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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a 6 acre permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different plants for our community!  We're excited to share what we do with you!


Spring Plant Sale - Saturday AND SUNDAY April 8th and 9th 10am to 4pm!

Sean Dembrosky

NOTICE!  We're extending the sale to both Saturday AND SUNDAY APRIL 9th 10am to 4pm!!!

Welcome back spring by planting hardy, well adapted, beautiful, edible/medicinal/soil building perennial plants!!!  What better way to start the growing season than to get long lived allies settled into your home landscape!

Edible Acres is excited to host our first of the season plant sale this upcoming Saturday, April 8th from 10am to 4pm and SUNDAY APRIL 9th 10am to 4pm!!!

You'll find a very diverse selection of perennial permaculture plants that can fill in all layers of the food forest guild.  Take a wander around the nursery and see food forest concepts 8 years in the making.  Ask questions and share ideas and challenges about your site, we'll try to offer suggestions and solutions that may be helpful.

From the tiny ground covers to the tallest trees, we've got plants that can almost certainly fit in well with your site and your hopes.

We'll also have shiitake mushroom logs, garden infrastructure support materials and more!

9408 Congress Street Extension, Trumansburg

Easy carpool organizing website - PLEASE try to carpool to this, its so much easier than you think to offer or catch a ride...

We'll plan to offer hopefully two more (or more?) bare root plant sales this spring, and then a number of potted plant sales as the season warms.  Hoping to see you this upcoming Saturday or Sunday and throughout the season!

Winter Garden Design and Development - Sat Dec. 10th 10-12pm

Sean Dembrosky

Edible Acres will be hosting a workshop Saturday, December 10th from 10am to 12pm to get deep into winter gardening...  Winter gardening!?  YES!  You can do a tremendous amount this time of year to build raised beds, build soil health, enhance water movement and retention and set things up for a much more productive spring season.  In this two hour session we will talk about and look at the following concepts in action...

  • Hugelkulture - Making beautiful raised beds with wood and soil

  • Biochar - Converting twigs, sticks and debris into super soils

  • Water in the landscape - Hand dug ponds, swales, ditches...

  • Sheet mulching - Using free resources to reduce weeds and build soils

  • Soil life building - Techniques for building super soils

  • Protection and Defense - Ideas and strategies for deflecting / defending from animals

  • Cover Cropping - Saving seed and keeping soil covered and alive

We certainly will touch on other ideas as well during this in-depth walking tour.  Depending on numbers of people and weather conditions we may be able to do some hands on bed building / transplanting / mulching as well.  The goal will be for people to leave feeling ready and empowered to move their vision forward this winter so the possibilities for the 2017 growing season can expand!

We will finish the session with hot tea (we're planning for both home grown herbal tea as well as deeply nourishing hickory and maple syrup brew) and home made cookies and a chance to chat and share ideas.  Please check weather conditions before you come and dress appropriately for 2 hours of walking and exploring outdoors.

Pre-Registration is required as we have limited space for this...  Sliding scale available, you decide what you pay...

Register Here

Carpooling is incredibly important.  Here is a link that makes it super super easy... - Please use this link and offer a carpool or join one.  There will be an email reminder before the event.  Full cars will be offered plant credit or another gift as a thank you for doing whats right!

Grow Where You Live - Sunday Sept 25th 10am to 1pm

Sean Dembrosky

Please join us for a 3 hour in-depth tour and training session focused on growing a tremendous amount of food on a small amount of land.  This will take place at "Edible Acres Too", our private residence and home at 1175 Ellis Hollow road just a few miles east of downtown Ithaca (details and parking instructions provided to registrants via email)

We've been establishing intensive garden production spaces, high tunnels and other season extension tools, a chicken yard for fresh eggs and much more for just three years on this property and are excited to share with you our process.  The goal of this session will be to help you feel very empowered and equipped to take our low cost, low tech, and easy to implement techniques home with you for your own tiny backyard or chunk of land.

We will cover:
- Establishing and refining deep, fertile, beautiful raised beds that cost little to nothing to build
- Our 25 chicken operation that uses food scraps and waste grain and generates massive amounts of compost
- Our high tunnel, cold frames and bed hoops for deep season extension
- Basic techniques for saving seed and propagating
- How to maximize production of food in small spaces
- Design and use of rain water collection for 100% of garden and chicken needs (even in drought!)
- Human scale techniques for building huge amounts of organic matter and rich soils
- and a whole lot more!

