Early Bird Farm Greenhouse

Newfield, NY

In 2014, Early Bird Farm expanded to its current location in Newfield, NY. The new garden center had long been in the works beginning with the purchase of a greenhouse in Pennsylvania, which remained in storage for several years while the owners acquired permits for the development of the land. STREAM Collaborative worked with LBS Ecological Design to prepare a site plan, grading plan and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan to help secure the necessary permits from DEC. The 6 acre parcel inlcuded more than a half an acre of site development and the design solution incorporated best practices for stormwater management including a rainwater collection system for irrigation and bioretention areas.

The project includes a new 13,800 SF greenhouse facility, which is a significant expansion and new location for the popular Ithaca area grower. Early Bird Farm has been a family owned business since 1959 and they are the area’s largest commercial greenhouse offering a wide selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets.

  • DATE: 2015