Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Greg Hartt, Farmer

Greg obtained his PhD in chemistry from UC Irvine and returned to a career in farming when he and Jenney moved to Rochester. Greg decided to pursue a full time career in farming and after working on organic farms in the Rochester area, he and Jenney started Stonecrop Farm in Henrietta. Greg's passion for farming includes a commitment to humane animal husbandry and good stewardship of their fields and forest.

 

Jenney Stringer, Farmer

Full-time midwife by day (and often by night), Jenney cares for the animals at Stonecrop Farm and helps with projects when she's not catching babies and caring for women in Rochester. Jenney is always excited to get her hands dirty as she learns more about raising poultry and pigs.

Our Practices

We believe strongly in the principles of organic agriculture and sustainable, humane animal husbandry. To show our commitment to these principles we are certified organic through NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. Our goal is to produce the highest quality possible meat, eggs, and specialty produce for the local community while improving the health of our fields and forests. We use no chemical fertilizers or pesticides, no antibiotics or hormones. We do not mistreat our animals and do not support practices that will damage our land or surrounding wildlife.

Pigs: Our fantastic Tamworth, Old Spot, and Mulefoot pigs live on pasture all 365 days of the year. Born on pasture, these animals are bred to forage and explore. In addition to their heritage breed characteristics, the custom mixed organic feed ration combined with their forage leads to high quality pork from healthy, happy pigs.

Turkeys/Chickens/Ducks: After they are old enough to survive outdoors, our awesome birds live on pasture, foraging for plants, bugs, seeds, and other goodies they find outside. We supplement their diet with local certified organic grain and make sure that the birds have plenty of fresh air, clean space, and healthy living conditions.

 

In The Media

WROC News 8: Adam Interviews: The Turkey Farmers (November 2018)

WROC News 8: Fact or Fiction? The Woolybear Caterpillar and Other Weather Folklore Explored (November 2018)

Owl Light News: A fine feathered fest: Stonecrop Farm Interview (November 2017)

WXXI News: Rochester kids explore farm life and food in Rush (August 2017)

Boomtown Table: Thankful For The Birds (November 2016)

Post Magazine: Good Egg (Winter 2016)