Conserving Long Islands Working Farms and Natural Lands

Farms for the Future Initiative: The Centers

The Peconic Land Trust currently operates centers where a mix of food production agricultural operations are working together:  

Quail Hill Farm Preserve and the Deborah Light & Town Lane Preserves, Amagansett

Quail Hill FarmSince 1989, the Peconic Land Trust has operated a Community Supported Agriculture Farm at Quail Hill Farm -- today, over 250 families participate in this unique CSA program on over 30 acres of land in Amagansett. The farm has graduated over a hundred "apprentice" farmers. 

In addition to Quail Hill, the Peconic Land Trust leases land in Amagansett to farmers growing food on the adjacent Deborah Light and Town Lane Preserves, including:

Agricultrual Center at Charnews Farm, Southold

Ag Center at Charnews FarmFrom 23 acres acquired from the Charnews family in 2008, the Agricultural Center has grown to nearly 100 acres of productive farmland on Young's Avenue north and south of Route 48.

The Trust operates a community garden and learning garden at the main site on Young's Avenue, in addition to leasing farmland to new and established farmers including:

. . . and at the North Fork Stewardship Center, Peconic Escargot


Hayground Farm, Bridgehampton:

Acquired by the Trust in 2013, Hayground Farms is 20 acres of productive farmland. Formerly the location of a farmstand operated by the Reeves family, the Trust plans to reinstate the farmstand in the future. The farmland is currently leased to farmer Peter Dankowski. 

Interested in leasing land at one of the centers, click here