Yorktown, a suburban town in Westchester County located 1 hour from Manhattan, is home to a working crop farm which practices water conservation and rainwater harvesting to protect the watershed and provide healthy local produce with minimal impact on the environment.
Hilltop Hanover Farm and Education Center, located at 1271 Hanover Street in Yorktown Heights, is a pesticide and herbicide free farm and environmental education facility. The education center provides programs on healthy and sustainable food production, skills for small-scale suburban and urban farmers, and sustainable living practices for local communities.
Guided tours and field trips for schools, garden clubs, and scout trips, and various classes and lectures are available. Weekend workshops and demonstrations on living a sustainable life, including vegetable production, cooking, preserving the harvest and composting are offered.
The farm features demonstration models for backyard farming, animal management, rainwater harvesting, organic composting, and green-roof technology. Hikers can enjoy 3.5 miles of woodland trails on the farm.
During the harvest season, the vegetable fields are open to everyone to pick and choose their own fresh seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers from the market garden.
Hilltop Hanover Farm teaches how farming can be utilized at home. You and your family can enjoy fresh produce grown in your own backyard. Hilltop Hanover Farm and Education Center is committed to the development and advancement of sustainable agriculture and community education.
For more information please call 914-962-2368.