Seventy acres of Cabbage Hill Farm, one of Westchester’s original and best-known organic farms, has been preserved forever thanks to a conservation easement donated to Westchester Land Trust by Nancy and Jerry Kohlberg.
The farm, which sits on a hillside near Mount Kisco, has been in operation since 1986 and is in the vanguard of the local food movement, producing livestock, poultry, vegetables and fish, much of which is used at The Flying Pig and other area restaurants or sold at a farm stand in Mount Kisco.
The conservation easement, which had been in the works for more than two years, allows agriculture to continue on the 70 acres, protects its many important environmental characteristics and ensures that the property will not be further subdivided.
Most of the farm is pasture for cattle and sheep. Cabbage Hill is known especially for raising rare heritage breeds, including the Large Black Pig (appropriately named), Devon Beef Cattle and Shetland Sheep.
To read more about this great preservation project, and about Westchester Land Trust’s role in protecting local farmland, visit our website, www.Westchesterlandtrust.org.
Westchester Land Trust sends its sincere thanks to the Kohlbergs for this generous donation.
Deputy Executive Director