Ledgenear Farm is a hilltop farm with a homestead dating back to the 1850’s. Hardscrabble but beautiful, the farm has provided for multiple generations growing field crops, herding sheep, milking cows, and producing Maple Syrup. Ledgenear Farm is approximately 250 acres of mixed Maple sugar woods, softwoods, hay fields and pasture. We strive for economic and environmental sustainability and believe organic practices are key to both goals. We currently tap approximately 1000 maple trees but are expanding to as many as 3000 trees over the next few years.
James Coe was born on the farm and grew up raising cows and making maple syrup. James and Nella met in College – moved west to Portland Oregon, and then back east in 2009 with daughter Isabella and son Jude. For the past 10 years they have been working the land and building a sustainable future for the farm. James and Nella have renovated the farm‘s old sugar house, refurbished the dairy barn, started a dairy heifer rearing operation, managed the woods, pastures, and cropland and have partnered with Jasper Hill at the adjacent Andersonville Farm. The combined dairy operation provides quality milk for Jasper Hill’s award winning cheeses and carves out a sustainable path forward for the farms. We continue to look forward to growing our sugar bush and production capacity while we grow our regional and artisanal markets and outlets.
James and Nella have woven their architectural practice into the farm and provide services for neighbors and the local food economy.They are excited to be part of this regional agriculture growth.The story is not over – please check back and see how we grow!