Heydenrych Farms is a 130-acre farm in Canajoharie, New York, 50 miles west of Albany and a four hour drive from New York City. Farmers Magda and Andre Heydenrych moved to Canajoharie from their native South Africa in 2004, with a strong understanding of how they wanted to farm. Magda and Andre raise 100% grass-fed beef and lamb; the sheep and cattle are never given feed, unecessary antibiotics, or growth hormones. The Hydenryches also raise horses, chickens, and one special zebra named Chaka! The animals are all given the opportunity to express themselves in their natural environment. These farming practices earned Heydenrych Farm an Animal Welfare Approval and American Grassfed Certification for beef in 2009.
In addition to the grass-fed meat, handcrafted, tallow-based soaps are also a Heydenrych Farm specialty. The soap comes in appealing varieties like "Avocado & Strawberry," "Autumn on the Farm," and "Divine Cocoa Butter Vanilla." Magda and Andre have boosted their farm's business by offering their meat and soap for sale by mail in addition to local drop offs.
Heydenrych Farm offers a farm stay in a private, 3-bedroom 1880s farmhouse that sits on its own two acres with a great mountain view. Guests have access to all the house's amenities, including a full kitchen and outdoor grill where guests can prepare the farm's own grass-fed meats and fresh-picked vegetables -- guests are welcome to pick in-season vegetables from the farm's gardens. Many guests also enjoy walking around the nearby pond and helping care for the animals, though helping with chores is optional. Magda will also teach custom soapmaking to interested guests.
Off the farm, there are miles of trails, plus canoeing, golfing, apple picking, and plenty of museums.
Rates for the farmhouse, which sleeps up to six, are $125/night for two guests, plus $15/night for each additional guest/night. High-speed wireless internet is available for an additional charge.
For more information, visit the Farm Stay U.S. Heydenrych Farms listing or the Heydenrych Farms website.
Photos courtesy Heydenrych Farms.
This month, Farm Stay U.S. is proud to feature Splendor Farms, a B&B, trail-riding facility, and licensed Dachshund kennel in Bush, Louisiana,
one hour outside of New Orleans. We recently interviewed owner
Kelly Bensabat and are excited to share her story. For more details
and to plan a stay, check out the Farm Stay U.S. Splendor Farms listing. Thanks
Bordelon Photography for the use of the photos below.
alpaca alpacas Amish animals apiary apple cider pressing apples Arizona Arkansas autumn backyard chickens baking beach Bed and breakfast beekeeping bison Books butter making cabin cabin rental California camping canning cat cattle drives cheese cheese making Cheese-making chickens children under 12 chores Christmas colorado community Connecticut contest cooking cooking class cooking school country cows dairy Dan Morgan donkey donkeys eco tourism travel ecotourism elk essay fall family farm family farms family vacation family-style meals farm farm activities farm blogs farm life farm school farm stay farm stay story Farm Stay U.S farm stay u.s. Farm Stays farm to fork farm vacation Farm Vacations farmer's markets farmhouse Farming Farms farmstay featured farm fiber Finding Farm Stays fishing Florida fruit gardens geese Georgia gifts glamping goat cheese goat milk goats goji grapes grass fed greenloons Hawaii Haycations heritage heritage breeds hiking historic homesteading honey spinning horseback vacation horses hunting Idaho Indiana jam making Kansas Kentucky kids knitting lard leaf peeping Lili Debarbieri livestock log cabins Louisiana Maine maple sugaring maple syrup Maryland meals to order Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana mother earth news natural foods Nevada new england new hampshire New Jersey New Mexico new york North Carolina Ohio orchard Oregon organic organic gardening ozarks Pacific Pennsylvania permaculture pets welcome photo essay photos pie pie crust pigs Pinterest quilting ranch ranch stay ranch vacation ranch vacations ranches Reading recipes renewable energy riding lessons romance seasonal self-prepared meals self-reliance sheep skiing sleigh ride snow snowmobiling snowshoeing soap making South South Carolina Southeast southwest spinning sugarhouse syrup teaching teaching farms teaching ranches Tennessee Texas tourism traditional foods trail riding travel u-pick USDA vacation rental vegetables Vermont video video essay vineyard Virginia Washington weaving weddings West Virginia wine winery Wisconsin workshops wwoof yurt
© 2010-2013 FARM STAY US LLC | P.O. Box 268, Alsea, OR 97324
Thank you to the following organizations for supporting Farm Stay U.S.