On Farm Stay For on farm living and a true farm share experience, contact us for more information (607) 898-9050. Pets and livestock are welcome but must be negotiated. Typically renting for $500 a month, the rent is negotiable for vacationers headed to the Finger Lakes region and for farm partners. Farm tours are available if you are passing through the neighborhood but, please call ahead and make a reservation. Also available on Air B&B.

ABGA registered Boer goat bucklings, wethers, and doelings for sale: Please contact the farm as soon as possible if you are interested in a kid and express your interest. Full payment can be made on the Local Harvest website but arrangements for transportation must be made in advance of the sale. Disbudding is done soon after birth and only upon request. You must request this in advance of the birth of an animal. If you are crossing state lines with a goat a vet health certificate is necessary and can be provided upon request.

Heritage mixed breed turkeys, Muscovy Ducks, and mixed breed chickens are available for breeding stock or backyard flock raisers looking for a unique bird that is a little older than those sold by the hatcheries we will have young fully feathered birds early in the summer. Due to regulations birds cannot cross state lines and must remain in New York State.

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Listing last updated on Nov 30, 2014

Young birds for sale: Muscovy Ducklings available now 11/30/14, when available; Turkey Poults, Chicks, and goslings. At about 12 weeks old, we will sell ducklings for $15 each. Price increases as the animals age. Considering a pet chicken but don't really want to keep it through the winter? Just want to try out chicken, duck, or turkey keeping? Call us 607-898-9050 to Rent -a-Hen. We will offer advice on housing, feeding, and keeping your girls safe.



Season:  Year round

Type:  single farm

Since:  2009

# of Shares:  4

Full Share:  $500 year - bi-weekly deposits accepted.

1/2 Share:  $300

Work Req?  No


Schedule and Location:

On farm pick up weekends or by appointment. Weekdays downtown Cortland, NY.

Schedule and Location:

U-pick on the farm is available in season. Please call ahead for availability.

Schedule and Location:

Please call ahead for availability, 607-898-9050 or 607-280-1075.

Goats, ducks, geese, and turkey will be raised for bulk sales but must be preordered to avoid sales conflicts.

We have about 20 young Muscovy ducks available.

5 young Boer Goats can be raised to order.

All require a contract and/ or a deposit to hold.




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