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Turkana Farms, LLC, is a small scale producer of heritage breed livestock and a wide array of vegetables and berries on just over 39 acres in Germantown, New York. Under the stewardship of Peter Davies and Mark Scherzer, the farm is dedicated to sustainable agriculture and eschews the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, growth enhancers, and antibiotics.

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Turkana Farms, LLC, is a small scale producer of heritage breed livestock and a wide array of vegetables and berries on just over 39 acres in Germantown, New York. Under the stewardship of Peter Davies and Mark Scherzer, the farm is dedicated to sustainable agriculture and eschews the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, growth enhancers, and antibiotics.

    AgriCulture: Finally Passing Fourth-Grade Science

    AgriCulture: Finally Passing Fourth-Grade Science

    For the last 15 months we’ve all learned much more science than most of us ever wanted to know – from microbiology (messenger RNA) to epidemiology (herd immunity) to aerodynamics (how far does your spit fly when you chat at... Read More ›

    AgriCulture: It’s The Little Things

    AgriCulture: It’s The Little Things

    It’s the little things that get you. The pebble in your shoe. The thorn under your fingernail. The sentence in that document you missed on first reading that changes the meaning of everything. On those nights when I awake and... Read More ›

    AgriCulture: Acceleration

    AgriCulture: Acceleration

    The prematurely warm, dry spring we’ve enjoyed, worrisome to farmers and gardeners as much of New York state has teetered on the edge of draught, has had one spectacular positive effect. The slow succession of bloom we see in most... Read More ›

    AgriCulture: Life Lessons Learned

    AgriCulture: Life Lessons Learned

    We all have habitual thought patterns that we use to make sense of the chaos of the life around us. One of mine, which started as soon as I started cohabiting with farm animals, is a tendency to perceive universal... Read More ›

    AgriCulture: Old Farm, New Mission

    AgriCulture: Old Farm, New Mission

    I am pleased to announce that Turkana Farms has officially entered a new phase. Today we become the Turkana Farms Livestock Education and Protection Fund (TFLEPF). Now that the legalities have been finalized, I can explain how we evolved to... Read More ›

    AgriCulture-Be Fruitful and Multiply

    AgriCulture-Be Fruitful and Multiply

    This weekend many people will, at various truncated Zoom seders and gatherings diminished to COVID safe numbers, tell the story of the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. The emphasis of the Passover story as we tell it at the... Read More ›

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