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11/23/02

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Welcome to Cedar Crest Farm!

Cedar Crest Farm is an official Historic Site of the Town of Pleasant Valley. The barn interior has original hand hewn chestnut beams with mortise and tenon construction. I live in the historic home which was built in 1756. Other structures on the farm include a chicken coop, shed, garage and a network of stone walls.

Cedar Crest Farm is home to a registered herd of 25 Nubian and Toggenburg goats and a flock of white and colored sheep. The farm produces registered stock, chevon, lamb and genuine goat milk fed veal in addition to wildflower honey, fresh cut country flowers, potted herbs and eggs laid by free range chickens.

My daughter, Sarah, has created her own hand-made goat milk soap which she sells through local stores and at craft fairs. You can purchase it here at the farm stand.

Although I have owned the farm for twenty-three years, I grew up in New York City and was a head teacher in public day care. I have a Master's degree in early childhood education. When area students visit, they learn about life on a farm with unusual hands on activities. In addition, children are eager to explore the pastures, wetlands and wood lot and discover how habitat sustains diverse species. I encourage parents to participate. Route 44 is a major connector of the parks, entertainment centers, historic sites, colleges and cultural centers of Dutchess County.

Route 44 is part of the historic drive tours of Pleasant Valley's 18th century landmarks, Millbrook horse farms, Innisfree Gardens, local vineyards, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt estates and the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park.

Cedar Crest Farm is one of only two working farms that remain on Route 44 between the Taconic State Parkway Interchange and the Hudson River. As such it proclaims the importance of agriculture in Dutchess County.

I hope you enjoy your visit. Milking time for goats is at 7:00 am and at 5:00 pm.

Suzanne Horn, proprietor

 

 

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