Special guests: Michael Halsband (Director), Amanda Merrow & Katie Baldwin (Amber Waves Farm), John Halsey (Peconic Land Trust/Quail Hill Farm), Hilary Leff (Peconic Land Trust), and Pete Ludlow (Mecox Bay Dairy)
Join us for a special screening of Michael Halsband’s short documentary Growing Farmers (2012), followed by a conversation with farmers and advocates. The issue of access to affordable farmland is the greatest impediment to young farmers starting out on Long Island. Land values on Long Island have continued to rise, driving farmers off the land and precluding new farmers from entering the market. Growing Farmers looks at the issue and explores some of the solutions.