Meekestead Farm LLC is a grower and direct marketer of fresh cut flowers and vegetables. The farm is located in the town of Champion, NY.
Ken Mix has been growing for markets since 1993. He has been at the current location on NYS Route 126 since 1999. Up until he retired from municipal planning in 2016 he was doing it part-time. He formed the Limited Liability Company in 2015 in anticipation of farming full-time.
The name of the farm comes from the original spelling of Ken’s last name. In the 1640’s, Thomas Meekes, one of the original settlers of New Haven Colony changed the spelling. Stead is an old English term meaning place, as in homestead or farmstead.