Engelbert Farms History
My forefathers came from Germany in 1848, and began our family farm
in Conklin, New York. Back then, the farm was considered the nicest operation between Elmira and Oneonta, and consisted of over 500 acres. At the start of the Civil War in 1860, the US government took the property by eminent domain, and my great-great grandfather, his brother, and their families ended up across the Susquehanna River, still in Conklin (the west side of the river had seceded and been renamed Kirkwood).
In 1911, the Lackawanna railroad purchased a majority of that farm to
expand their railyards, and Broome County purchased the rest for future
development. That led to the family’s relocation to Nichols, where we have
managed to remain ever since. An interesting side note, we are now the
closest dairy farm to the west of Binghamton along the Route 17 corridor, a
distance of 30 miles--every dairy farm east of ours along the river has been
sold for development or for gravel mining.
September 2011 Flood
Our farm was inundated with between 8 and 12 feet of water in and around all of our buildings. Once the water receded, we were left with ankle deep mud in, on and around everything. Our pastures closest to the creek are covered with two feet of mud, and the western parts of both fields next to the Wappasening Creek have between four and five feet of mud covering our fences.
Engelbert Farms, LLC is a true FAMILY FARM!
Certified Organic by Vermont Organic Farmers
ENGELBERT FARMS, LLC
Kevin and Lisa Engelbert & Family
182 Sunnyside Road
Nichols, NY 13812
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Our Farm Store is in the historic Creamery building at 263 W River Rd, Nichols, NY.
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