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About the Farm

 
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reber rock farm...

Reber Rock Farm is an 120-acre draft powered farm on the southern edge of the Reber Valley in Essex, NY.  Using a combination of draft horses and diesel power we produce a diversity of grassfed and pasture raised meats, small grains, vegetables, herbs, fruits, maple syrup, draft wood, shiitake mushrooms, and Suffolk Punch Draft horses.

Our goal is to provide delicious, healthy, affordable food for the Essex foodscape and beyond. We work with draft horses because we believe their presence on the farm is good for the land, the air and our souls. Reber Rock is designed as a two-family farm, with the management and labor burden split across two couples, so that each can stay health and happy for many years to come. 

We are a diversified farm, whose farmers seek a diversified livelihood.  Our products and those of 10+ other local producers are available for sale year round in our Farm Store.  Custom Meats can be ordered in the spring for delivery in the Fall. Forest Management services and  Draftwood orders taken at any time. Suffolk Punch Draft horse sales upon availability.  2016 was our fourth season on the farm.

 

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the team

Our goal is to provide delicious, healthy, affordable food for the Essex foodscape and beyond. We work with draft horses because we believe their presence on the farm is good for the land, the air and our souls. Reber Rock is designed as a two-family farm, with the management and labor burden split across two couples, so that each can stay health and happy for many years to come. 

 
 
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Nathan Henderson

Racey Bingham and Nathan Henderson  have been farming together for five  years in Essex, and own Reber Rock Farm.

 

 

Racey Henderson

Racey's work focuses on livestock and pasture management, administration and marketing while Nathan grows the crops and trains the horses.  Racey also consults for international development organizations on agricultural and rural development issues. 

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Chad Vogel

Gwen Jamison and Chad Vogel own 30 acres adjacent to RRF and co-manage Reber Rock with Racey and Nathan.   Chad, a Natural Woodsman, manages the woods, works the horses,  trains the new ones, manages the horse breeding and fixes things.

Visit Reber Rock Draftwood website to learn more about horse logged flooring & restoritive forestry.

 

 

Gwen Jamison

Gwen Jamison and Chad Vogel own 30 acres adjacent to RRF and co-manage Reber Rock with Racey and Nathan. Gwen is a livestock expert, keeper of shiitake mushrooms and graphic design artist (the mastermind behind all RRF's labels and logos).

Visit her graphic design website:

follow our farmhands

Gints Aldins Gints worked full time at Reber Rock for 2014 and 2015.  He is currently WOOFing in Washington state, but we know he'll be back sooner or later. Resident specialist on backgammon, etymology, meta ethics and all things Latvian..

Gints Aldins

Gints worked full time at Reber Rock for 2014 and 2015.  He is currently WOOFing in Washington state, but we know he'll be back sooner or later.


Resident specialist on backgammon, etymology, meta ethics and all things Latvian..

Emily Hoffman Adirondack Semester Intern #3 Emily worked at Reber Rock in December 2015, and took some wonderful photos that you'll see on this site and in the farmstore.   She is the creator of Artisantotable.com a wonderful tribute to farmers and their reasons why.

Emily Hoffman

Adirondack Semester Intern #3
Emily worked at Reber Rock in December 2015, and took some wonderful photos that you'll see on this site and in the farmstore.  

She is the creator of Artisantotable.com a wonderful tribute to farmers and their reasons why.

Caitlin Kelly Caitlin Kelly worked for us in the winter of 2014, our second Adirondack Semester Intern, and a trooper in the cold!  Read about her experience at RRF on the Essex on Lake Champlain Blog. 

Caitlin Kelly

Caitlin Kelly worked for us in the winter of 2014, our second Adirondack Semester Intern, and a trooper in the cold!  Read about her experience at RRF on the Essex on Lake Champlain Blog

Klare Nevins Klare was our first Adirondack Semester Intern in 2013, and got us hooked on these fabulous folks.  To our joy, we then got her back for the summer of 2015. 

Klare Nevins

Klare was our first Adirondack Semester Intern in 2013, and got us hooked on these fabulous folks.  To our joy, we then got her back for the summer of 2015. 

 
Sarah King She's now starting her own farm in Westport, NY, makes sauerkraut, and runs a food truck, Poco Mas Tacos. Check out her website: kzfarmny.com.

Sarah King

She's now starting her own farm in Westport, NY, makes sauerkraut, and runs a food truck, Poco Mas Tacos. Check out her website: kzfarmny.com.

Justine Morrison aka Pepper! Pepper worked at Reber Rock Farm in 2013.  She arrived by bike,  lived in a shed, walked barefoot and smiled a lot despite the chaos.

Justine Morrison aka Pepper!

Pepper worked at Reber Rock Farm in 2013.  She arrived by bike,  lived in a shed, walked barefoot and smiled a lot despite the chaos.

Jesse Hadden Jesse worked at Reber Rock Farm in 2013 - our starting year. He then decided to head home to Montana to establish his own operation closer to family and home-country. He's now farming 110 acres in the Mission Valley, outside the small town of St. Ignatius, MT.  is new farm's website is www.lowerxingfarm.com. Follow him on Instagram: @lowerxingfarm Like them on Facebook! 

Jesse Hadden
Jesse worked at Reber Rock Farm in 2013 - our starting year. He then decided to head home to Montana to establish his own operation closer to family and home-country. He's now farming 110 acres in the Mission Valley, outside the small town of St. Ignatius, MT. 

is new farm's website is www.lowerxingfarm.com.
Follow him on Instagram: @lowerxingfarm
Like them on Facebook