Agricultural nonprofit Glynwood, in collaboration with the Open Space Institute (OSI), announce an open house at the Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator (the Incubator). The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at the Incubator. The Incubator will provide the tools and resources beginning farmers need to develop and manage viable farm enterprises in the Hudson Valley and will help to lay the foundation for up to 15 new sustainable food and farming businesses over the next five years.
“Glynwood and OSI are committed to realizing a thriving regional food system in the Hudson Valley,” said Glynwood’s President, Kathleen Frith. “The creation of new agricultural enterprises is critical to our success in achieving this goal.”
The Incubator is located on one of New York’s most iconic landscapes, an 856-acre parcel acquired by OSI in 2011 on the eastern escarpment of the Shawangunk Ridge outside of New Paltz. This property includes 534 acres currently managed and being purchased by Mohonk Preserve, alongside two historic farms located on approximately 330 acres of the historic and scenic tract, which will be used as the site of the Incubator. The Incubator will continue the nearly 200-year-long history of agriculture on the land and will work with Mohonk Preserve to protect the scenic views from New Paltz of the Shawangunk Ridge and its forest, fields and cliffs.