Eight Mile Creek Farm believes that through diversification of both plant and animal species, we have created, and continue to improve on, a sustainable system that works to produce healthy food for our community, and that leaves our environment in a better state of health.
“Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food.”
– Hippocrates, 460 B.C.
Established in 2005, Eight Mile Creek Farm sits upon 250 acres (plus 120 acres leased for hay production) tucked away on a dirt road in Westerlo, NY in the Heldeberg Hilltowns. The house and barns were originally built in 1835. From that time until the 1950’s it was a working family farm, transitioning into low-scale agricultural production for hay in the mid-1950’s.
Pam set out to restore the land as a productive working farm in 2005 by building a diversified agricultural business, incorporating her nutrition and wellness degree to produce the most nutrient dense food possible. She has obtained, and maintains, the farm’s annual organic certification, providing customers with the healthiest products available. Additionally, Pam works hard to protect and nurture the natural resources that their farm depends on for survival.
Today Eight Mile Creek Farm is a family farm producing more than 100 kinds of vegetables and herbs, offering each in several varieties. Produce includes certified organic beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, escarole, fennel, asian greens, lettuce, mesclun, chard, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, onions, scallions, rutabaga, peppers, radishes, summer and winter squashes, tomatillos, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, broccoli raab, collards, radicchio, mustard greens, turnips, eggplant, beets, potatoes, basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, many medicinal herbs and sunflowers and mushrooms.
Certified organic grass-fed beef, pork, chicken and pastured eggs are produced year round; animals receive no growth hormones, antibiotics or medications. Pam’s animals are raised the way nature intended- fed lots of green grass in the summer and hay in the winter. Organic turkey and geese are available for the holidays.
* A small fraction of our meat does not carry the organic label due to occasional processing done at a non-certified organic facility. These non-certified cuts are labeled accordingly. All of our animals, however, are raised in accordance with USDA and NOFA-NY guidelines.