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A bright day despite the overcast

The gloomy skies didn’t deter more than 500 people from heading for Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Somers on Sept. 8 to attend the Family Farm Festival co-sponsored by the Westchester Land Trust (WLT) and the Somers Land Trust.

Family Farm Festival planned

Westchester Land Trust and Somers Land Trust plan to co-host a Family Farm Festival at Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Somers. It’s scheduled for Sept. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. The rain date is Sept. 9, also from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. 

Stuart’s Fruit Farm permanently protected from future development

The conservation easement ends the development rights on the farm, ensuring the land will remain available for agricultural use in the future.

Westchester Land Trust to preserve 24 acres near Yorktown’s Turkey Mountain

The 24-acre parcel will help create a 550-acre contiguous corridor of permanently protected forest and wetland in northern Westchester.

Westchester County gives $400,000 to Stuart’s Fruit Farm conservation

Almost $3 million in public and private funds will be utilized for a conservation easement on the 172-acre northern Westchester farm.

Western Land Trust completes 200th easement

The latest easement brings the total of the land protected by WLT through conservation easements to 5,380 acres. 

Westchester farm receives $1.8 million state grant

Westchester Land Trust received the grant to preserve Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Granite Springs as part of the Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program.

Otter Creek Preserve in hands of Westchester Land Trust

A 35-acre wetland in the village of Mamaroneck has been acquired by the Westchester Land Trust for permanent conservation.

Westchester Land Trust acquires Putnam County land

The piece of land in Putnam Valley is connected to the Peekskill and Cortlandt drinking water supply.

Farmers make a comeback in Westchester

Community supported agriculture provides farmers with opportunities to bring locally grown produce back to Westchester County.