Serious Eats: New York
Help Tamarack Hollow Farm Move Out of a Flood Zone
If you're a fan of Union Square Greenmarket vendor Tamarack Hollow Farm's pasture-raised bacon and organic produce (see our profile here), now's the time to lend a helping hand. The farm is raising money to move to higher ground, out of a flood plain that's seen three major and costly floods in the last three years.
The most recent was this past summer, when the farm's 12 acres of pasture were repeatedly flooded in May, June, and July. "We cannot survive another season in this new climate," the Kickstarter's note explains, which is why they're looking to move to a 20-acre plot of land in Plainfield, Vermont.
Tamarack Hollow has three more days to reach their funding goal of $25,000, for which they need a final push of $2,500. They'll use the funds to dig a well and irrigation pond, build new storage structures, and handle the costs of moving the farm. In the meantime they plan to keep selling produce, meat, poultry, and eggs at the Greenmarket all winter long. More details on their Kickstarter.