Farms of all kinds dot Westchester County, an area long associated with farming and agriculture. Many of the farms in Westchester are family-owned and operated, some dating back 300 years. Each farm offers a variety of products and farm experiences; some offer certified organic produce or meats or have taken the NOFA (National Organic Farmers Association) pledge to farm in accordance with sound economic and ecological principles.
Westchester County is very lucky to have these farms that not only have roots in the ground, but also have deep roots in our community. New York State recognized the importance of these farms by designating the Westchester Farm Trail, an official farm trail route that spans 17 miles through Westchester County, and includes farms from Sleepy Hollow to North Salem. The Westchester Farm Trail provides residents and visitors alike with the opportunity to eat locally, seasonally and support local farmers. Our Farm Trail is a fun and informative way to get to know our farms and farmers and links with other abundant cultural offerings in Westchester. Our Westchester farms are embedded in the fabric of our communities, many of which supply local shops and restaurants with their products. Many of these establishments and businesses have pledged to support the farms, farmers, community and farm-to-table movement.