The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) and the Open Space Institute (OSI) collaborated on a project of truly historic significance to save the only remaining farmland in the Town and Village of New Paltz, NY. The farms front on Huguenot Street, notable for being the oldest, continuously inhabited street in America. These working farms are part of the national treasure of the Hudson River Valley, exemplifying what Congress designated as "the landscape that defined America."
The owners of two large, local, working farms—Jewett Farm and Huguenot Street Farm— sought to keep their lands in agricultural production by working with WVLT and OSI to place conservation easements on their properties. The two farms, which together total 180 acres, face onto Huguenot Street and protect almost a mile of riverbank on the Wallkill River.
The Jewett Farm Flower Nursery 1900's
Warren Jewett's farm is a 104-acre property currently growing hay and corn. Historically, the farm provided a large part of the dairy products for New Paltz and served as a cooperative depot for other local dairy farmers. It has been owned by the Jewett Family since 1911.
Huguenot Street Farm
Over 200 varieties of vegetables, fruits and cut flowers are grown on the Huguenot Street Farm’s 77 acres of fertile croplands by Ron and Kate Khosla, leaders in the sustainable organic farm movement. They run a 225+ share Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm and harvest and distribute more than two tons of food each week during the growing season.
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