Brook Farm Project
Founded in 2004, Brook Farm Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit sustainable farm located 2-1/2 miles west of New Paltz at the foot of the world-famous Shawangunk Ridge. On our 20-acre farm, we raise mixed vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, laying hens, and other livestock during the 2013 season. We market our farm goods and value-added products through our growing vegetable CSA, a local farm market, regional festivals, and a farm stand. We strive to create a farm that is community-based, inter-generational, human-powered (although we still use trucks and tractors), focused on experiential learning and self-development, innovative and ever more sustainable, full of joyful work and infused with the arts, especially music. As a working farm, we demonstrate the value of an agricultural landscape that contributes to the rural character, historic charm, and economic base of the region.
Our Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture – Brook Farm Project has signed NOFA-NY’s Farmer’s Pledge, our guarantee that our farming practices are sustainable. We incorporate progressive practices such as no-till raised bed vegetable cultivation, crop rotation, cover-cropping, composting and drip irrigation, all while supporting the health of our members and buyers, our farmers, and the environment.
Our Educational Mission – As part of our educational mission, we offer a site for field trips, and tours, and other activities that promote the teaching of sustainable agriculture. We explore the ecological, agronomic, social, and economic impacts of sustainable agricultural practices, while educating the public about the value of local food systems and environmentally-sound farming practices.
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See our 2013 Newsletter page for exciting updates from the farm!