Traditional & Heritage Foods

There was a time when animals we farmed were raised on what was grown locally. This meant that their meat, milk, and eggs developed unique and rich flavors based on where and how they lived. Moxie Ridge Farm & Creamery is dedicated to returning to this tradition and bringing these foods to the communities of Upstate NY and beyond.

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Pastured chickens

Our meat chickens are a non-industrial breed meant to live outside and do, you know, natural chicken stuff. Plenty of space, local non-GMO grain, whey and milk from the cheesemaking process make all the difference when it comes to taste.

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handmade cheeses

Our goat cheeses are made on-farm with the milk of our growing herd of sassy Alpine and Saanen goats. Cows' milk cheeses are made with milk from Guernsey cows picked up fresh from a small family farm down the road. 

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Free Range Eggs

That's right, these eggs can range as free as they like. But so can our laying hens, all of which are named Susan. Our flock's free range diet is supplemented with local organic and non-GMO grain.

The Farm

 
 

Responsible stewardship

Moxie Ridge Farm & Creamery is located on Rt 43 in in Argyle, NY- also known as "the ridge road" by locals. The farm is made up of a 200 year-old farmstead on 46 diverse acres where the Moxie milking goats, laying hens, meat chickens, and pigs are raised on pasture, brush and woods. 

Whenever possible, mechanized techniques for land management are put aside in favor of an animal-based approach. This means goats are used to clear brush, horses are grazed to "mow" and prep pasture, chickens run to restore soil nutrients, and pigs used to till for next year's planting. Everyone's got a job on the Ridge.

With this approach in mind, it's not surprising we've chosen to manage the land and crops according to strict organic standards.