295 Sherman Road, Westport, NY

About our Farm

Sarah and Josh Kingzack established KZ Farm in 2016 on a bare, 48-acre parcel in Westport, NY. The land had a long history of pasture, seed production of birdsfoot trefoil, and corn plantations. The soil base of the farm is heavy clay, so Sarah and Josh decided to seed most of the acreage back to a diversified pasture, instead of planting annual crops that require tillage and result in compaction.

 

In 2017, Sarah and Josh purchased Angus-Simmental cattle to start a commercial grass fed beef herd. In that same season, they seeded an oat-pea cover-crop on the only 2 acres of sandy loam on their property. This small plot will eventually be an organic vegetable garden.

 

Their vision for the future is to create a vibrant homestead that produces healthful, 100% grass fed beef, and organic cabbage-the primary ingredient of their lacto-fermented sauerkraut. 

 

Their overall goal for KZ Farm is to produce tasty, nutritious food for themselves and their community, while raising livestock and crops in a thoughtful manner that improves their soil base and prioritizes the health of their environment. They hope to leave this land more ecologically vibrant and agriculturally productive than when they arrived.

 

Photo credit: Julia Rebecca Photography