Farm

Coppersea Farm at Springtown is our 75-acre working farm in the Walkill Valley outside New Paltz. The farm is nestled between the Walkill River and the northern reaches of Shawangunk Ridge and the prominent Bonticou Crag overlooking it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We grow primarily corn and rye and have been developing our own landrace corn, a unique breed developed over several seasons from open-pollinated heirloom varietals, and uniquely suited to our soil and climate conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Coppersea also planted the first dedicated European cider-pear orchard in the Hudson Valley. We expect to start harvesting fruit from these first trees in several years.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, we raise Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, keeping this endangered and rare-breed variety in active use. Our pigs are open-pastured and grown on our spent mash.