Welcome to Abode Farm, a horse-powered vegetable farm in New Lebanon, New York
Abode Farm is a collective of young farmers, organizers, and artists working together to provide accessible local food and farm-based education and experiences to our community. Our 16-acre horse-powered farm supplies fresh produce to our CSA program, farmers markets, schools, food pantries, restaurants, and distributors.
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Our mission is to provide more nourishing and accessible locally-grown produce and farm-based educational opportunities to the greater New Lebanon and Pittsfield region.
Our farm sits on 16 acres of beautiful land on Mount Lebanon. This historic site was sacred to the native Mahicans, and later the Shakers, both of whom’s agricultural practices and connection to the land continue to inspire the work we do today. We moved here in 2012 and started our first season growing vegetables for 35 members on 1.5 acres with one-horse and a lot of hard work. Today, we grow vegetables on more than 7 acres, with two-horses and have expanded our CSA to over 100 members, we provide produce to farmers markets, schools, food pantries, restaurants, and more.
We strive to bring you nourishing, high quality, and delicious vegetables all season long. To accomplish this goal we go to great lengths to preserve and build the health of our soils and ecology. This soil-based system focuses on diversity, cover cropping, composts, minerals amendments, and careful crop rotation. We employ organic and biodynamic practices and do not use any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides on our farm. We rely on our Belgian draft horses as our primary source of power on our farm, which helps us stay light on the land, and sensitive to the biological rhythms we work with.