Wagon Wheel Farm
Wagon Wheel Farm is locally known as the Kozareski Farm. Chester and Victoria Kozareski operated the property as Dairy Farm until about 1970 when health codes changed and milk had to be transported by pipeline and tanker truck rather than in milk cans. Following this, the farm was leased as a horse boarding property, then remained idle for several years.
In 2015, Jason and Kristin Touw founded Wagon Wheel Farm and have vested a new foundation for the farm focusing on sustainably grown vegetables, hay, straw, corn and eggs. Jason has a family history in dairy farming and Kristin attended Miner Agricultural Institute at SUNY Plattsburgh. Both Jason and Kristin have Environmental Science degrees.
Joan Kozareski is the granddaughter of Chester and Victoria Kozareski, and continues to retain ownership of the farm today. Wagon Wheel Farm is a model of how landowners and farm tenant operators can work together to accomplish shared goals.