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Copake, New York

ruralintelligence.com/food_section/food_articles_agriculture/empire_farm_and_farmon

We put a lot of stock in our commitment to farm-to-table living in our region. Of course we shop at farmers markets and have a CSA membership and always read the farm lists at the bottom of the restaurant menus. However, there is still a lot more we can do, things we don’t always consider, to support farmers and the industry that so defines the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. That’s where Tessa Edick comes in.

From her beautiful and historic Empire Farm in Copake, New York, Edick started the FarmOn! Foundation, which supports the small-scale local farming industry though political advocacy, major business partnerships, farmer trainings in modernized practices and perhaps most importantly, educational youth programing to help insure that the next generation sees the value in agriculture and, you know, farms on.

While the season may have shut down the outdoor classes and activities for now, FarmOn! is opening a holiday pop-up shop December 2-17 that will be filled with locally produced goods that support their cause and make for excellent gifts. The shop is also an excellent reason to just come see the bucolic farm and its newly restored 1810 farm house.

Click the link above to read the full article!

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