Its been a tough year for many farmers in the Catskill, Hudson and Delaware Region, but many of our NOFA-NY members take a break to have some fun and celebrate the new farmers culture.
Tannis Kowalchuk , director of the NACL theatre in Highland Lake, New York produced AGRARIAN ACTS and has sent along a video for those who missed it last September in celebration of the NOFA-NY Locavore Challenge. Tannis farms in Abramhamsville PA with her husband Greg Swartz at Willow Wisp Farm, a NOFA-NY Certified LLC farm, in addition she is an actress and theatrical producer and has devoted her life to theatre and growing herself, her family and organic food.
Mark Dunau of Mountain Dell Farm in Hancock New York produced this film with his friends to reflect on his weekly trucking schedule to New York City restaurants, with all of his dog friends. Every week after an abundant harvest of gourmet greens Mark and his crew, some of them canine, truck to New York with the harvest. Mark sent us this to help us develop a sense of humour and survival after a difficult farming season. Mark served on the NOFA-NY Board of Directors for many years and instituted the NOFA-NY Farmers’ Pledge.