Clearfield Farm Gets a Start in Granville

Clearfield Farm Gets a Start in Granville

For Melissa Kosmaczewski and John Hirsch, farming was always present, always familiar. They both grew up in Pennsylvania. As a child, John said, he “watched everyone around us working on their large corn and bean farms.” Melissa, too, grew up surrounded by...
Hosley Hill Farm Takes Root in Danby and Mt. Tabor

Hosley Hill Farm Takes Root in Danby and Mt. Tabor

When Lucy Burch was tasked with settling her parents’ estate in Danby and Mt. Tabor, she struggled with selling their farm. It is a gorgeous 170-acre property, with sweeping views down the Vermont Valley and a historic house and bank barn. Lucy, a long-time farmer and...
Chester Farm Conserved and Sold to Local Family

Chester Farm Conserved and Sold to Local Family

Donald and Helen Farrar purchased farmland on Flamstead Road in Chester in the late 1940s. They ran Crow Hill Farm as a dairy with a herd of registered Jerseys and added more land over the years. Later, their sons, Alan and Michael, kept beef cows there. After their...