NYFC Takes a Step in Protecting Working Farmland with Land Access Innovations Training

Representatives from over twenty land trusts listened as Equity Trust and other mentors, along with Jen Smith – the farmer and owner at Crimson and Clover CSA – talked about their land access innovations. “Forty years of farmland conservation, and we are watching it unravel before our eyes.” That was the warning that John Halsey, president of Long Island’s Peconic Land Trust, delivered to a room full of conservation professionals... Read More

Welcome to our newest affiliate: Young Farmer Nights of Rhode Island + SE Mass

Photo courtesy of youngfarmernight.com Meet our newest NYFC affiliate– Young Farmer Nights of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts! Young Farmer Nights (YFN) was formed to build a community of young farmers, farm interns, and folks interested in food/farming in the southern New England area.  YFN organizes every event with an educational component, but the organization’s main goal is to create friendships that lead to real and... Read More

Young Farmer Nights Brings Together Farmers from Southeastern New England

A typical Young Farmer Nights tour.Photo courtesy of YFN web site. We are excited to welcome Young Farmer Nights of Rhode Island / Southeastern Massachusetts to our all-star directory of young and beginning farmer groups!  YFN began as informal on-farm gatherings of like-minded folks and is now beginning its fourth season this year. The idea behind the Young Farmer Nights is to build a community of young farmers, farm interns, and folks interested... Read More

Introducing NYFC’s Newest Advisory Committee Members – Tess Brown-Lavoie

This past month NYFC welcomed three new members to its advisory committee.  We are excited to be working with these extremely accomplished farmers and advocates who bring with them a diverse range of experiences and skills!  In order to better acquaint them with the NYFC community, we will be posting a quick introduction of each over the upcoming week.  The first new board member is Tess Brown-Lavoie.  Tess is a first generation urban farmer... Read More