Save Joe the Growers Farm Now!
I am a small farmer in the Hudson Valley New York. During Hurricane Irene, Super Storms Sandy and Lee, and the recent snowstorms of 2014 my farm was devastated! I not only lost all my greenhouses but I was forced to move my animals to another farm as well. I lost everything I had worked so tirelessly to build for the last 18 years.
Ever since the morning of Hurricane Irene, and the loss of my father, that very same morning, the road to recovery has been very difficult. I lost no power for 14 days; yet, despite this the state of NY and US government have done nothing to help me. In spite of all of this I kept moving forward with the little bit of crop I was left with.
Just when I thought I was getting back on my feet I was hit with Super Storm Sandy and the recent heavy snow. I lost the last of my greenhouses.
I just want to create a place for the community to come and have a good, locally grown product raised right here by a local farmer who has dedicated his heart to giving people what they deserve.
My customers vary from local folks to weekenders from NYC. Please donate to help keep my dream alive and come by for a visit to my farm at 1127 Route 216 in Poughquag, NY.
BBQ, music, hay rides, kids activities, crafts, local vendors, and tag sale!
Thank You to the most recent donation. We are no way close to what is needed to save the Farm. I am having a hard time making this work without the disaster relief promised twice by Senator Charles Schumer and the Farm Bill. I am trying to stay afloat here.
We made it to the new season. Unfortunately we will not be able to grow for the 5th year in a row. We are trying to get started but are no way near what is needed. I am currently cleaning all the mangled mess of greenhouse structure with one arm. That is why it has been looking like this. Please stop by we still have some items for sale.
Thank You for your support soon I will be able to put a new roof on both greenhouses. I still have a way to go with the main beams that collapsed.
Thank You It is a start to recovery.