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CHESTER AGRICULTURAL CENTER INC

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Hunger

Location

8 Greycourt AveChester, NY 10918 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Chester Agricultural Center's mission is to make farming more accessible to essential, disenfranchised communities to promote greater fairness and equity for farmworkers

Description

Situated on more than 270 acres of Orange County’s extremely fertile black dirt, the Chester Agricultural Center is conserving prime farmland, making it available on long-term affordable leases and putting it to its best use: growing clean, local food using organic management practices.

The CAC is working to build a stronger and more equitable regional food system, and a regenerative thriving local economy. Area farmers, leaders, values-aligned non-profit organizations and other stakeholders have stepped forward in support. The Center promotes greater awareness among farmers, workers, social investors and the community of the challenges and opportunities in the current farm-labor economy.

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