About Clean Slate Farm

Located in the southern hills of central New York we are a small, actually very tiny, farm. We grow organic produce, have a few chickens, two dogs, and two cats. 


Clean Slate Farm began in spirit 45 years ago and in reality in 2009 when we moved to find a more peaceful lifestyle, bringing our horse Tess along with us. Dave trained at The Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 2004. He has worked in fine dining either in the kitchen or managing restaurants since. Joanne was the Director of the WISE Women’s Business Center in Syracuse for ten years helping women start and grow their businesses. Prior to that, both owned and operated an international Marketing and Design firm. We always gravitated to food with clients like The Stilton Cheesemakers Association, Parmigiano Reggiano, and The Culinary Institute of America. 


At Clean Slate Farm we eat with an eye toward fresh foods and grow a wide selection of tomatoes, peppers, garlic, beans, lettuce, and other greens. Herbs are a growing part of our organic gardens. And there are always the honey bees who provide us with incredibly sweet honey every year.


This love of wonderful ingredients led us to start the Clean Slate Farm line of blended balsamic vinegar in four flavors, our signature spice blend, and with the beeswax as a base, a hand cream that soothes even the roughest of dried hands after a day in the gardens.

Our love of great, fresh, and flavorful food extends to sharing our discoveries and hand-made products with people like you. Enjoy our creations and eat healthy!

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