BAINBRIDGE – With milder temperatures in the air and the focal point of life in Upstate New York looking away from mere winter survival, farm stands that litter the back roads of Chenango County are springing to action, preparing the displays of their livelihood and offering up a palette of seasonal goods – and fun.
One of the most successful and iconic independent retail produce suppliers in the county kicked off the 2014 season over the weekend, and business couldn’t be better.
“Too many to count,” replied Karen Noxon when asked about how many patrons walked through the Frog Pond Farms Facility on Sunday afternoon. “We don't focus that much on the numbers. Never have,” she said.
For 27 years, The Noxons' Frog Pond Farm has grown from a full-time family farm with a vegetable stand in the front yard to a full-sized retail operation that draws customers from as far away as Binghamton and Earlville.
“I've shopped here for – I'd say – at least the last six or seven years,” said Beth Shearer of Endicott. “We make the trip up about twice a month in the summer and this is where we get all of our seedlings and starter plants for our garden at home.”