Senior Inspector

Nine Mile Farm

Owner: Rebekah Rice

67 Nine Mile Lane
Delmar, NY 12054
Albany County

daytime phone: (518) 894-8531
evening phone: (518) 894-8531
Web site:

Application Date: 2019-12-30

Farming History

Your Name *
Rebekah Rice
For how many years have you managed or worked on a CNG-certified farm? *
How many years of experience total do you have managing a farming operation that’s managed according to CNG/organic principles (whether certified or not)? *
Please indicate the place/s where you have farmed, including farm name, town, state, and country. *
Nine Mile Farm, Delmar NY 12054

Types of Farming & Expertise

Please check the box corresponding to the types of operations with which you have at least three years of experience.

What type of training have you received in farming practices (on-farm and off-farm)? *
Co-op extension courses, micronutrient courses, organic growers conferences, women's holistic management course
Please briefly describe your experience with mentoring, training, or advising other farmers, if any.
I have had short (less than a month) and long term interns (up to 3 years), and also lots of volunteers from my CSA. I'm currently mentoring a pair of young flower farmers for a second year.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most proud of? *
I've built up the organic content of our soil from a run down clay silt with less than 2% organic matter to permanent raised beds with over 6%.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most known for? (This could be a particular crop beloved by customers or an uncommon production method that other farmers would appreciate.) *
We grow the MOST DELICIOUS heirloom vegetables in the area-- especially tomatoes and fully ripened peppers. And I grow GORGEOUS flowers.
What do you appreciate about Certified Naturally Grown?
I love the farm visits in both directions. I think that getting advice from a farmer I respect is totally awesome. And looking behind the scenes at other farms is incredibly interesting and helpful.
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