ithaca, new york
Stick and Stone Farm is located in the Town of Ulysses just 4.5 miles northwest of Ithaca, NY.
We raise 40-50 acres of certified organic vegetables each year while managing a total of just over125 acres of land on and around our home farm. We always aim to have at least 50% of our land in cover crop or green manures in order to build soil fertility and reduce weeds.
We are slowly planting a orchard of apples, peaches, pears, cherries, nectarines and plums, all organically grown.
Here's how it all started:
Chaw Chang and friends Karen Wynne and Rebecca Morgan start Stick and Stone Farm as a small market garden at what is now Oeschner Farm in nearby Newfield, NY.
We started wholesaling to local restaurants and groceries, but Karen and Rebecca had then moved out of the area.
Lucy Garrison joined the farm
We moved to our present home site location in the Town of Ulysses
Lucy and Chaw get married!
We begin the Full Plate Farm Collective CSA along with our friends at Remembrance Farm and 3 Swallows Farm (now the Youth Farm Project)
We co-found the Healthy Food For All subsidized CSA program with other local farms. HFFA offers subsidies on CSA shares to low income households in our community.
We now employ 10 people, with 4 year-round employees, plus occasional support from our homegrown crew of 4 future farmers.
Our CSA, The Full Plate Farm Collective, serves 750 households each summer and 400 households in the winter, about 125 of which enroll through the Healthy Food For All affordable CSA program.
In addition to our CSA, our produce can be found throughout Ithaca, the Fingerlakes and New York State. Details below...
Our produce can now be found throughout the state and locally at:
May-Nov: Sat and Sun / Dec-April: Saturdays
- Full Plate Farm Collective CSA
Jun-Nov and Dec-Feb CSA shares
- GreenStar Cooperative Markets
- T-Burg Main Street Market
- Many restaurants in Ithaca
and around the Finger Lakes!
- Headwater Food Hub (wholesale)
- Regional Access (wholesale)