Bedford Farmers Club

Celebrating 168 Years in the Community

Arrow Down

2020 Meetings

Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.

Historical Hall, Bedford, NY

608 Old Post Rd., Bedford 10506

Cancelled

Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

St. Matthew's Church, Bedford, NY

382 Cantitoe St., Bedford 10506

Cancelled

Wednesday, May 13, 3:00 p.m.

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown, NY

1271 Hanover St., Yorktown 10598

Farming Without a Farm

The barriers to successfully practicing agriculture in our area are high.  The cost and scarcity of land make it almost impossible for young farmers to get a start.
Enjoy an informative panel discussion presented by local farmers, their land-owning "hosts" and the organizations that bring them together.

Positive Thinking about Climate Change

Local entrepreneurs David Ungar and Nick Gogerty attend every major international climate action summit.  Hear their up-to-the-minute reports on the issues, new regulations, and cutting edge innovations from around the world.

The Greener Landscape

Our expert panel reviews and demonstrates the latest, greenest landscape maintenance equipment, including the Husqvarna robotic mower - a Roomba for your lawn!

Wednesday, June 17, 2:00 p.m.

Fable Farm

1311 Kitchawan Rd., Ossining

Wednesday,September 16, 3:00 p.m.

  Location TBA

Wednesday, October 21, 3:00 p.m.

 Endeavor Therapeutic Riding

556 Croton Lake Rd., Mt. Kisco

Hop to It!

Bedford was originally called the "Hopp Ground" because of its local crop. Steve Miller, Executive Director of the Northeast Hop Alliance will discuss hops-growing and micro-brewing in NYS.

Hop to It!

Farm to Table and... plants

Fable is a farm and food hub dedicated to sustainable agriculture. We believe that through dedication, hard work, and modern technological advancements in agriculture, we can provide the freshest produce all year round without the use of harmful pesticides.

Followed by a BFC plant swap - bring plants to swap and "shop' for your garden.

Therapeutic Horsemanship

Endeavor’s mission is to empower individuals with a broad range of special needs by providing the highest quality equine-assisted activities and therapies in an inclusive and welcoming environment.   

 

Bedford Farmers Club in1927 at 75th Anniversary

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

Pamela Sorkin                Timely Tips

Gene &  Sylvia Finger     Logistics

Jim Wood                        President Emeritus

 
 

PAST MEETINGS

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

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

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

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

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Bedford Farmers Club

27 Horseshoe Road

Mount Kisco, NY 10549

 

info@bedfordfarmersclub.org

Tel: 914.666.5522

© 2020 by Bedford Farmers Club.

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