Highland Springs NY is a small 24 acre farm located 40 minutes south of Buffalo, in East Concord, NY.
We are Matthew and Sarah Newton, and we began stewarding the land at Highland Springs in January of 2020. Since 2020 was our first year on the farm, and the pandemic threatened international food security, we dove right into planting a large home garden , while exploring the natural inclinations of the land. We grew a variety of crops that we could store and process to extend the bounty of our harvest. Sarah's culinary background, gained over ten years of managing merge restaurant, was utilized in canning, fermenting, drying, and processing as much of our produce as possible.
Meanwhile, we began trimming and tending new and old fruit trees, cover cropping, collecting natural materials to improve our soil, and building farm infrastructure.
We raised heritage breed, Narragansett, turkeys organically on free range. We learned to butcher and process them ourselves, while utilizing their wastes as garden amendments.
We studied and identified hundreds of native and ornamental species of plants, shrubs, trees, and mushrooms.
In 2021, we invited a small community of members to join us in a vegetable CSA scheme. Meanwhile, we developed the flower gardens and orchards, and in 2022, we are looking forward to offering a bi-weekly local vegetable and flower share, while growing flowers for weddings and events
Natural farming supports the health of beneficial insects and pollinators.