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We’re lastly dwelling… — Lengthy Island CSA Farm Shares


Means again in 1994 we began farming on a rented piece of property on the North Fork of Lengthy Island, and have been leasing our farmland ever since.  Neither of us got here from farming households, in order first-generation farmers, we weren’t fortunate sufficient to inherit land or get in early on the acquisition earlier than actual property costs skyrocketed. 

A few decade in the past, we realized that the soil, air and water contamination on Lengthy Island was changing into more and more regarding, so we seemed past our Lengthy Island borders for a spot that might be cleaner to develop meals to feed our group. It needed to have good soil, a distant location with a clear surroundings, and be nicely throughout the native meals radius distance to our Lengthy Island members.  (A 400 mile radius is taken into account native, however we would have liked it to be below 175 miles.)

Our search lastly introduced us to this personal fertile valley in southern Vermont, nestled between the Connecticut River and and a small mountain vary. It was distant and pristine and the right place to place down roots for our farm and our household.  The river backside soil is superb, yielding a number of instances what we may develop on Lengthy Island’s sandy soils and it is without doubt one of the earliest identified agricultural websites alongside the Connecticut River.

We’re honored to be stewards of this magnificent property and to develop meals for our Lengthy Island members whereas constructing soil for future generations. 

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