We feel the work we do and the space we live in is a privilege and a blessing. Making it accessible to others is our way of giving back to the community. In order to encourage and reward our customers for participating, we created the program CHARLIE BUCKS. Charles D. Buck (1937-2015) was Sharon's father. His character, work ethic, and natural gift for management made him exceptionally successful and popular in his community. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in Jefferson, NY and, except for a few years studying Agriculture at Cornell, he spent his entire life working to protect the rural way of life for his neighbors and family. He dedicated himself to his community through many years of service as the Jefferson Town Supervisor, Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors, Montgomery/Otsego/Schoharie Association (MOSA) Solid Waste and Recycling Transfer Station Program Board of Directors, Schoharie County Maple Festival Board of Directors, Harpersfield Stevens Rural Cemetery Association President, Jefferson Historical Society President, and Town Councilman. He never expected more from others than he was willing to give himself.
Earn $10 Charlie Bucks for every hour you volunteer at the farm. Charlie Bucks are redeemable in the store for products, at the restaurant for meals, and at farmer's markets in Summit, Hobart and Cooperstown. Volunteer tasks may involve labeling and packaging, cleaning, caring for the chickens, weeding the garden, stacking hay, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow...you get the picture? If your interested, contact us when your free or give us your contact information so we can make arrangements.