Camps Road Farm

Camps Road Farm is a 52 acre diversified farm producing everything you need to sit down to a healthy meal. We are not a certified organic farm but we meet (or often exceed) organic standards with our production.

Camps Road Farm works in conjunction with Kent Falls Brewing Company and Neversink Spirits as part of The Food Cycle, LLC. Camps Road Farm works in a supportive role of the other two businesses while also producing farm goods for sale.


Our 2017 Season:

  • Pasture-raised broiler chickens
  • Pasture-raised eggs
  • Pasture-raised pork
  • Vegetables & Herbs
  • Hops
  • Apples & Foraged Fruit


 
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  • Latitude: 41° 41' 20"
  • Longitude: 73° 23' 14"
  • 52 acres
  • USDA Hardiness Zone 6a, -10° to -5°F
  • Elevation: 701 feet above sea level
  • Average 49 inches of rain a year
  • Average 50 inches of snow
  • 84 days of measurable precipitation
  • 204 days of sunshine
  • Average July High Temp 81°F
  • Average Jan Low Temp. 16°F
  • UV Index 3.4
  • Average first frost date October 1 - 10th
  • Average last frost date Mat 21 - 31st
  • Wind generally out of the North
  • leased from private land owner
  • Located in Kent, CT
  • On-farm brewery
  • Off-farm distillery
  • 2 full-time farm staff

2017 Production Quick Stats

Pasture-raised Broilers

 

Pasture-raised Eggs

  • 120 Redstar Layers
  • Started pullets from Burr Farm in Danielson, CT
  • Feed from Stone House Grain in Hudson, NY
  • Raised in mobile chicken coop, moved every 4-6 days
  • Sold as "soup chickens" when they get old
  • Retail $8/dozen
 

Woodlot and Pasture-raised Pork

  • 7 piglets (scaled back in 2017)
  • landrace, yorkshire, chester white
  • Feed from Stone House Grain in Hudson, NY
  • Processed at Hilltown Pork in Canaan, NY
  • Retail $10-15/lb
 

Hop Yard

  • 5 Varieties:
    • Cascade, Chinook, Brewer's Gold, Bitter Gold, Michigan Copper
  • 3/4 acre
  • Primarily Sold to our farm brewery
  • Managed organically but we are not certified organic
 

  1. The Homestead
    1. 4.8 acres
    2. Where most of the buildings are including our brewery and tasting room. This is the main area of the farm.
  2. Greenhouse Area
    1. .25 acres
    2. 36' x 96' greenhouse on a gravel pad
    3. electric, water, propane heaters
  3. Compost Area
    1. .4 acres
    2. composting mostly spent brewer's grains
  4. Materials Handling
    1. .3 acres
    2. This is where I put my piles of stone
  5. Hop Yard
    1. 1 acre
    2. 4 varieties: Brewer's Gold, Cascade, Bitter Gold, Michigan Copper
  6. Hop Yard Perimeter
    1. .46 acres
    2. took out old varieties of hops and shrunk the yard, now it is grass
  7. Back Woods
    1. 12 acres
    2. Mixed maple swamp, very rocky and full of multiflora rose
  8. NorthWest Pasture
    1. 3.75 acres
  9. Wild Strip
    1. 2 acres
    2. mix of low scrub, used for pigs
  10. NorthEast Pasture
    1. 3 acres
  11. Orchard Pasture
    1. 2 acres
  12. Central Pasture
    1. 1.7 acres
  13. East Hill Pasture
    1. 1.2 acres
  14. Tasting Room Pasture
    1. 2 acres
  15. 45 Square Pasture
    1. .22 acres
  16. Farm Pond
    1. .09 acres
  17. The Big Pond
    1. 8.38 acres
 

Soils

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Sun Position on Solstices

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The thin orange line is the trajectory of the sun on those give dates. The larger yellow shaded area is the sun's angle at any given point in the year. The summer solstice is June 21st in this case and the winter solstice is December 21st. Sun angle information courtesy of a free resource: SunCalc.net.

 

Farm Topographic Map