Turkana Farms 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. Our approach can best be described as artisanal rather than industrial. Turkana Farm practices include:
Pastured rather than closely confined livestock, all raised in a humane manner,
locally produced feed grains (organic when practicable) rather than commercial mixes,
healthful growing conditions to maintain poultry and livestock health, rather than routine use of antibiotics and other medications, and natural, composted manures from our own animals rather than chemical fertilizers.