Two new agricultural buildings now under construction at the farm
This month the Farm Hub is pleased to begin construction on two new important agricultural buildings, a granary and our machine shop with offices, both of which will significantly enhance our ability to produce food for donation and to help meet the call for a resilient local food system.
The larger of the two projects is a combined machine shop and farm staff offices designed to support mission-aligned grains and vegetable production, associated research, and land management across the 1500-acre non-profit farm. This will be a LEED-certified shop building to accommodate our larger equipment indoors for repair and maintenance, and to store the requisite parts and safety apparatuses in inventory. The generous shop space will equip us to handle multiple pieces of machinery under one roof and is positioned to allow for proximity to the fields and safe ingress and egress for tractors.
Nearer the farm entrance is the granary designed for storing, drying, cleaning, bagging, and shipping grains and beans. With the storage bins attached, this will function as an all-important holding area to which crops are brought in from the fields for quick dry-down and stable storage. The project is key to our ability to support broader availability of locally produced foods in the community and regional efforts to grow small grains in the Hudson Valley.
See links below for more information on these two projects including renderings and project schedules.