Is Hudson Valley Mushrooms a micro farm? I hadn’t ever heard the term until six months and was a bit insulted when asked if we were micro. To understand why I’d be insulted, you must know my history. I grew up in the Midwest on a mid-sized dairy farm—something that exists less and less these days. I had hundreds of acres to explore the woods and fields. And, I had hundreds of animals to care for—cows, goats, rabbits, dog, cats, you name it!
So what is a micro farm? Micro farms use far less land than the average commercial or family farm—typically under five acres and are often located in urban or suburban areas. These farms also often focus on one crop, just like we do. If you ever visit us to pick up mushrooms, don’t let the small facade of our place fool you. We grow our mushrooms outdoors under the canopy of the woods. Located on just under two acres, Hudson Valley Mushrooms is delighted to call itself a micro farm.
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