Birdskog Farm is currently being established on less than 1/2 acre of mineral-rich, silty clay soil. We are located approximately 10 miles northwest of the city of Ithaca, and 5 miles south of the village of Trumansburg.

The focus of Birdskog Farm is production of clean vegetables of the highest quality, that are rich in phytonutrients as well as taste! 

We plan to accomplish this by establishing permanent raised beds and nurturing the visible and invisible life in the soil.  The soil life feeds on the sugars that are secreted by the plants' roots.  In return, the soil microbes happily make available mineral nutrients for the plants to uptake, grow strong, and produce large fruits.

We will enhance the surrounding biodiversity so that many different species of insects, arachnids, amphibians, and reptiles thrive and improve the ecological balance. 

The farm ground is located in a beautiful pasture which, we can say, has not been sprayed with chemicals, of any kind, for at least 20 years, and probably much longer.

The farm is buffered by at least 50 feet of woods on all sides, a creek, and a small pond which was dug by the current landowner.  The pond's catchment area is approximately 5 acres of clean, unsprayed land and we plan to use it for irrigation. Also, our neighbors to the north are certified organic grain farmers.

Vegetable production will began in the spring of 2017 and we became certified organic by NOFA-NY in June of 2017.  We offer our vegetables for sale at local farmers' markets (Trumansburg on Wednesdays & Ithaca - Steamboat Landing - on Sundays), grocery stores and restaurants.

Feel free to contact us any time if you'd like to visit the farm or have any questions.

Here are the planned crops:

  • Carrots: Danvers and Yaya

  • Garlic

  • Spinach: Butterflay and Verdil

  • Tomatoes: Lola, Indigo Apple, Pink Boar, and San Marzano

  • Basil: Genovese and Purple Dark Opal

  • Snap Peas: Cascadia

  • Arugula: Sylvetta Wild and Surrey

  • Eggplant: Diamond and Listada diGandia

  • Kale: Lacinito and Dwarf Green Curled

  • Beets: Cylindra and Bull's Blood

  • Mesclun Mix

  • Swiss Chard: Orange

  • Cucumbers: Green Finger and Little Leaf

  • Head Lettuce: Concept

  • Zucchini: Midnight Lightning

  • Green Beans: Strike

  • Sweet Bell Peppers: King Crimson and Golden California Wonder

  • Radish: French Breakfast

  • Bok Choy: Shanghai Green

  • Broccoli: De Cicco and Batavia

  • Cauliflower: Snowball and Goodman

  • Melon: First Kiss

  • Brussels Sprouts: Dagan

  • Onions: Cabernet

  • Scallions: Red Baron

  • Jalepeno Pepper: Triunfo

  • Herbs:

    • Giant Italian Parsley
    • Cilantro: Caribe and Santo
    • Chervil: Brussels Winter
    • Chives
    • Oregano: Greek
    • Marjoram: Sweet
    • Thyme
    • Sage: Fanni Common
    • Sorrel