About The Farm
Apple Pond Farm is about two hours from New York City, situated in Sullivan County and surrounded by the Catskill Mountains. The land that Apple Pond Farm sits on was first farmed in 1865; Sonja Hedlund and Dick Riseling have operated the farm since 1973. For more than 25 years, the 80 acres were farmed with draft horses, Belgians and North American spotted draft horses. Horses raked hay, spread manure, cultivated cornfields and produced more than 100 foals. Chickens, goats, and sheep are raised for eggs, meat and wool. A chemical-free, ecologically-friendly cold frame and unheated hoophouse supplies food throughout the year. The farm is grateful to the many apprentices from both the USA and abroad who have helped work the land, care for the garden and animals, repair the buildings and welcome many visitors.