New Moon Farms
40 milking cows
When Chris and Sarah Ficken met as students at Cornell University, she was in her final semester and working all the time. “If I wasn’t at work or in class, I was in the library,” she recalls, “so Chris started hanging out with me in the library.” Today, the young farmers are equally busy working all the time, but in the very different venue of their 99-acre central New York farm. Along with caring for the herd of about 40 cows and running a small community-supported agriculture vegetable share program, the couple has two young daughters.