Edgewick Farm Cornwall New York Debuts Goat Dairy Dedication March 21, 2012

Edgwick Farm makes farmstead goat milk cheese.

Edgwick Farm, a small family-owned and operated farm in Cornwall, NY that makes farmstead goat milk cheese, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 348 Angola Road in Cornwall on March 21, 2012, beginning at 11 a.m. to celebrate the opening of their recently constructed microdairy and creamery.

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine, representing Governor Cuomo, and other dignitaries will join in the dedication of the farmstead cheese-making facility — the first of its kind in Orange County.

Edgwick Farm collaborated with the town, county, and state officials to develop their site plan, which was approved unanimously by the Cornwall Town Planning Board in December 2010 with a statement of strong support for local agriculture.

We can expect more micro-creameries and production of value-added products of both goat and cow milk as dairy farmers throughout the State push back against a broken milk marketing system.

Last month the  U.S. Department of Agriculture  awarded a $120,000 grant to Edgwick Farm.  The grant, the largest of five given to farms in the Hudson Valley and Catskill area, is part of a nationwide program called Value-Added Producer Grants that are designed to stimulate business growth and provide more locally-grown food.

The grant, the largest of five given to farms in the Hudson Valley and Catskill area, is part of a nationwide program called Value-Added Producer Grants that are designed to stimulate business growth and provide more locally-grown food.

Visit Edgwick Farm’s blog to see what interesting stuff these ambitious  farmers are doing!

http://edgwickfarm.wordpress.com/

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