About our Farm
A*GRON*O*MY (noun) the science and technology of producing and using plants for food.
A scientist and an engineer, Corey and Marissa O’Connor have spent the past 15 years working for large corporations. Their dream of opening a farm and vineyard is the result of their interest in science and technology but is also fueled by their desire to expand on the “cube” and corporate life and take a more hands on approach to what it means to work. The idea came about as a result of their desire to make quality craft goods on their own property and to create a place where people could have an experience bringing nature, friends, and high quality handcrafted goods together. Agronomy Farm Vineyard was established as an idea on their honeymoon in 2011 in Tahiti but would not come to fruition until they purchased the property in Oakham in 2013. The 1.65 acre vineyard was planted in May of 2014 with half of the vines a red varietal, Marquette and the other half a white varietal called Cayuga. After establishing the vineyard, the couple is moving forward with winery design and plan to open a small tasting room on site sometime in 2018.
Having a full commercial maple syrup production facility aligned perfectly with the vision of Agronomy Farm Vineyard and the couple quickly began making 100% pure maple syrup from 33 acres of forest on the property in early 2014. The second vintage is released for sale starting in the spring of 2015. Each gallon of our maple syrup is created by boiling down 40-50 gallons of sap collected from the Agronomy Farm property's sugar maples early each spring. The result is sweet goodness. Click on MAPLE SYRUP to purchase some of your own.