Sun Sprout Farm is located on New York’€™s famous black dirt in Chester, NY and was established in 2015.
The black dirt valley in Orange County is the bottom of an ancient glacial lake and consists of mostly decayed organic plant matter. It was not until the early 19th century that early German, Polish, and Dutch settlers saw similarities between these then-called “drowned lands” and some of the most fertile soils they knew from back home. They started draining the land by digging strategic ditches and canals all over the area and around every individual field. Today the area is home to hundreds of farms and, due to its close proximity to New York City, is an important food-shed for thousands of people.
We grow a large variety of seasonal vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and plant \”starts\” for our market and CSA customers. We have always used organic growing practices and will be USDA certified organic by the fall of 2017.