Farming is an important part of our sense of place

Even as farming has disappeared from our wallets, it remains strong in our hearts. Very few residents would disagree with the nostalgic role of agriculture found on the Ulster County government’s website. “Abundant farmlands provide Ulster communities with access to fresh local food and economic diversity, preserve the county’s heritage, and offer a beautiful landscape for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike,” the website says. “Orchards, vineyards, cornfields and pastures of grazing livestock help define Ulster County’s unique sense of place.” Indeed . . .

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