Animal Husbandry Practices
The chicken and beef are all grass fed and pastures are managed and rotated. The chickens additionally receive certified organic grains.
6241 Price Road
Fred and Sue Forsburg
Certified organic, pasture-raised chickens & beef, gourmet quality garlic and a select set of vegetables including 20 tomato varieties, mostly heirlooms.
32 acres on the east side of Conesus Lake, 29 miles from Downtown Rochester.
We purchased this farm in 1978 with a long term plan to farm fulltime. We are a charter member of NOFA-NY from 1981. Honeyhill Farm commenced full-time organic production in 2003 and has been certified Organic since 2004.
We believe that all food is not created equal and that quality cannot be the result of a dreadful and hasty methodology. Honeyhill Farm grows food by what are considered best practices. Growing organically is an expression of a quality process that includes a holistic approach toward improved soil care and selection of varieties that are appropriate to our climate and our soil. We employ superior harvest and post harvest handling so that we can deliver only the highest quality products to market fresh, full of flavor and that are absolutely safe. In following these practices we exceed requirements to the delight of our customers!
Soil is continually improved rather than depleted. We manage a large compost operation for soil amendment, employ many types of cover crops and maintain a comprehensive and multi-year soil rotation strategy for all crops.
Cover crop weed suppression, appropriate mulching, and mechanical weeding.
We employ appropriate pest management strategies that discourage insects and disease rather than fight them as a result of imprudent practices.
Rain filled irrigation pond supplying drip line irrigation.
Certified Organic since 2004 by NOFA-NY