Cohen Farm has joined the Triangle Land Conservancy!
Local farm protected in Silk Hope
April 03, 2012 By: Tabitha
TLC recently closed on the 102-acre Cohen Farm conservation easement in Chatham County. The farm is located in the Silk Hope community, just a few miles from TLC's Chestnut Hill Farm conservation easement. Cohen Farm is one of North Carolina's pioneering organic farms. Murray and Esta Cohen grow certified organic hay and grain and sell their beef, eggs, and pork to restaurants, local farmers’ markets and through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). In 1986, Cohen Farm hosted their first of many farm tours and it continues to be a place for young, old, and beginner farmers to learn about sustainable farming. Murray firmly believes in stewardship and that if you “take care of the land, the land will take care of you.”
The easement protects forest, certified organic pastureland, over 100 acres of prime soils, and a historic homestead from the 1800s. The easement was purchased through bargain sale with funds provided by the NC Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the USDA's Farm and Ranchland Protection Program.
Don't miss a visit to Cohen Farm on this year's annual Piedmont Farm Tour, April 28th & 29th!