John Crow Farm produces a variety of pasture-raised poultry, grass-fed meat and vegetables. We used to call ourselves, "beyond organic." What we meant was that we use no chemicals on our land...just lime and manure. But recently a feller named Don Persons of the Baystate Organic Certifiers (, 845-542-7300) informed us that it is illegal for us to use the word "organic" at all. He says that to even say we are "beyond organic" implies that we are "organic."

We are NOT organic and would never want to suggest that we are. When the USDA says that "organic" farms may use all these chemicals, we are definitely NOT organic: § 205.601 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production. Our opinion is that organic ain't the organic it used to be.

John Crow Farm grows...

  • VEGETABLES: Broad variety of veggies available through our Veggie CSA and at some farmers markets through the season. We grow everything from broccoli to arugula to sugar snap peas.

  • EGGS: Araucanas, Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire Reds, Red Stars, Plymouth Rocks and Barred Rocks.

  • POULTRY: Cornish Rock Cross Chicken; Turkeys (Domestic or Heritage); Duck (Pekin, Rouen, Campbells, Blue Swedes); and Goose (Toulouse).

  • MEAT: Pork, Beef, Lamb; all cuts; variety of specialty sausages.


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