Farming Practices Fox Creek Farm uses organic farming practices, but is not certified organic. As most of our business is "Farm Direct", we believe that knowing the farmers and your farm is more important than a stamp or a seal.
To date, our CSA customers have not asked or required USDA certification from us. As we are a CSA farm, and our farm is open to visits from our membership at any time, you can see for yourself how we grow the crops.
We are very accessible to address any questions or concerns regarding our farming practices, and customarily return calls or answer emails within 24 hours.
Community Involvement As a Community Supported Agriculture farm, we see the importance of our farm for our CSA members, and for the broader community.
Our Healthy Food for All initiative sollicits voluntary contributions, so we can offer reduced price CSA shares to low-income families.
We routinely donate left-over and extra produce to area churches, and the Squash Hunger project of Capital Roots.
Fox Creek Farm is also home to the Family Farm 4-H club, and organizes community events in Gallupville.
A brief Fox Creek Farm history Don’t ask us how a meeting in a bush taxi in the gare routièrein Dakar, Senegal, resulted in a family farm in Gallupville. What we know is that Sara, originally from San Jose, California, was a Peace Corps volunteer doing agricultural extension work, and Raymond, from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was just ‘passing through’. They ended up in Gallupville (Schoharie county). Their first commercial agricultural enterprise was a market crop of garlic. The next step was a small CSA. We started a 10 member CSA on rented land in 2003 and learned a lot that first year, but foremost, we had fun growing. We decided to double our membership the following year - as we did the year thereafter.