Help save my family farm

In 2011 Hurricane Irene followed by Tropical storm Lee devastated our region. Our entire crop was destroyed which resulted in severe financial hardship and devastating losses to the farm’s infrastructure. Since then we have been slowly recovering but did not have enough income to pay the land taxes. Our recovery efforts were negatively impacted further when Super Storm Sandy hit in 2012. We are still trying to rebuild and recover what was lost. Earlier this year, Orange County auctioned off our land without proper notification. Our family’s farm was purchased by individuals that have no interest in farming, land stewardship or the community. Instead, they’re demanding unreasonable amounts of money just to gain big returns on their investment. Right now we are in the middle of several law suits focused on getting our farm back, which takes a lot of money (i.e. attorney fees, filing fees…).

So many people tell us that our farm is a warm, welcoming and educational place for visitors as well as a healing environment for some. Our website, is a great resource for you to find out more information about our farm. We must continue farming our land and helping to feed our community, so we’re asking for help – setting aside the pride that kept us from reaching out much sooner. Would you please be part of the solution that helps us save our farm?

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. We are hoping that you will be part of the answer to our prayers.

Susan Rogowski
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Cheryl Rogowski 
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