About the Farm

Ellen Poggi founded Hand Hollow Farm in 2008, at the age of 20. After growing up in Bennington, Vermont she aprrenticed at farms in Maine and Massachusettes before making her way to Hand Hollow.

The farm started off growing less than an acre for 15 CSA members on beautiful terrain of fields and woods in New Lebanon, NY. While the farm has never been certified organic, all crops are grown organically, without the use of synthetic fertilizers and chemical sprays and with the goal of sustainability in mind.

Now,  Hand Hollow Farm, is entering its fifth growing season. We are excited to welcome Lauren Bonn as co-farmer for 2012. She joins us after farming in the San Francisco Bay Area and managing the farm at the Shaker Mountain Cannery here in New Lebanon.

Hand Hollow Farm currently grows over 40 kinds of vegetables as well as culinary herbs and flowers for a vibrant 75 member CSA. We are proud to be a founding vendor of the Lebanon Valley Farmers Market, where we sell produce every Sunday 10am-2pm, June- October.

We hope to see you on the farm or at the market!

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5 Responses to “About the Farm”

  1. Nice website, Ellen!! Very professional looking, simple, orderly, informational. The pictures and the white lettering on black/gray are superb. May the weather cooperate, the members cooperate, your family cooperate and your spirit thrive.

  2. I second that!

  3. Hi,Ellen! Have been thinking about you after hearing about your farming life from your dad and Donna during our recent few days at Newfound Lake. Wish we lived in the Lebanon Valley, or at least closer, so we could join your CSA! Love your blog, especially On the Farm; beautifully written, a pleaure to read. Much love from all of us, and good luck with this summer’s crops!

  4. Love the recipes Ellen!!!
    The sweet pumpkin cookies are great

  5. Just saw you over last weekend at Taconic Shores in Copake. Very impressive what you are doing. Movie was great!

    Is your farm near that mineral spring with the great herbs? What kind of change do you see helping towns and vocations like yours? I want to help people like you and my town of Copake succeed.

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