We recently completed CLC’s 50th match in the Farmer Landowner Match program when a Germantown landowner located a farmer to take over the operation of his vineyard. Since the Match program’s inception in early 2009, two thousand acres of land have been put into or maintained in agricultural production. The matches include just about every kind of farming one can find in the Hudson Valley: meat, dairy, vegetable, fiber, fruit, cider, cut flowers, grapes, hops, etc. CLC’s Match program has been greatly successful in helping farmers access farmland, promoting new and young businesses, protecting critical soils and natural resources, and supporting our community’s farming heritage. CLC partners with the Dutchess Land Conservancy and the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network.
To learn more about this initiative, please visit our website or contact Marissa Codey, 518 392 5252, ext. 211.
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