This week on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks checks in with Laura De Maria of Hemlock Hill Farm in Cortland, New York. Tune in to hear what it’s like running a family farm in Westchester Country and what challenges come along with this location both culturally and geographically. Learn more about farm grants, processing and regulations that need to be considered on a small farm, and hear about the different livestock that Laura has at the farm. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“Right now we have about 100 pastured raised black angus beef cattle, 50-60 hogs on hand at any given time, lamb, goats, chickens, a little bit of everything.”

“Once people come here and taste the [Plymouth rock] chicken, they say it’s nothing like what you get in the store.”

“Everybody’s looking for this all natural organic beef, but then they might drink a Budweiser which is not organic by any means.”

–Laura De Maria of Hemlock Hill Farm