Bedford Farmers Club
Celebrating 168 Years in the Community
Next Meeting: Weds., Oct. 21, 3 p.m.
*September program on hops postponed until Spring, 2021*
Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.
Historical Hall, Bedford, NY
608 Old Post Rd., Bedford 10506
Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
St. Matthew's Church, Bedford, NY
382 Cantitoe St., Bedford 10506
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.
1311 Kitchawan Rd., Ossining
Wednesday,September 16, 3:00 p.m.
West Lane Farm
55 West Lane, South Salem
Program on hold - TBD
Wednesday, October 21, 3:00 p.m.
Endeavor Therapeutic Riding
556 Croton Lake Rd., Mt. Kisco
Farms within Farms
Visit BFC member John Papa's farm to learn how he is creating a new farm model-- incubators for agricultural entrepreneurs.
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.
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
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.
October Thompson's Cider Mill
September Mill Pond Farm - Robin Ashley
June Green Chimneys
April Update on Bedford 2020
October Stone Barns - Squash Hybridizing
September Ivanna Farms - Cider Making
March Geothermal Heating, Heat of the Earth, Inc.
September Orchid Growing - Bill Smiles
October Science Barge - Yonkers
September Ryder Farm
June Mianus River Gorge
May Lasdon Park
October Wilkins Fruit and Fir Farm
September Leave the Leaves! Leaf Management
October Old Croton Aqueduct
June Faraway Farm Alpacas
April The Slow Food Movement
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.
Bedford Farmers Club
27 Horseshoe Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549