Elsewhere Farms existed long before our actual farm was purchased. I have been a natural soap maker for more than 20 years and named my products Elsewhere Farms Soap. Nine years ago, we purchased a farm with almost 40 acres to have our horses at home. We decided not to use any chemicals on the property, bought a tractor with a bucket and mower, started some gardens, added lots of perennials, and some fruit trees. Then we learned about permaculture and regenerative agriculture. We added more medicinal plants and pollinator friendly flowers, shrubs and trees. Then we (okay I, to be honest, but we're in this together!) decided to start a farm and converted an acre of the hay field to oats and buckwheat, cover crops to help the soil for developing a market garden. So now we have a high tunnel to grow in for the market garden and continue to make soaps, balms, salves, and other skin care products with all natural ingredients. We forage medicinal plants from our land as well as grow herbs and flowers to make infused oils for our products. Through Ontario County Cornell Cooperative Extension I became a Master Gardener to learn more and help others. In the future we hope to open our farm to Agritourism. We are also developing an elderberry orchard to reap the benefits of this incredible plant ally. We should have our first large berry harvest this year.
We have several named varieties-Wyldewood, Scotia, and Johns as well as an unnamed varietal of Sambucus Canadensis. We also have a hybrid of European and American elder called Marge.
Cuttings are bundled per variety at 3 for $10, 5 for $15 and 10 for $25. You can also get a mixed bundle of 10 for $25. Elders are easy to propagate, just find a spot where they will get good sun, keep them watered, and eliminate weed pressure as they establish by mulching around them, which will help retain moisture as well! When the ground is not frozen, simply push the cutting into the soil, burying the bottom node (the beveled end) and leaving the top node above ground.
We will be at the Winter Canandaigua Farmers’ Market on the following Saturdays, 10-11am: March 26, April 9, April 23 (March 12 is up in the air at this time but may be another date we can be there, stay tuned).
If you can’t make it there, farm pick up is possible, let us know.
Happy 2022! One of the goals we had for this year was to become a licensed nursery. We are thrilled to announce we are now licensed by NY state to sell live plants! The focus will be on elderberry and other fruiting perennial shrubs like currants and blackberries. We will also grow and propagate medicinal/edible herbs and perennial plants for sale along with some select annuals for the garden, especially heirloom tomatoes.
Elderberries have been a passion for years-we have a small orchard with another goal to triple its size this year. That means adding about 600 plants!
We will be at the Canandaigua Farmers’ Market this winter in March and April 2022 to sell cuttings. Several varieties of elders, including Johns, Marge, Scotia, Ranch and Wyldewood will be available. A limited number of rooted cuttings and potted plants will be available later in the spring.
All natural soaps, salves, body balms, lip balms and whipped butters.
The focus will be on elderberry and other fruiting perennial shrubs like currants and blackberries. We will also grow and propagate medicinal/edible herbs and perennial plants for sale along with some select annuals for the garden, especially heirloom tomatoes.
These are a few of the animals at the farm. George is a Thoroughbred/Appaloosa cross and is 16 years old. Hawthorne is the white Appaloosa, he is 26 years old. Both were foxhunters in their prime. We take great pride in the way we raise all our animals. These boys eat chemical-free hay grown here on the farm. We use their manure, waste hay and old bedding to make compost, thus recycling and reducing our waste stream.
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