This workshop costs $50 and includes an incredible home cooked meal made almost entirely from foods and herbs from our gardens to celebrate what it means to grow where you live!  People on fixed income, food stamps and/or medicaid pay sliding scale $20-$40, or contact to explain why you need to come for free or for barter and we'll be happy to work it out with you... Please don't feel too shy to ask!

SORRY, WE'RE ALL FULL...  Please check out our future events and be sure to register early since we've been filling up!

Space is limited so register early.  
Carpooling is incredibly important.  We expect everyone who registers to at least try to carpool.  Gas is no joke!  Please use this link to make it very easy...

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop - Sunday August 7th 12pm to 3pm

Sean Dembrosky

What a summer!  Historic drought, soil baked and dry, very challenging.  Now, finally, some rains are coming, but they aren't enough to soak deeply back in yet.  Unless you have rain collection involved in your landscape to absorb and distribute...

Here at Edible Acres, we're proud to be committed to running the farm exclusively on rain water.  That's right, we haven't touched a well in 8 years of home gardening, nursery and propagation work, and expanding production over multiple acres!

If a nursery business can depend on rain water as its sole operating model, you can absolutely have it help supplement or even replace your well or city water demands for your gardening.

Lets show you how!

Come out to Edible Acres this upcoming Sunday, August 7th, from 12pm to 3pm for an in-depth tour and discussion on all the various low cost, low tech, easy to replicate and source solutions in play.  

We'll cover:
- Basic concepts of placement of containers
- Where to look and source 55gal drums as well as 275IBC totes
- Components and fittings / connectors / hoses and how to find them for very low cost
- Techniques for designing thoughtful overflow systems to send bonus water into the landscape
- Ways to connect multiple containers in series for huge storage
- Farming techniques that compliment the realities of turbulent growing seasons
- I'm sure much more!

COST: $20 to $30 sliding scale.  Limited spaces available so register in advance:


Email me with any questions:

PLEASE CARPOOL... PLEASE PLEASE!  Here is an incredibly easy way to do it - You come with 3 or more people in your car, you get a FREE PLANT! (Black Currant, Burr Oak, Chestnut, Serviceberry and more to choose from)

Summer Blow-Out Sale! - this Saturday July 2nd 10am to 4pm

Sean Dembrosky

This Saturday, 10am to 4pm, Edible Acres will be having a summer blowout sale on all potted plants.  We've got a great selection of all 7 layers of resilient and tasty food forests looking to find their forever homes.  The more you plants you buy the more free plants you get!

We've had a hot and dry summer so far and these plants are really ready to get into their final homes.  We've been planting tons of potted plants out and can share tips and techniques on how to get amazing results with them during this dry time.  These plants will thrive once they are in the ground!  Also available are shiitake mushroom logs and more.  Come on out and see us this Saturday!

Edible Acres address is:
9408 Congress Street Extension
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Carpool with friends or new friends and get free plants! (let us know when you arrive that you carpooled)

You can get a sense of what is available when you come from this video (3 minutes or so):

Sunday Plant Sale - 10am to 4pm

Sean Dembrosky

This Sunday - May 29th - 10am to 4pm
9408 Congress Street Extension, Trumansburg

Edible Acres open house and plant sale!  We went large in potting up lots of great plants this spring and still have a wide selection of all the layers of a perennial food forest.  Low ground covers up to canopy trees and everything in between.  All super hardy, perennial, useful, and ready to go home with you to add beauty and resiliency to your land!

Come on out to see mid-spring in full swing at our 6 acre permaculture food forest nursery!  Take a wander through the woods, see the new projects happening including the first sketches of what will become a 'U-Pick / U-Plant' orchard-nursery in the near future.  Exciting things happening! 

Carpooling strongly encouraged!

Western Sand Cherry in full flower!

Western Sand Cherry in full flower!

Good King Henry (perennial spinach) getting ready to be lunch.

Good King Henry (perennial spinach) getting ready to be lunch.

Beautiful little clove currant flowers blooming.

Beautiful little clove currant flowers blooming.

Plant Sale - Saturday May 7th 10am to 4pm

Sean Dembrosky

Come on out for our spring plant sale!  
This Saturday May 7th from 10am until 4pm.
9408 Congress Street Extension, Trumansburg

 See tons of beautiful early season perennial veggies, herbs and plants waking up and looking beautiful.  Wander around Edible Acres and see our future U-Pick minor fruit orchard getting started, the gardens evolving and expanding and tons and tons of potted plants available.   Lots of U-Pick shiitake mushrooms fruiting and ready to eat, not to mention our beautiful shiitake mushroom logs for you to bring home and grow your own!  Literally all the layers of a food forest are available for you to plant where you live!

