Whistle Down Farm, formerly Fog and Thistle Farm, has moved to a new location in Claverack, NY. The growers, Eileen Wallding and Nicholas Pandjiris, are excited to be putting down roots on this beautiful 60-acre farm along Taghkanic Creek. They are growing a fantastic variety of vegetables, with future plans for u-pick blueberries and goat dairy products. You can spot them at the Hudson, NY Farmers Market on Saturdays.
Whistle Down’s farm management techniques focus on building healthy and diverse communities of plants, microorganisms and insects without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, or genetically modified seeds. They adhere to all organic standards, and also incorporate biodynamic methods into our practices. They use cover crops to prevent soil erosion and build fertility, work to minimize our dependence on fossil fuel powered machinery, and work to support local businesses in our farm purchases.