In Sanskrit, go = cows; pal = friend; Gopal Farm means "Friend of the Cows Farm".
Gopal Farm is founded by Nimai and Ashley. Located on the fertile flood plains of the Wallkill River, we have two farms in the Hudson Valley - a 75-acre Vegetable focused farm in the town of New Paltz, NY, and a 200-acre dairy and education farm in nearby Poughkeepsie, NY. We are dedicated to practicing agriculture in a way that heals and restores to health ancient seeds, our soil, our land, and our human and natural communities. We also have the largest farm on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the largest Coconut farm in the continental USA in Pine Island off the coast of Florirda as well as a Mango farm.
We are focused on growing heirloom Indian ethnic specialty vegetables, tropical fruits, spices, and Ayurvedic herbs many of them sourced from seeds harvested from different regions of India including from the foothills of the Himalayas. Our produce thus retains the distinctive aromas, flavors, and health attributes for which Indian herbs, vegetables, and spices are renowned worldwide. Thereby we hope to preserve many ancient varieties while they are becoming obsolete even in India.
From the summer of 2022, we will be producing Ethical milk products sourced from our herd of A2/A2 grass-fed dairy cows. Our raw milk is to be sold directly from the farm in Poughkeepsie NY, and the VAT pasteurized milk, yogurt, ghee, and other Ethical milk products are to be sold from our booth at Union Square Farmer’s Market as well as to our CSA members around the Northeast whom we deliver in our own refrigerated vehicles as by UPS. We sell our products to gourmet New York City restaurants. Cows are an integral part of our community.
We are researching and implementing ways to use their various byproducts in support of regenerative agriculture, utilizing concepts learned from ancient Indian Vedic texts for sustainable agriculture in crop production.