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Chicory Creek Farm
Contact: Kate and Ean Rice-Mitchell
Address: 2722 State Highway 205 Mt. Vision, NY, 13810
About Us
Established in Spring 2016, Chicory Creek Farm is a small family farm owned and operated by Kate and Ean Rice-Mitchell. The farm is one of the oldest in the county, and the Rice-Mitchells are working to revitalize what was until recently an old dairy farm to create a beautiful, productive, and diverse farmstead.

Chicory Creek Farm grows a diversity of Certified Organic produce, raises chickens, pigs, and ducks on pasture and are GAP food safety certified for a number of crops. They aim to go above and beyond organic standards to be biodiverse, ecologically sensitive, and to preserve our soil. They practice cover cropping, crop rotation, create wildflower and hedgerow buffers to attract pollinators, and plant a diversity of plant families.
Integrated Farming

Our produce was certified organic through NOFA-NY in May 2018, as soon as our land was eligible.

We believe that the way to operating a successful farm is by looking forward. When implementing growing practices we are constantly asking the question, “what impact will this have down the road?” The best way we know to ensure the productivity of our land, with this question in mind, is to mimic the natural systems that surround us. This involves growing a diversity of crops, rotating crop families, cover cropping and establishing riparian buffers and hedgerows.

Beyond these practices, we also believe in integrating crop production with raising livestock. Individual crops are rotated every season and every five years or so, land in crop production will be seeded back into pasture for livestock. In doing so, the nutrients in the soil are replenished and pest pressure diminished. These extra steps of rotation help us manage pests, fungus and disease in hopes of avoiding the arms race seen in so much of our agriculture.