A WORKING FARM, AN EDUCATIONAL CENTER, A RETAIL MARKET, A PEACEFUL SANCTUARY, A SUMMER CAMP, A PLACE FOR INTELLECTUAL INQUIRY... SPROUT CREEK FARM IS ALL THESE THINGS.
Encompassing 200 acres in Dutchess County, NY, Sprout Creek Farm is really three different entities, distinct yet dynamically intertwined. It is a working farm, raising free-ranging cows, sheep, goats, free-range turkeys, guinea fowl, chickens, and pigs. It is a market, selling our internationally award-winning cheeses and farm-produced meats, as well as local Hudson Valley milk, eggs, vegetables, crafts, and gifts. And it is an educational center, offering day, weekend, and summer programs that help connect young people to the land, the seasons, and the plants and animals that co-exist here in harmonious rhythm. Sprout Creek Farm, Inc. is a 501c3 incorporated not-for-profit organization and your gifts are tax-deductible.
The mission of Sprout Creek Farm is to educate people to understand and appreciate our connection to the earth and our responsibility for its care.
As well as producing and selling our meats and cheeses, the purposes of the farm are:
- to provide educational experiences for children and adults that will foster appreciation for, and understanding of, our place within the natural world, and thus encourage responsibility for the future of our environment
- to offer programs that will reconnect people to the rich agricultural heritage of the United States
- to offer an experience of community as a model of peaceful living
- to offer programs in spiritual development, using the agricultural resources of the farm as both setting and starting point of such programs