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 ground.

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.