Hello! We are Joey, Emily & Heidi Kwilos and we are the farmers of Kwilos Farms.
We are passionate about providing high quality, locally raised, farm products to our community. Our farm has been operating on 185+ acres of land (mostly rented) since 2011 proudly located in Evans, NY. We raise Angus- cross beef cattle and egg-laying hens, produce maple products, grow perennials and mums, grow hay, straw, corn and veggies and also make holiday wreaths and offer wreath making classes. We also source local provisions, pork and roasting chickens from wonderful businesses and a farm nearby.
Our Farm began with a single cow in 2007 and has slowly expanded from there! 2011 was the first year that Joey's 'hobby' farm became a small farming business. He began by selling maple syrup and a few cuts of meat in his parent's farm stand which evolved into us both selling at farm markets and now the three of us building up a Farm Shop in our garage with a full meat and maple line up and a 4 season CSA!
Joey and I were married in 2015 and welcomed Heidi into our world in 2017. We share our furniture with 2 old farm dogs and 1 sassy cat. Joey works part-time on a dairy farm and I have a small landscape design business and work part-time on a goat farm. In our free time, the three of us shoot recurve archery, enjoy walking at the nearby marina and love indulging in ice cream and gelato!
Thank you for supporting small, local farms! Be Happy, Be Kind! -Emily
Our Angus-cross beef cattle are raised on grass pasture, supplemented in winter with fermented clover baleage and finished with ground ear corn that we raise, dry and grind ourselves and also some locally raised feed. We also feed vitamins and minerals to promote our herd's immune system and overall health.
Our herd includes cross breeds of Black Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Simmental and Holstein. The cows have access to free-choice pasture for grazing and exercise about 360 days of the year. The only times we close the barn door are for severely cold weather and high winds in Winter.
About the Beef
About the Maple
As Winter turns to Spring each year, we begin to gather sap from maple trees and boil it down into a wonderful all natural sweetener that can be used as a cane sugar substitute in cooking and baking. By simply boiling Maple sap we are able to craft Maple Syrup, Maple Cream, Maple Candy and Maple Sugar in small batches with no additional ingredients.
Our Maple production currently includes 1500 taps on a closed vacuum tubing system, a 4' x 12' arch and a reverse osmosis machine. Visitors are welcome to take a hiking tour of our tubing woods and enjoy samples during the last 2 weekends of March annually.
We source our Yorkshire-cross pigs and Cornish-cross Broiler chickens from Gallman Farm in Brant, NY. They are nourished with a high quality, 100% locally grown and made feed and are never given any antibiotics or growth hormones.
Our Rhode Island Red egg-laying hens are raised in our barn's upstairs hay mow. They are fed locally grown and raised feed as well as treats of unsaleable produce, kitchen veggie scraps, weeds and spent sunflower seed heads. Our chickens lay brown eggs and which we collect and wash daily.