Category Archives: Farms and Farm Markets

A Family Farm in the Hamptons

When you think of the Hamptons, do you think of boldface names, private jets, multi-million-dollar mansions, and parties you’re not invited to? Think again. Off Route 27, there’s a whole ’nother side of the Hamptons. Drive slowly and you’ll see … Continue reading

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Honoring Farm Stands on the “Honor System”

The Berkshires of western Massachusetts—the region that includes Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey and Stockbridge—might be the prettiest area in the whole country. Only three hours from New York City, it has everything one could want in a weekend … Continue reading

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At This Exit: Gas, Food, Full-Service Garden Center

The Allen brothers have been farming since 1956, I learned Monday afternoon. I’d stopped for gas in Westminster, VT, just before heading home from Grafton down I-91. This was no ordinary Mobil station with mini-mart. Allen Bro’s Farms, just off … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise: Bringing a Farm Back to Life

I was up at Harmony Farm in Goshen, NY, again this past weekend—with Raquy Danziger and friends, who gather several times a year for percussion retreats and performances at the Empowerment Center on the property. Although the sunflowers are in … Continue reading

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Harmony Farm: Back in Business

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 … Continue reading

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Harmony Farm: One Year Later

Last August 30, I posted about Harmony Farm in Goshen, New York. I wrote that 50 area families go there every Tuesday and Saturday to pick up boxes and bags of just-picked produce. The farm manager, Matt Coombs, told me … Continue reading

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Westchester’s Own Farm Market

You don’t have to go to the Hamptons or Vermont for fresh, farm-raised vegetables, fruit and flowers. It’s all right here in suburban Southern Westchester, New York, at the busy intersection of Secor Road and Hartsdale Road. Just 40 minutes … Continue reading

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