Fleding Crow Vegetables was founded in 2008 by Ian Ater and
Lucas Christenson and is located just outside of Keeseville on Route 9. Ian’s college professor at SUNY
Plattsburgh, Marco Turco, offered the deal of a lifetime when he invited Ian to
lease a portion of his land to fulfill his dream of having his own farm.
What is now Fledging Crow Farm was originally a hayfield,
the first 4 acres was a labor of love as rocks and weeds were slowly replaced
by viable farming soil. The first
year, Lucas and Ian held day jobs and took up residence in the first structure
they built on the farm, the propagation house. They raised pigs and chickens to help work the land and
fertilize the soil and dreamed of the day that real food would come out of the
The land delivered and before long green things big and
small were popping up from the neat rows of soil. The first CSA shares were presold in the winter of 2009 and
about 30 members supported the cause.