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Conservation News: Amagansett Farmers Market and Farmland Passes to a New Generation

Conservation News
March 16, 2017

By Yvette DeBow-Salsedo

Amber Waves Farm is now the proud owner of the Amagansett Farmers Market and Farmland

We are so pleased to congratulate Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow of Amber Waves Farm on their acquisition of the Amagansett Farmers Market and farmland. 

Katie and Amanda acquired the property from conservationist Maggie de Cuevas, who worked closely with the Trust in her purchase of the market and farmland in 2008.  

With this new transfer, Maggie donated additional easement restrictions on the farmland that now protect its affordability and accessibility for food production. This is the first time these additional restrictions, pioneered by the Trust, have been applied in the Town of East Hampton. 

We can’t wait to see what’s in store at the farm and the market! Beginning in 2009, Katie and Amanda were cultivating the fields of the market under a lease managed by the Trust. Since that time, they have built a successful CSA farm, based on three pillars: community, education and the Amagansett Wheat Project, bringing an important crop back to East Hampton. Their excitement and enthusiasm is contagious and we wish our former Quail Hill Farm apprentices tremendous success! They are now in control of their destiny!