Sap Bush Hollow Farm

Sap Bush Hollow is a diversified pasture-based livestock farm that supports three generations of the Hayes family. Our rolling hills in Schoharie County are home to beef, pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, geese, guinea hens, a couple of useless cats and a few too many dogs.

Our products include grass-fed beef, lamb, heritage breed pork, poultry and eggs. We process most of our meat ourselves in our on-farm cutting facility, making it possible to guarantee top quality, and to offer our clients custom cutting. We also produce a phenomenal line of sausages, including Sweet and Hot Italian, Chorizo, Romanian Feef Mustard, Chili-Ale, Sicilian Parmesan, Tuscan Sundried Tomato, New England Farmhouse Apple, Bratwurst, Kielbasa, and Traditional Country Breakfast links.

Our meats are available for purchase on the farm during our regularly scheduled monthly open house days (see our website), by appointment, at the Pakatakan Farmers' Market in Halcottsville (outside Margaretville, NY), and through our Grass-fed Community Program, a series of delivery routes throughout the region.

If you have a buying club in your community and you would like Sap Bush Hollow Meats brought to your area, please contact us. Mail order is available to New York City and surrounding areas. Restaurants, we welcome your business, but we encourage you to call first so we can talk about your needs.

At Sap Bush Hollow, we are known for our consistently high quality, our commitment to grass-fed purity (no, we do not finish our beef with grain!), and our in-depth knowledge about meat. Our farm was listed as among the most innovative farms in the country by SARE, and we are home to Shannon Hayes, author of The Grassfed Gourmet and The Farmer and The Grill.

Paid internships are available on the farm. Please visit our website, our go to


Listing last updated on Sep 28, 2006

Sap Bush Hollow Farm has now launched GRASS-FED COMMUNITIES, a delivery program where "the pleasures of the flesh" are brought directly to your neighborhood! Grass-fed Communities are groups of meat lovers committed to investing in environmentally sustainable, clean, nutritious, locally grown food. We deliver orders directly to your group, offering a way for metropolitan residents to enjoy greater convenience, cut costs and have a personal relationship with the grower. Contact us for details.

Schedule and Location:

Pakatakan Farmers' Market, at the Round Barn, on Route 30 in Halcottsville, just outside Margaretville, NY. The market is open from 9am to 2pm. Our booth is the first one you see as you enter the round barn.

Schedule and Location:

Our farm is open year-round. We schedule regular monthly open houses (see our website or call for dates and times), or you can call ahead for an appointment.

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A wonderful experience. Their warmth and warmth of the house and the quality and selection of beef and chicken and eggs on a frigid winter Saturday in Jan 2009 was extraordinary.

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