In Smithtown there is a 23 acre historic farm that dates back to the 1800’s…The Ships Hole Farm. The Peconic Land Trust has orchestrated a collaboration between the current owners, the Nicodemus family, a government grant of $400,000 and private contributions to preserve the farm for open space and one step further. The PLT is hopeful that they can lease portions of the property to multiple farmers who, in turn, can then sell their locally grown produce. A win win for all! Long Islanders will get a working, historic, picturesque farm, complete with an 1800’s farmhouse and barns along with nature trails to the Nissequogue River and enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) for local labor…just as it was over 200 years ago!
Once again the Peconic Land Trust has selected an incredible piece of Long Island to preserve — THANK YOU PLT!