Thanksgiving Farm at Center for Discovery
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About Us
Our Thanksgiving Farm® encompasses over 300 certified organic acres spanning Stonewall Preserve, Tutto Bene Farm, Hadley, Vista, Sweet Hill and our Main Campus, or home farm – all local farms within Sullivan County, NY. Each year, the Farm grows over 60 different kinds of vegetables, flowers, and herbs, and is home to three orchards. On our farms, we raise several species of livestock including beef cattle, laying hens, pigs, as well as bees for honey. Thanksgiving Farm® supports 300 Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) share members, which includes staff, families, and other members of the community.

Thanksgiving Farm® serves a dual role at the Center. The first is to provide quality food for those we care for.

The second role of the Farm is to provide meaningful work opportunities for students and residents, known as farm participation. We utilize the Farm for students as a green classroom space, which helps students learn in a reduced stress environment. In our adult program, farm work is directed toward skill acquisition which can ultimately translate to vocational opportunities for our adult population.
The Farm is certified organic as well as Demeter Certified Biodynamic*, and both certifications ensure we are following the highest standards in terms of food quality and land stewardship. Additionally, our cows are 100% grass fed and all livestock is pasture raised.