On Tuesday, June 3rd community members are invited to attend a county-wide meeting that is being held at the Putnam County Country Club from 7:00 – 8:30 pm to officially launch Keep Putnam Farming.
Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Putnam County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board are partnering with Glynwood to gain a better understanding of existing agricultural conditions in Putnam County in an effort to create greater awareness of available local agricultural products and services and make them available to all residents.
Community members will be participating in all Keep Putnam Farming activities, especially in the gathering of data and community discussions. These findings will be used to identify the most appropriate strategies to protect and enhance the economic viability Putnam’s valuable agricultural resources.
Noting the growth of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs and the many farm-to-table initiatives throughout Putnam, County Executive MaryEllen Odell is looking forward to partnering with Glynwood and to including the public in this educational outreach.
“’Keep Putnam Farming’ could not come at a better time for us,” said Odell. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Glynwood, especially as we move forward with the restoration of and rejuvenation at Tilly Foster Farm. Since it is now known that the over-processing of our foods has a detrimental impact on our health, farming within Putnam, going back to our county’s agricultural roots, can and should be a priority for all of us.”
Lauri Taylor, Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District notes that agriculture is a business that needs to be recognized and supported throughout Putnam County and the Hudson Valley.
Virginia Kasinki, Director Community Based Programs notes that Glynwood is pleased to be expanding our mission in our home County. Glynwood is an agricultural nonprofit organization in Cold Spring, NY with a mission to ensure that farming thrives in the Hudson Valley.
For more information contact:
Lauri Taylor Virginia Kasinki
Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District Glynwood
845-878-7918 845-265-3338, Ext. 125