Honey Step1, taking frames off.
Shot on Super 8 by Natsuko Uchino. 2008.
Our farm explores the interaction and mutual benefit of art and agricultural practices. We subscribe to a diversified culture for both plants and animals. Old Field Farm/Art and Agriculture consists of 160 acres of forest, wild bee pastures, indigenous and cultivated mushrooms, habitat for goats, chickens, pigs, ducks; vegetable and fruit gardens. Integral to the farm is our greenhouse, ceramic studio and painting studio.
Our USDA Noble and Humble cuts are available through our farm buying club and at The Meat Market in Great Barrington, MA. A selection of our products including Honey, Tea, Maple Syrup and Eggs are available at Olde Hudson, the specialty market in Hudson, NY as well as Beautiful Dreamers, 326 Whythe Avenue in Brooklyn, and Il Buco, 47 Bond Street in Manhattan. For updates on seasonal markets and our Bootleg Buying Club events sign up for our email list: firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of the farm is not to maximize production of a given product but to establish an equilibrium between many varied species and to focus on the contribution they make to each other and thus to the overall productivity and health of the farm. Once sustainable balance is achieved the surplus is sold. This means that there are many products but in very limited quantities. We feel that this insures the highest quality of products and the best practice of farming.
Our heritage breed Tamworth pigs are raised in the forest and field, fed locally sourced organic grains and finished off with fruits and acorns in the fall. We raise them on a seasonal basis in order to take advantage of fresh foods available to them through the autumn.