Harmony Farm: Back in Business

Farm intern Jess Wolf offers produce to CSA members on Saturday mornings.

Last August, I sadly reported that Harmony Farm had gone to seed.

This year, it’s coming back to life. This 3-acre CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture site) in Goshen, NY, about two hours from mid-Manhattan, began in 1993 as a project of the Highbridge Community Life Center, a Bronx-based organization devoted to building assets for community change, such as the retreat center on this property where low-income families can relax and renew. Right now, the farm is not in the pristine condition it was in 2010, but they’re working hard to bring it up to full potential.

Here are some of the vegetables we were able to cook with and enjoy last weekend:

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According to new Harmony Farmer Julie Vanderlee, former garden coordinator at Purchase College, SUNY, “We’re getting closer to fulfilling the dream of creating a model working farm that relies solely on organic and sustainable practices.” Three more acres are slated for development and production in the coming years. “We hope to increase crop production and bring an even greater diversity of foods, herbal medicines, and other farm-fresh offerings to local families,” she says.

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Graphic designer, writer, and gardener Ellen Shapiro is based in Irvington, New York. A frequent contributor to design blogs and magazines including Print, Imprint, Salon.com, Communication Arts, and Etapes, she writes about trends, issues and personalities in design, illustration, photography, and visual culture around the world.
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1 Response to Harmony Farm: Back in Business

  1. Disappointed share holder says:

    Harmony Farms is struggling. The shares are not even. If you look at the above board small and large shares are not really any different. What a shame! It used to be a wonderful place. The produce this year is not what it has been in the past. Sad to say we will probably look elsewhere next year for our CSA share.

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