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Rockland Farm Alliance Educates Community On Farming

Jose Romero-Bosch talks about farming in Rockland
Jose Romero-Bosch talks about farming in Rockland Video Credit: Daily Voice

VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y. -- Rockland used to be a county full of farms. But the Tappan Zee Bridge and suburban sprawl changed the county's character. Still, farmers like Jose Romero-Bosch are determined to bring farming back.

"Farming is real and meaningful, and people are not encouraged to think like that anymore," said Romero-Bosch, Wednesday evening at a talk at Valley Cottage Library designed to promote sustainable farms.

Rockland Farm Alliance is a non-profit that farms the former Cropsey Farm, as well the Keesler Farm, a 32-acre private farm, in New City, according to Romero-Bosch.

The group operates a Community Supported Agriculture program, in which members of the public pay from $750 and up to share in weekly harvests of locally-grown produce. The Valley Cottage Library will be a new location for pick-ups this season.

"Having farms is good business," the farmer said. "Farms have been forever revered, and we've lost that connection.

The RFA is hosting a walking tour of the Cropsey Farm on April 9th at noon at 220 South Little Tor Road in New City.

To learn more about RFA, visit www.rocklandfarm.org

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