Keith's Farm, 2630 County Route 1, Westtown, NY (Orange County)
Co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.
Keith Stewart grows 13 acres of certified organic herbs and vegetables
which he markets
exclusively through the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan.
Relying on one marketing outlet as the sole source of farm revenue
has made Keith
very conscious of the sales dynamics there.
On this tour, he will describe his marketing strategy and how he
has made a 17 hour market day
schedule work year after year.
We will also learn about his organic vegetable production practices
and his apprentice labor force,
which he recruits through the Northeast Workers On Organic Farms (NEWOOF) and ATTRA programs.
Keith is the farm columnist for The Valley Table magazine.
The farm is located 15 miles southeast of Middletown, NY.
From Interstate 84, take exit 2 in New York for Mountain Rd./Greenville.
Make left onto Mountain Road (Route 35) and proceed to first light.
Make left at light onto Route 6 east.
Follow for approx. 1 mile, past sign for Pine Island/Warwick, and make right onto County Route 1.
Farm is approx. 1 mile down on left.
Please contact the Regional Farm & Food Project at (518) 271-0744
or firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Farm Tours) for more details or to reserve your place.
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