Location: Kinderhook, NY
Type of Farm: Orchard and Mixed Livestock & Vegetable
Grows/Raises: Vegetables, Fruit, Beef, Pork, Eggs
Samascott Orchard is a family owned and operated farm that started in the early 1900s in Kinderhook, NY. Initially a dairy operation, the farm developed into an orchard in the 1960s, starting with a pick-your-own business. Currently, they grow more than 72 varieties of apples, with hundreds of varieties of fruits, vegetables, and mixed livestock on 1,000 acres of land. Their livestock includes Angus cattle, pigs and chickens, which are all free-range, hormone and antbiotic-free.
They do not grow any GMO crops. They emphasize the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems and encourage natural pest control through constant scouting, small plantings, diversity, use of cover crops and crop rotation.
The farm is currently operated by the 4th generation of family members. They plan to do everything they can to keep the farm, their land and their practices healthy and safe for the future generations!