We'll also have our last chance sales of bare root trees on Saturday...  Carpathian Walnut, Heartnut, Hybrid Chestnut, Schuttes White Oak, American Plum, Blue False Indigo Bush, White Pine... All available in numbers and discounted because they haven't been potted yet...  Photos below...

Beautiful American Plum seedlings ready to be planted out with minimal fuss.

Locally sourced heartnut seedlings with massive roots ready for the big world!

People are STRONGLY encouraged to carpool to this and all Edible Acres events.  We have limited parking and it's soooo important to be thoughtful on how we use fuel!  Follow this link to make it easy as pie...

Check out a walking tour of what you can find on Saturday...

First Spring Plant Sale - Sat. April 2nd

Sean Dembrosky

Plant Sale and Open House
Saturday April 2nd from 10am to 4pm

at Edible Acres - 9408 Congress Street Ext, Trumansburg

Welcome spring with a walk around your local permaculture nursery!  See a wide range of hearty perennial vegetables peeking out of the soil to greet the season.  Nibble on delicious, nutrient dense spring greens and see what a high density, high diversity food forest looks like at a time of year when annual gardening is barely waking up.

We'll have a huge array of plants available in bare root form, lower cost than later in the season when things are potted up.  It's a great chance to pick up a bunch of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, and so much more to fill your food forest with resilient goodies.  

You can buy things in advance to reserve them, and pick them up that day, or come and wander and see what amazing things can fit with your land and goals.

Do you know some/all the things you want already?  Want to save 10% when you come on Saturday?!  Email a 'wishlist', and let me know what time you are planning to arrive and your plants will be ready, waiting, and at a discount for making life easier for me!!!  I will respond to your email with a quote including discount so you know how much to expect to pay...

For example:
3 Persimmons seedlings
5 Chestnuts
4 Sea Kale

Email me before Friday to get your plants readied and discounted!

Also, STRONGLY encourage folks to check out This Very Easy Way to Organize Carpooling.  If you carpool with 3 or more people, let me know when you arrive and you'll get a free gift of something planty and good!

Mark your calendars and plan to come out for a unique nursery experience!


Mushroom Inoculation Workshop March 27th...

Sean Dembrosky

Interested in growing Shiitake mushrooms at home?  Come out to Edible Acres Sunday, March 27th from 12pm to 3pm for complete, hands on training!  You'll come home with your own Shiitake log ($20 value) as well as a burlap bag filled with Wine Cap inoculant ($10 value).  

You'll see the 'professional' style most commercial log growers use, and learn how to use all the tools and steps involved.   You'll also see very low cost, low tech systems like totem inoculation that you can do at home without anything but a chainsaw (or even a hand saw!).  You'll come away with all the information you need to start growing mushrooms for you and your loved ones!  All for $40 (sliding scale available, if this is too much, please contact us to figure out a rate that works)  

Pre-registration is required and we have to cap participants at 15 so everyone can engage fully...

Register - ( $40 )

Carpooling is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!  Cars with 3 or more participants get FREE STUFF!!!  Use this link to make it super easy to offer a ride or get a ride

Wine Cap spawn growing like crazy on burlap and woodchips, ready to leap into your garden soil!

Totem Inoculation of Lions Mane on Big Tooth Aspen.  Low tech, easy to do at home method for growing a variety of mushrooms

Edible Acres Gift Cards

Sean Dembrosky

Great last minute gift... 
Do you have loved ones who enjoy eating food?  
Perhaps they even enjoy growing their own super healthy food in their own backyard?  
Do you like the idea of supporting a local business that uses recycled and repurposed materials, beyond organic practices and strives to get as many long lived hardy, edible plants into the community as possible?  

Heres an idea... Get your loved ones gift certificates to Edible Acres!  Treat them to the gift of growing their own hardy, useful, edible, perennial plants or mushroom logs.  Or maybe they'll want to use the card to get design or consultation services on their site!  They can redeem it as they please, and your investment goes directly to a tiny, local business operating on a shoe string.  Win WIN!


Support your local permaculture nursery and get a gift that can truly keep on giving!

You can buy through the website, or feel free to call 607.342.4953 or email today to make arrangements that work for you!

Unique, beautiful gift cards hand made by Sasha!  Each one hand made.

Unique, beautiful gift cards hand made by Sasha!  Each one hand made.

Hand made and ready for you to fill out with your details!

Hand made and ready for you to fill out with your details!

Thanks so much for your interest in what we do!  Happy Holidays and happy planting!