At Weathertop Farm, we have some pretty basic ideals.
We believe that what you eat is as important as how your food got to your plate. We grow healthy, naturally raised vegetables, fruit, and animals. That means no petroleum based fertilizers, no toxic chemical stew spread on the plants or soil, no GMO's. We believe that animals need fresh air and sunshine and organic food as much as we do. We believe in bartering and work-share and helping future farmers by giving them a place to learn and laugh while they hone their skills. We believe that the way to survive and thrive is through a diversified income stream. We produce healthy, organic value added products that you can feel good about eating and/or putting on your body.
Who we are: Weathertop Farm was started in the mid '80's by Fred and Gloria Santillo, who moved to Sharon Springs with daughters Kate and Deb to escape the hustle and bustle of Staten Island. For several years they raised sheep, grew hay, and had an odd menagerie of goats, pigs, farm dogs and barn cats on their 300+ acre farm. As time passed, they stopped keeping animals and the fields have been primarily rented out to local farmer neighbors for raising hay or feed corn.
Kate left the farm (and Sharon Springs) for many years and traveled far and wide. In 2007 she returned home and began to re-evaluate many priorities. Food has long been a focus in Kate's life, and she has worked in numerous kitchens and dining rooms in the US and Europe. Concerns about the quality of factory farmed food, and the sheer pleasure of digging in the soil, have always led to backyard gardens wherever she made her home. In 2010, after spending 6 months in India under the tutelage of Dr. Vandana Shiva and completing her MA in Sustainable Development, Kate took a leap and began growing vegetables organically at Weathertop Farm. Since that time Kate has added several other areas of focus; including meat (pastured pork and chicken production), value added goods (herbal and mushroom wellness products, and artisanal jams and jellies) and beginning the plantings for a small fruit orchard.
Need to contact us? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.935.0940 and leave a message. Weathertop Farm, LLC c/o Kate Miller 132 Main St , #1 Sharon Springs, NY 13459