Location: Stanfordville, NY
Type of Farm: Mixed Livestock & Vegetable
Grows/Raises: Beef, Pork, Lamb, Poultry, Eggs, Vegetables
Thunderhill Farm is a small grass based farm located in Stanfordville, NY. Headed by Mike Picinelli, they raise pigs, cows, chickens, and turkeys. They sell those products, as well as their own eggs and vegetables at their farm stand. Everything they raise is in accordance with the NOFA Farmer’s Pledge Guidelines.
Mike has been farming on his land for 23 years. They use heirloom seeds for vegetables and have some heritage varieties of chickens, most notably an Aracauna hen, so they can put one blue egg in each dozen. Their lamb and beef is grass raised and finished. They grow their own hay to supplement. They use all non-medicated feed. They sell compost to other farms. Mike’s philosophy is to use what he has, and to try to work smarter instead of harder.