Shelterbelt Farm is the pride and joy of the Frenay/Modisher family: Craig, Erica and their children Rowan and Phoenix. Started on a nearby property as a homestead in 2005, 2010 was our first year of operation as a farm. We’re located in the scenic rolling hills of Caroline, NY, in the Finger Lakes region just southeast of Ithaca. The farm is home to three generations of Modishers, and cattle, sheep, chickens, geese, bees, fruit trees, and vegetables.

We farm because we are passionate about regenerating the health of community and our land, by building soil and plant diversity, providing a low-stress, happy life for our animals, and producing nourishing pasture-raised meats. We believe that all-natural production practices, great taste and quality, and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand.

In our “spare” time, Craig applies his net-zero building design and construction skills at STREAM Collaborative architecture, and Erica supports beginning farmers via the Cornell Small Farms Program.

Shelterbelt Farm is located in Caroline, NY, about 9 miles southeast of Ithaca. Our farm is on Creamery Road, which begins just across from the Caroline Town Hall, in Slaterville Springs, off Rte 79. Creamery Road is short; less than two miles long. Our official address is 200 Creamery Road, and you can most easily find us at the 90 degree bend in the road. Our driveway is immediately downhill from that turn.

Call Craig and Erica at 607-342-3771 or email us at info@shelterbeltfarm.com.

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  1. A very interesting article in the Sept. issue of the old mill. It appears that the “acidified FDA” almost stopped the process. Congrats on yours sucess.

    I was especially interested in the start ups to farming as owner of Larchwood Farms, now for sale. (We got old) We have had nearly 3 dozen prospective buyers with a combination of residence/business interests but those with an ideal vision such as yours are either without resources or are fearful of the process. We continue to list the farm and hope a family will come along and enjoy family farming as we did for over 30 years.

    Thanks for the article, Paul


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