Empty Pockets Ranch, located in upstate New York, has a rich history dating back to the late 1760’s . The original owners were the first settlers of Lawyersville. Incredibly, the farm was part of a land grant from the Queen of England. The farm was a working dairy farm for most of it’s existence, and is still also referred to as ” The Johnson’s Farm.”  The Johnson’s lived and worked the farm for over 30 years and was a “Dairy of Distinction,” which is quite the honor.  Betty Johnson’s peonies still grow in front of the house. The farm changed hands several times over the years and had remained vacant for several years before we found the farm in June of 2019. We started as a working dairy  sheep farm, and have evolved over the years to become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Today, the ranch is known for our sheep milk soap and bath products, our infamous fresh chicken pot pies, our U-Pick sunflower fields, farm shoppe,  U- Pick pumpkins, self contained RV site, as well as a variety on on going education and farm tours we provide.  We are very humbled to be a part of this farms rich history, and are proud to be a truly family operated farm.  The legacy of Empty Pockets Ranch lives on through its continued operation as a working ranch, as well as its role as a beloved destination for visitors from around the world. 

We hope that our legacy here continues with our children, who are a vital part of our operation. You will find that your experience here is truly one where you will feel not only like family, but a part of our farm. You will find our kids helping customers in the flowers, talking about the animals, or checking out customers in the farm shoppe. We strive to be a place where generations of family can come and visit to create lasting memories, and give each and every customer a truly unique experience.