About the Foundation

Cabbage Hill Farm Foundation
Cabbage Hill Farm Foundation is a non-profit organization.

Our Mission:

Cabbage Hill Farm Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sustainable agriculture, endangered breeds of historic farm animals and the small farm. We are dedicated to increasing awareness of sustainable and organic agriculture and aquaponics through outstanding educational models and programs tested and implemented on small working farms. We care about young farmers, BiPoc farmers, US Military Veterans who farm, rural farmers who have been traditionally disadvantaged or left out of mainstream farm bills and support systems and their 501c3 advocates. We also focus on environmental groups that address farm issues and promote healthy food systems and sustainable communities.

Our Legacy:

Under Nancy Kohlberg’s leadership, Cabbage Hill Farm Foundation pioneered and sustained a working farm showcasing the foundation’s mission from 1997-2023. In consultation with the American Livestock Breeds Foundation, the farm maintained a program that included:

Devon Cattle

Old-fashioned Devon cattle are perfect for finishing high quality beef on grass alone. The flavor and tenderness of Devon beef is unparalled. Cabbage Hill beef is grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic free. It is humanely handled and slaughtered, and grazed on conservation land.

Old-Fashioned Pork

Old-fashioned breeds, like Berkshire and Large Black, and traditional methods for rearing these rare swine are reflected in the delicious, unrivaled taste of our pork. Animals are free-ranging, allowed to root, and not fed any hormones, antibiotics or commercial feeds.

Pasture-Raised Lamb

Shetland Sheep may be famous for their exquisite wool, but this primitive breed’s meat is a delicacy as well. Extremely hearty animals, Shetland Sheep thrive on grazing and organic grains.


The aquaponic greenhouse can produce high quality greens and fish year round.
Aquaponics is the practice of using nitrogen rich water that fish are reared in to grow vegetables.  The aquaponics system is a closed system that uses very little water and land to yield a high amount of protein and vegetables.  Fish can include Tilapia, Sunshine Bass, and Rainbow trout.

Sustainably-Grown Produce

Vegetables can also grow in raised beds, fields, and hoop houses using local organic compost, without using any pesticides or genetically modified seeds.

Heritage Poultry

Pasturing poultry helps keep the harmful insect population at bay and ensures a traditional flavor not found in commercial birds. Naturally bred Narragansett, Bourbon Red, Maran chickens, Shetland geese and ducks are good candidates.