At the Ready by Angelo Marcialis

About Chester Agricultural Center

Chester Agricultural Center In 2014, a group of like-minded people came together with the mission to build an innovative model of organic farming. They started the Chester Agricultural Center with the goal of preserving Chester’s black dirt, converting it to organic growing practices, and providing affordable long-term leases to beginning-level farmers. In 2017 the CAC…

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Choy Division

We are a half acre diversified vegetable farm, with a focus on growing East Asian heritage crops using regenerative agricultural techniques. This means that our farming decisions are made with soil biodiversity and ecosystem health as a primary factor, not just productivity. Choy Division www.choydivision.com Instagram page opens in new window

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Gilded Farms

Farmer Brandon Horton was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. After attending culinary school and spending years in the New York City restaurant industry, Brandon completed a multi-year apprenticeship with a highly knowledgeable vegetable farmer just 30 miles from where he was raised. He then combined his existing love of the outdoors and food,…

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The Grandpa Farm

We have been working the land in Chester since the day we migrated from Puebla 15 years ago. In our beginnings, we worked as laborer for other vegetable ranches, while little by little we were building our dream of having our own ranch. 15 years ago it was a very distant dream, not only because…

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Field & Larder

At Field & Larder we grow everything at a human scale. Crops are cultivated and harvested by hand at frequent intervals so that our produce has the texture, appearance, and – most importantly – the flavor that our customers desire. We use organic farming practices and minimize the use of any synthetic inputs. We also…

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Dig Acres

To better understand where our food comes from and how it’s grown, we leased a 12-acre farm in Orange County, New York. (In the vein of walking the talk, our resident farmer Larry Tse rocks an amazing beet tattoo.) Through a fortunate twist of geological fate, our farm lies on some of North America’s most…

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Sun Sprout Farm

Sun Sprout Farm grows a large variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits, cut flowers and plant-starts for customers in New York City, New York State, northern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut. We are located in Chester, NY on New York’s famous and historic black dirt. Our products are available at summer and winter farmers’ markets and…

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Rise & Root Farm

Rise & Root Farm is a 3-acre vegetable farm at the Chester Agricultural Center. We plan to grow our operation to 25 acres over the next few years. We are run cooperatively by an all-star team of four veteran urban farmers and community activists: Lorrie Clevenger, Jane Hodge, Karen Washington, and Michaela Hayes. Based in…

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