Solstice Hill Farm is a small, family owned, mainly vegetable farm located in beautiful Schoharie County, New York that uses sustainable and environmentally friendly practices: no synthetic or chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used. We took the NOFA-NY Farmers Pledge and are working to become Certified Organic through NOFA-NY starting in the 2015 season.
Farmer Clemens Mackay was born and raised in Dorloo and Cobleskill; returning to family land in 2010 after 10 years away, he began his fifth season living and working on farms. Clemens believes in using nutrient dense farming techniques to make sure that the essential nutrients needed to grow healthy vegetables are in the soil. If the nutrients are in the soil then they are also in your food; healthy vegetables grow healthy people.
Solstice Hill Farm had its successful first growing season in 2010, feeding people at three local farmers markets. That experience gave us the confidence to make a CSA commitment in 2011, in which we returned a nourishing bounty to our members in Cobleskill. During that 2011 season we maintained two markets and supplied the health food store Mildreds Meadows with produce. In 2012 we continued with added a Co-Op account and sold extensively to Corbin Hill a Food distributor going to NYC. We took a huge wholesale account in 2013, growing ten acres of mixed crops for another food store. The 2014 season found us expanding again to three farmers markets, our CSA, the Honest Weight food Co-Op, The Menands Wholesale Market, Schoharie Fresh, Farmshed Harvest, and Corbin Hill Farm. For the 2015 season we plan to continue growing for the same markets and expand our wholesale buyers.
In addition to our CSA, you can purchase our produce at the following markets: