Northeast Farm Access, LLC, is glad to welcome Michelle Hughes as its Program Coordinator, with oversight of both the Copake and Chester Agricultural Center projects in New York State. Michelle Hughes has been creating programs that increase knowledge, collaboration and equity across all levels of the food system for nearly 15 years….
The Copake Agricultural Center is up and running! We are thrilled to have achieved the purchase of the town center farmland and two neighboring houses for our farmer families. Because a big part of the success of the project is the people, for May’s blog entry, we’re highlighting the Copake Agricultural Center farms and farmers….
There have been a few articles published about NEFA recently that we wanted to share:
A New Model for Saving Farmland, John Townes, Hill Country Observer, April 2014
Farm Project Finds Common Ground, Diane Valden, Columbia Paper, March 7, 2014
Copake to Get New Agricultural Center, John Mason, Register Star, December 26, 2013
Farmers Lining Up for Copake Ag Center, David Lee, Register Star, November 5, 2013
Project Seeks to Up Access to Farming in Copake Center, John Mason, Register Star, August 31, 2013
Northeast Farm Access was formed to foster sustainable agriculture and increase access to good local food in the Northeast. There is also a critical need for new and beginning farmers to have the opportunity to access funding for land in ways that build equity….