-Greenhouse will open for the 2016 season on April 30th. Stop in and see what’s new!
-Interested in doing a summer internship at Cold Spring Farm? We usually hire one intern for the summer/fall season. We are able to offer some flexibility in hours and provide a well-rounded experience to students that are ready to learn. We also hire seasonal harvest labor annually.
-Looking for our delicious produce off season, or can’t make it to the farm during our regular hours? Check us out on Schoharie Fresh, the online farmers market. We are now offering a variety of winter greens from our high tunnel greenhouse.
Cold Spring Farm is owned and operated by the Prezorski Family. Lenny and Lauren Prezorski are first generation farmers that share a passion for agriculture and the environment. Lenny began growing vegetables in 1985, selling corn from a wagon in the front yard. Eventually, the business grew and so did the farm; adding new vegetables each year. Lenny and Lauren met in 2005 through work. Both having careers in agricultural conservation, and a love for farming. In 2012, Lenny retired from a 33-year career as a conservation planner for the US Department of Agriculture. At this point, he had the time to pursue Lauren’s love of flowers and Cold Spring Farm put up the first of their two greenhouses. Today, Cold Spring Farm has grown to 28 acres of vegetables and 80 acres of field crops.
Having careers in agricultural conservation, Lenny and Lauren care deeply about sustaining the natural resources on the farm. We use strip cropping and conservation cover crops to prevent soil erosion. Crop rotations, including resting periods and the use of deep-rooted legumes, Integrated Pest Management and pheromone traps are used to minimize our need to apply pesticides. Lenny is a Certified Crop Advisor and a Certified Nutrient Management Planner. Cold Spring Farm uses these practices because they are the best for the environment and the health and safety of our produce.
In the late 1700s, Captain John Reddington settled in the hamlet of Lawyersville after serving in the Revolutionary War under George Washington and surviving as a prisoner of war. In 1811, the homestead of Cold Spring Farm was built for Capt. Reddington who went on to serve in the New York Legislature and to help establish the Lawyersville Reformed Church. The property was then established as a dairy farm In the late 1800s, Cold Spring Farm was owned by William Wallace, a superintendent for the New York Museum of Natural History. Wallace invested heavily in Cold Spring Farm and during his summer stays, generated much controversy in Lawyersville. Of greatest significance was his adoption of Minik, an Inuit eskimo boy brought back from Greenland by the arctic explorer Robert Peary. Minik spent summers on Cold Spring Farm with the Wallace family. Our farm has been included in the book “Give Me My Father’s Body” by Kenn Harper, as well as, a European documentary film on Minik.
Cold Spring Farm was named after the year-round spring that once supplied water to the houses in Lawyersville. The spring has been recently renovated and is now used to supply irrigation water to our greenhouses and fields.
Open mid-July through October from 9am to 6pm.
Our roadside stand offers the best in farm fresh produce. Our summer season specializes in Super Sweet bicolor corn, delicious vine ripened tomatoes and cantaloupes that will keep you coming back for more. Of course that is not all. We have your other favorites too, including: cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, zucchini, seedless yellow and red watermelon, eggplant, beets, onions, and much more. And it’s not just vegetables. We now offer our own fresh picked strawberries in June . Locally grown tree fruit and berries are also available. At Cold Spring Farm we love fall. Whether you are looking for winter squash, the perfect pumpkin or a special variety of pumpkin, chances are good you will find it at our farm stand. We also carry a large selection of hardy mums, unusual gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and corn tassel wreaths.
Open May–June from 9am to 5pm.
Stop by our greenhouse and see why it is fast becoming a favorite stop for the garden enthusiast. Whether you are looking to plant your own vegetable garden, purchase a gift or spruce up your outdoor living space, we can help. We carry a large variety of plants: baskets, premium pots, bedding plants, vegetables, herbs, and perennials. In 2015 we added a retail greenhouse to make it more convenient for customers to browse our selection of beautiful flowers. The extra space has enable us to increase our already large selection of plants. We are big enough to carry what you want but small enough to offer personal assistance to help you put together the perfect garden or container.
Cold Spring Farm is a wholesale supplier of fresh produce to other local farm stands, restaurants and grocery stores. Corn by the bushel, tomatoes by the box as well as pumpkins and winter squash by the bin are available by request. We will deliver locally for a fee.
Call Lenny at: 518-231-4693 for availability and to place an order.