Important letter about Ulster County farms and farmers

Dear Richard:
Cornell Cooperative released data on the damage sustained by vegetable farms due to Hurricanes Irene and Lee.  Of 3,381 acres of vegetable production in Ulster County, 1,602 acres were wiped out.  This does not include fruit, grain, dairy, or livestock – all of which also sustained losses.  (Ulster) Farmers lost at least $5,000,000 in revenue from vegetable crops alone and suffered $1,500,000 in infrastructure damage.  Scores of direct and indirect jobs were lost.Many people and organizations have asked how they can help farmers.  The message we’ve received from farmers is loud and clear, “We are open for business!”  Even farmers that lost 100% of their crops will be open; they will have produce from other farms and other products to purchase.  So please help a farmer, go visit your local farmstand and SHOP!
from the
Director of Retention and Project Management

Ulster County Development Corporation

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About richardfrisbie

I'm a professional baker, reader, bookseller, publisher, columnist, photographer, cook, hiker, kayaker, freelance writer, and workaholic who likes to garden
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