Leaning Birch Farm is a highly diversified micro-farm located in Broadalbin, NY. We grow a wide variety of naturally grown produce on our home property with just over an acre of land under cultivation. We grow year-round in three high tunnels and produce all of our seedlings on site in our small propagation house. Our growing methods combine centuries-old techniques with the latest in scientific understanding. We use sustainable methods to grow intensively on permanent raised beds to ensure the continuing good health of our soil, and never use artificial sprays or fertilizers. The farm is expanding, with ongoing upgrades in infrastructure, equipment, and methods – an exciting and fast paced place to learn.
The mission of our farm is to sustainably supply our local community with as diverse a selection of fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers as we can manage, from the mundane (tomatoes, carrots and salad greens) to the exotic (fresh ginger and turmeric). Our distribution methods include a CSA, two farmers markets, and a few chosen restaurants and specialty food stores. We plan to add a farm store to our operation during 2022.
The farm is located just minutes away from the Great Sacandaga Lake, about ½ hour from Saratoga Springs, and also about 1/2 hour from the city of Schenecady. We are just minutes away from the city of Amsterdam, as well.
We believe that people should get to know the folks who grow their food, and purchase as much as possible from local growers. In a world that is now hanging precariously in the balance of global climate change, it seems foolish to continue to ship produce thousands of miles across the country when the same (or better!) quality food can be supplied by conscientious farmers just minutes from home.