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Rama Farm Eco-Farmer

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Rama Farm

Why did you begin farming? As a young child I recognized that I was happiest when pulling weeds or picking backyard raspberries. This understanding inspired a life-long pursuit of back-to-the land self-sufficiency. Have you always been an eco-farmer, or did you make a change? If the definition of eco-farmer is one who works with nature […]

Mountain Meadows Farm Eco-Farmers

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Mountain Meadows Farm

Why did you begin farming? I love the land — hiking in West Virginia where I was born and raised, a World War II victory garden, fishing in Canada, and duck and goose hunting on a wheat farm in North Dakota. Have you always been an eco-farmer, or did you make a change? Yes. As […]

Godsell Farm Eco-Farmer

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Godsell Farm

Why did you begin farming? Our goal was and is to educate those interested in learning about farm life before technology took over and to promote the humane treatment of animals, all while making it a fun and enjoyable experience for all ages. A trip to the farm provides hands-on learning. We offer a hatchery […]

Quail Hill Farm/Peconic Land Trust Eco-Farmers

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Quail Hill Farm/Peconic Land Trust

Why did you begin farming? I lived for a decade in Love Lane Cottage and Studio, Mousehole, on the Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall, England. When I learned that the cliff meadows, located at the end of our lane, were considered part of “the earliest ground in Britain,” how could I refuse? Have you always been an […]

Apple Ridge Farm Eco-Farmers

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Apple Ridge Farm

Why did you begin farming? I started farming while in college to make a little extra money one summer and caught the bug. Have you always been an eco-farmer, or did you make a change? Yes, we’ve been farming sustainably since the beginning. What was the biggest hurdle you have overcome? The biggest hurdle has […]

Maple Hill Garden Eco-Farmer

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Maple Hill Garden

Have you always been an eco-farmer, or did you make a change? We have been operating our farm using strict organic methods since our farm’s inception three decades ago. Building soil organic matter has been very important to us, as well as sustainably improving our woodlot for wildlife habitat and maple sugaring. With the introduction […]