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HYper local young farmer project = deserves attention

Posted: May 18 2012

This is a traveling exhibit about the young farmers of the Hudson Valley. Photos and narratives about how they succeeded. It is a hyper local WONDERFUL project that is directly working to change the local story about agriculture. What champions.

New Farmer Narrative Project Kickoff! 

Friday, May 18th, 4-7pm
Opening Reception @ Chatham Real Food Market Co-op
15 Church St., Chatham, NY
The reception celebrates the unveiling of the New Farmer Narrative Project’s Journey Into Farming exhibit, a traveling photo- and story-based display featuring 20 Columbia County farmers who have started farms in the last ten years.  At the kickoff event, the public will have the opportunity to meet some of the County’s new farmers while enjoying light food and beverages sourced from local farms.
Featured farms include Blue Star, Common Hands, Cool Whisper, Cowberry Crossing, Full Field, Hand Hollow, Lineage, New Leaf, Oakwood, Pigasso, Sol Flower, Sparrowbush, Tousey Winery, and Whole Hog Farm.
The Project is based on interviews and farm tours conducted by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, and will travel throughout the County this spring, summer and fall.  For more information and a full schedule of events: www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org/fep/newfarmer
Moving Exhibit
If you miss the kick-off, you can catch the exhibit at venues throughout Columbia County:
May 20th  – June 2nd: Chatham Public Library, Chatham, NY
June 3rd  – June 17th: Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Hillsdale, NY
June 18th – June 30th: New Lebanon Library, New Lebanon, NY
July 3rd – July 14th: Germantown Public Library, Germantown, NY
July 17th – July 28th: Greenhorns office, 624 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
July 30th – August 13th: Philmont Public Library, Philmont, NY
August 14th – August 25th: Kinderhook Memorial Library, Kinderhook, NY
Sept. 4th – Sept. 17th: North Chatham Free Library, North Chatham, NY

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