Old Cropsey Farm in New City to be revived

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The Old Cropsey Farm in New City has been vacant for many years, but five acres will soon turn into fertile farmland once again.

John McDowell, the founder of the Rockland Farm Alliance, had spent years trying to get state local and town officials, who owned the farmland, to use it for a community farm.

This year, officials agreed to lease five acres of the farm at no cost to the Rockland Farm Alliance to build an organic, educational and self-sustaining farm.

McDowell says the group needs to raise $75,000 in start-up costs and recruit thousands of people. The goal is to get the farm up and running by next spring.

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