Roxbury Farm is a 400 acre family farm.
We are located in Kinderhook, NY in the northern section of the Hudson Valley. We raise 30 acres of vegetables each year and have another 30 acres in cover crops and green manures. This rotation allows us to build and maintain soil fertility with fewer off farm inputs.
We have 100 acres of hay and an additional 100 acres of pasture for our cows, sheep, and pigs. The rest of our land is in natural areas, swamp, and the Kinderhook Creek.
Jean-Paul Courtens started Roxbury Farm in 1990 on 5 acres. The CSA started in 1991 with 30 members. The CSA has now grown to over 1000 members in the Capital District, Columbia County, Westchester County, and New York City. Jody Bolluyt joined the farm in 2000. That year we also moved to new land. In partnership with our CSA members, Open Space Institute, and Equity Trust this new farm is protected for agriculture in perpetuity. This protection also provides for the affordable access to land and infrastructure. Part of the farm is located on the land once farmed by Martin Van Buren (our 8th president) and is part of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
In 2010, Keri Latiolais, Jody's sister, also joined the farm team. In 2015, Jean-Paul started a new project in Hurley, NY called the Hudson Valley Farm Hub. Jean-Paul is creating and running a professional farmer training program to educate the next generation of farmers. Jody and Keri now run the farm together along with a great team of hardworking, dedicated people.
For more information about our land tenure agreements click HERE.