Cobblestone Valley is a diversified organic farm certified by NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC, located in the heart of New York State right off Interstate 81. We are 20 minutes south of Syracuse and 10 minutes north of Cortland in the small town of Preble.
The backbone of the farm is dairy, with all other enterprises connected to and synergistic with milk production. In addition to the dairy we produce certified organic pastured poultry, which includes both broilers and turkey; grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pick-your-own strawberries, and compost. Our milk goes to Organic Valley, which is a national, farmer-owned, farmer-operated co-op based in LaFarge, Wisconsin. Although the co-op is national, milk is sold regionally. For example, the milk produced in New York is sold in NY, and the northeast region. So, if local organic food is important to you, then please support Organic Valley! Check out the Organic Valley Website. There is a lot of great information, and coupons too! Join Farm Friends for that.
At the present time the farm is in the fourth generation of the Knapp family and we are doing our utmost to preserve, conserve, and rebuild the wonderful soil resources in this valley. In organic farming we use nature as our teacher and we believe that all health begins with the soil. As such our soils are our most precious resource. Healthy soils grow healthy plants, which produce healthy animals and, in turn, healthy people. Healthy people care for the earth, and keep the cycle going.
We would like to take a moment to thank you for your interest in locally grown foods. We sincerely hope that your interest will lead to your support of a local and thereby much more sustainable food infrastructure. Very often, the first step, that first purchase, is the most difficult one to take. Once you have met your farmer and taken that first step towards purchasing locally it all becomes much easier, and much more satisfying than shopping at a grocery store.