Bedford Farmers Club

Celebrating 170 Years in the Community

Next Meeting: May 18, 2022, 3 p.m.

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2022 Meetings

Wednesday, April 27
6:30 p.m.

Historic Hall, Bedford, NY
608 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY

Wednesday, May 18
3:00 p.m.

Sing Sing Kill Brewery, Ossining, NY
75 Spring Street, Ossining, NY 10562

Wednesday, June 15
3:00 p.m.

Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 NY 9-D, Garrison, Ny 10524

 

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Billion Oyster Project

Murray Fisher and Pete Malinowski, founders of the Billion Oyster Project will discuss their goals and process to restore the oyster population in NY harbor.

Craft Brewing

Learn about Sing Sing's low-carbon brewing process using NYS hops.

Boscobel 

Tour period-accurate gardens and restored Georgian house with one the finest collections of Federal period furniture in the country.

Wednesday, September 14,
3:00 p.m.
"Our New Way Garden"
10 New King Street, West Harrison, NY 10604

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Community Gardens

Amy Benerofe has "brought the garden to the community... and the community to the garden" in her efforts to educate the public about locally and naturally grown food.

Wednesday, October 19,
3:00 p.m.
Faraway Farm Alpacas
1307 Baptist Church Road, Yorktown, 

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Faraway Farm

Visit the huacaya alpacas and Icelandic horses at this family farm.  In addition to homegrown yarn, they have organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees and flowers.

 

ABOUT

Bedford Farmers Club seeks to encourage wise and rewarding land stewardship. We work to foster an awareness of Bedford's remarkable agricultural heritage. Advancing knowledge and improving the practice of agriculture and horticulture in a farming community was the premise of the Bedford Farmers Club in 1852. Today it addresses backyard farming, horticulture, animal husbandry, and local history. 

BFC meetings are held in spring and fall. Meetings feature topical speakers, site visits, "Timely Tips" on horticulture, and a  much-loved report by our BFC historian. Refreshments are served. 

We are open to all, and use the $10 annual dues to support our programs.

Current Officers

Mary Farley                     President

Robin Ashley                  Vice President

Roger Vincent                 Treasurer

Sheila Crespi                  Secretary

John Stockbridge           Historian

Julie Henkin                    Hospitality

Ellen Best                        Timely Tips

Jim Wood                        President Emeritus

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Bedford Farmers Club in1927 at 75th Anniversary

 
 

PAST MEETINGS

2021 Meetings

October         Hop to It!   - Hops Growing in NYS                 

                      Minutes               Timely Tips

September    Teatown Reservation  - "From Invasion to Restoration"

                      Minutes              Timely Tips

June             Hilltop Hanover Farm - New Initiatives

                   

May              Integrated Pest Management in Montana

                                

Sweet Earth Farm
Sweet Earth Farm

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Steve hops

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Hilltop Hanover
Hilltop Hanover

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April              No meeting 

             

2020 Meetings

October         Endeavor Therapeutic Riding

                      Minutes               Timely Tips

September    West Lane Farm - Hosting Farmers

                      Minutes              Timely Tips

June             Hilltop Hanover Farm - CANCELLED

                   

May              The Greener Landscape - CANCELLED

                                

Sweet Earth Farm
Sweet Earth Farm

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Glynwood Farm
Glynwood Farm

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Glynwood Farm
Glynwood Farm

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April              Positive Thinking about Climate Change - CANCELLED

             

March            Farming without Farms

                      Minutes              Timely Tips

2019 Meetings

October         Home Wine-Making with Ed  Giobbi

                      Minutes               Timely Tips

September    Glynwood Farm - The Next Generation

                      Minutes              Timely Tips

June            Sweet Earth Co. - Commercial Flower Farming

                    Minutes                 Timely Tips

May              From Aratoma Farm to Caramoor: the Rosens' Dream

                     Minutes                Timely Tips

Sweet Earth Farm
Sweet Earth Farm

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Glynwood Farm
Glynwood Farm

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Glynwood Farm
Glynwood Farm

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April             River of Change: Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce in the Hudson Valley, 1800-1900 

                     Prof. Christopher Clark

                     Minutes                Timely Tips

2018 Meetings

October        Composting at Coker Farm

                      Minutes               Timely Tips

September    Westchester Land Trust - Land Conservation

                      Minutes              Timely Tips

June            Phillis Warden's Garden - Native Plants

                     Minutes               Timely Tips

May              Bluestone Farm - Organic Agriculture

                     Minutes                Timely Tips

Alan Sheely and compost
Alan Sheely and compost

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Kara Hartigan Whelan
Kara Hartigan Whelan

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April              Sustainable Food Sourcing in the Hudson Valley

                      Minutes                Timely Tips

2017 Meetings

October        Thompson's Cider Mill

                      Minutes               

September    Martha Stewart's Farm

                                    

June            Progress on the New Tappan Zee Bridge

                                   

May              Eco Shrimp Garden

                                  

April             Earthquakes - Lamont-Doherty Laboratory

                                  

Prior Meetings

2016

October        Thompson's Cider Mill

                                   

September   Mill Pond Farm - Robin Ashley

                                    

June            Green Chimneys

                                   

May              Cabbage Hill Farm

                                  

April             Update on Bedford 2020

                                  

March          White Oak Farm - Maple Sugaring

                                  

2015

October        Stone Barns - Squash Hybridizing

                                   

September    Ivanna Farms - Cider Making

                                   

June             Ice Pond Farm with Dick Button

                                   

May              Rainbeau Ridge Farm - Bee Keeping

                                  

April             Changing Weather, Prof. Adam Sobel

                                  

March          Geothermal Heating, Heat of the Earth, Inc.

                                  

2014

October         Mill Pond Farm - Certifying as Organic

                                   

September    Orchid Growing - Bill Smiles

                                   

June              Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

                                   

May              Untermyer Gardens Tour

                                  

April             Geology of the Bottom of the Hudson River, Prof Bill Ryan

                                  

2013

October        Science Barge - Yonkers

                                   

September    Ryder Farm

                                   

June              Mianus River Gorge

                                   

May              Lasdon  Park

                                  

April             Historical Ecology of NYC Region - Eric Sanderson

                                  

2012

October        Wilkins Fruit and Fir Farm

                                   

September   Leave the Leaves!  Leaf Management

                                   

June             Bedford Audubon Society

                                   

May             History of Mt. Kisco - Mt. Kisco Historian Harry McCartney

                                  

April             Local Native American Village and Massacre - Tony Godino

                                  

2011

October         Old Croton Aqueduct

                                   

September    The Leatherman - Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

                                   

June              Faraway Farm Alpacas

                                   

May              Teatown Reservation

                                  

April             The Slow Food Movement

                                  

 

MEMBERSHIP

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Membership is open to all who are interested in Bedford's long, vibrant agricultural heritage, as well as backyard farming, horticulture, raising animals  local history, and the wise use of our land, soil and water. resouroes. 

 

Attendance at two meetings is required for rmembership.  Prospective members are officially voted in at their second meeting.

Dues are $10 per year, payable to the treasurer.

 

CONTACT

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Mailing Address

Bedford Farmers Club

27 Horseshoe Road

Mount Kisco, NY 10549

 

info@bedfordfarmersclub.org

Tel: 914.666.5522

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