The Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York have been advocates for people who are poor for more than 180 years. This project is a natural extension of that work. One of the farm's main goals is to share a portion of the harvest with those in need in the local community, whether it be direct to families, or to soup kitchens and pantries
It's About Health
As an expression of our reverence for creation, the mission of Sisters Hill Farm is to grow healthy food which nurtures bodies, spirits, communities and the earth. We are a not-for-profit farm owned and managed by the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul of New York.
A Sound Investment
Another important goal is sustainability: for the land, for the farm projects, and for the local farm community. Since we are driven by health, not profits, you can be assured of getting your money's worth.
Sisters Hill Farm, organized in 1996, rejuvenated land that flourished as Hill Crest Farm in the early days of the twentieth century. After Mrs. Mary Halloran willed the property to the Sisters of Charity in 1917, the sisters continued to oversee the active farm and made improvements on buildings and property until the 1940s, when the land was left fallow.
Once again vibrant and thriving, Sisters Hill Farm now seeks to create a just relationship between people and the earth through the growth of healthy food, outreach to the poor, and community-building activities. An active CSA since 1999, we have grown from one acre feeding 40 members to 5 acres feeding more than 280 families. Each year we harvest around 90,000 pounds of the highest quality produce! This past year we surpassed the 1 million pound mark; harvesting 1 million pounds of veggies since the farm's inception!