Farm Tours & The Farm Store


As a team of farmers, we believe it is incumbent upon us to exceed all state and federal guidelines regarding the pandemic whenever possible. This protects us and our membership and our community. We do this not to overreact or instill fear, but rather to celebrate that there are tools and techniques we can use to mitigate a problem. Which is essentially farming in a nutshell!

If you need to visit our Farm Store or pick up your share, please take all recommended precautionary measures while on the farm. In addition, please help us during this time by wearing a face mask/ face covering if you are not fully vaccinated and being mindful of your proximity to others in enclosed areas.

Please come to us with any concerns if it looks like our protocols need improvement. We need to talk this through, we need to talk it out and we need to communicate that by protecting ourselves and each other, we protect society at large and make a huge and positive impact. Which is also the goal of Essex Farm.

Thank you so much for working with us on so many different levels! We are excited to feed you this season!

~ Mark, Kristin, & the Essex Farm Team



September 18, 2021

2 p.m. til around 4 p.m.

After more than a year, ​Mark will once again lead an introspective and adventurous tour through Essex Farm’s vegetable fields, pasture, and livestock areas. Afterwards, take an optional self-guided hike along the farm roads to some of the farm’s more remote areas. The Essex Farm Tour begins at 2 p.m. sharp in front of the Farm Store and takes place rain or shine. Participants should bring all-weather clothing and sturdy rubber boots and expect a long walk over rough terrain.

Suggested donation: $10 adults; $5 children (Members are free!)

“I’m excited to introduce everyone on the tour to this bountiful landscape. I plan to have everybody eating their way through the farm as we walk around. We will also see and feel the plants that will power the farm next year: cover crops, forages and next year’s grains have already sprouted. Come celebrate the fun of farming with me and all of the plants and animals of Essex Farm.” – Mark Kimball

If you are unable to attend our regular Farm Tour, we may be able to offer you an abbreviated “Short Tour” that lasts no more than one hour. Suggested donation $100 (for groups larger than 10 people, add $10 for each extra person). Text Mark directly at 518.570.6399 to inquire about availability.


The Essex Farm store is open from 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week and is stocked to the brim with fresh seasonal vegetables, milk, eggs, chicken, grains, and maple syrup. You can even buy an Essex Farm T shirt, bag or a signed copy of Kristin Kimball’s books, The Dirty Life and Good Husbandry.

Farm Store patrons are required to wear masks when inside the store. Please follow all posted social distancing measures while visiting. Thank you!