Community Supported Agriculture
Peconic Land Trust owns and operates Quail Hill Farm, one of the original Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the United States. Since its establishment in 1990, Quail Hill Farm has grown to 35 acres serving over 250 families. The farm is also the location for educational and recreational events offered by the land trust throughout the year.
In addition to the food produced for local families the farm delivers fresh food to local restaurants and food pantries and participates in the Sag Harbor Farmers Market throughout the season. A central part of the mission at Quail Hill is to educate the public concerning such issues as soil health, our seed supply, food security and sustainable, organic farming practices.
The farm has trained over 150 apprentice farmers. Using three greenhouses, five tractors, extensive irrigation and a healthy collection of hoes, the farm offers both a summer and a winter share.
Peconic Land Trust
Partners: Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
Staff: 30 FTE, including 2 farmers on staff. The farm also employs 6 apprentices.