Main Street Farms

Main Street Farms

Posted by  //  May 29, 2024  //  Local Business

By Jaxyn Boyce

3320 NY-215, Cortland
(607) 218-2101

Located at 3320 NY-215, in Cortland, Main Street Farms began its operations in 2010. The Owner, Allen Gandelman, purchased the old Smith Gardens in Homer with plans to start a plant nursery and aquaponics farm. After pairing up with an old college roommate, Bobcat, they quickly expanded their business to the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in 2013 with only 12 families. Today, Main Street Farms has 20 workers plus farmers who work on 60 acres of land and feed up to 400 families through the CSA program.

In total, more than 40 vegetable crops are planted, as well as cannabis that is used to produce both CBD and THC products. All vegetables are sold at the farmer’s market in Ithaca, Syracuse, and Binghamton. Most of the CBD products are available for sale at local retail stores and online at The adult-use cannabis brands are Florist Farms, Blotter, and Tune. These brands are only available at legal NY dispensaries.

Being a first-generation group of farmers and friends means they are not a traditional farm but one built from the ground up. Their mission statement includes selling the best quality certified organic products. Regenerative farming is another significant goal, strongly pushing for biodiversity, water cycle improvement, and strengthening the resistance in the soil. However, Main Street Farms is most proud of the customer service they provide.

Equally, in the past, they have hosted farm tours to interested individuals. Anyone interested in joining Main Street Farms can buy a share through the CSA program to enjoy fresh veggies all season. For more information, their website is, or by calling (607) 218-2101.

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