Wing Road Farm, located at 270 Wing Road in Greenfield, NY, was settled around 1797 by Prince Wing. The Wing Family were Quakers that resided in the Plymouth Colony and gradually moved west. The farm passed out of the Wing family in the 1920's. The farm was purchased from the estate of Emilie Kremp in 2004 by Barbara Linell Glaser. Emilie lived on the farm until her death at age 102. The proceeds of her estate went entirely to the Jane Goodall Foundation at her request. Barbara Linell Glaser and her husband Paul Zachos established the small development company, Linell Lands, for the purpose of acquiring special places for unique purposes. Wing Road Farm was purchased because Linell Lands wanted to preserve local farmland and model a different style of development. Conservation easements held by Saratoga P.L.A.N. have been placed on 49 of the 120 acres of land to ensure its preservation as a farm, woodland and wetland. For more information on the work of P.L.A.N., visit http://www.saratogaplan.org . The rest of the acreage has been subdivided into 12 lots, some of which are currently available for sale. Contact Linell Lands for more information.
Chris and Aaren Harris acted as caretakers of the farm from 2007-2010 and purchased 18 acres of the 120 acre farm in 2010. This land surrounds the farmhouse once belonging to Albert Goodrich and Ida Wing. The farm includes a woodlot of mixed hardwoods, a 1/4 acre fenced garden, a 50' unheated greenhouse, fallow pastures, a young orchard and small fruits. They grow a wide variety of vegetables and herbs, shiitake mushrooms, flowers, and fruit. They tend a flock of 50 laying hens and 4 hives of bees. Aaren learned most of what she knows about veggies during a two-year apprenticeship with Certified Organic farmer Chris Lincoln of New Minglewood Farm in Greenwich, NY. Although Wing Road Farm is not Certified Organic, they follow NOP rules and are dedicated to the challenge of balancing their ecosystem without chemicals. Aaren has also attended a "Good Agricultural Practices" training to ensure the safety of the farm's produce. Wing Road Farm produce has been sold at the Ballston Spa Farmers' Market, the Greenfield Farmers' Market, the Saratoga Farmers' Market, Wild Thyme Market, and through a 20 member CSA. They are currently running the farm as a homestead, growing and producing much of what they eat year-round themselves.
Please enjoy some photos we've selected of life on the farm in our photo gallery!
Go to Farmie Market to buy available Wing Road Farm goods during the 2013/2014 season. Order on-line and get local goods delivered directly to your door!