County Executive Mike Hein Signs Resolution Creating A Permanent 32 Acre Conservation Easement In New Paltz

Posted December 29, 2017

The Parcel On Taliaferro Farms Will Be Protected From Any Future Non-Agricultural Uses

Kingston, N.Y. – By signing Resolution No. 501 of December 19, 2017, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has protected 32 acres of fertile farmland located on the Taliaferro Farms in New Paltz and ensures the property will continue to be available to farm indefinitely.  The County partnered with Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Wallkill Valley Land Trust and the Town of New Paltz to secure the easement that is the first project to be completed under County Executive Hein’s Open Space and Recreation Fund.                                                   

“As someone who grew up on a farm, I fully appreciate that Ulster County has a tremendous agricultural history and today we were able to acknowledge that history while also protecting its future,” said County Executive Mike Hein.  “Taliaferro Farms is a fixture in Ulster County and I am grateful that it will remain dedicated to farming for generations to come.  I want to thank the Taliaferro family as well as the Scenic Hudson and Wallkill Valley land trusts and the Town of New Paltz for coming together and doing what is best for our environment and the people of Ulster County.”

The Taliaferro family operates one of the most successful, respected and oldest organic community supported agriculture farm in the Hudson Valley on Plains Road in the Town of New Paltz.  Their produce is widely distributed across the region to retail markets, restaurants and farmer’s markets.