Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Saturday Mornings at the Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning, until the end of September, you can find us at the Poestenkill farmers market. In the bed of our truck we bring a chest freezer full of our grass-fed beef and pastured whole chicken.

Stop by and see us!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

As we celebrate during this wonderful Christmas season - 
we send to you best wishes for a wonderful holiday. 
May you be blessed today and throughout the year. 

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

From our farm to you - we hope you have a day filled with
family, friends, and feasting.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steers enjoying a hay-bale feast.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Make Way for Turkeys!

Royal Palm turkeys, a heritage breed, and our Belted Galloway steers.

These turkeys have been raised for our family. Continuing our goal of providing
farm raised nutritious food for our table and yours, it is our hope to have them available
for our customers for next year. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer is almost HERE!

It was a very long and brutal winter. Sub-zero temperatures permeated the month of February and everyone (the cows included) has been celebrating the return of warmer weather!

Warmer weather - welcome back!

The month of May in Upstate New York is traditionally one of our dryer months before the late Spring, early Summer rains come through to help the grass grow. The cows are ready to be out on fresh pasture - not too long now!

In the summer, we graze our cows using a rotational grazing system - strategically moving the animals to partitioned pasture areas to allow the vegetation in other areas the time to rest and re-grow. This also ensures the root systems of the grasses are kept strong and healthy year to year - reducing the need to re-seed pastures

The cows grazing on a fresh "strip" of pasture area. Notice the area in the left side of the photo has been grazed down while the next section to the right will be ready for the cows next.

While rotational grazing requires a more continuous and intensive management of the cows and their grazing (the herd typically moves areas every 2-3 days during the summer months), the benefits are important to our farm's overall success. Advantages of rotational grazing include:
  • Limited soil compaction which encourages root growth
  • The continuous ground cover of vegetation reduces soil erosion
  • A significant reduction in weeds due to the resting periods
  • Longer grazing season - very important in the Northeast where harsh winters are long and hay must be fed
  • Better animal productivity and better use of the available forage on the farm
  • Improved distribution of nutrients and fertilizer (manure) as the animals are continuously rotating through pasture areas
Interested in learning more about rotational grazing for your animals? We would be happy to share more materials and information - send us an email

We are looking forward to our summer season of rotational grazing and haying. Hope the warm weather has found you wherever you may be.

- Grayson Family Farm.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Wishing you peace and happiness this New Year.

Heifers and young steers in the snow. | Winter 2014