Sustainable Farming for the Future: Scott Chaskey of Quail Hill Farm

published Apr 20, 2012

Next week The Kitchn will publish the first of what will be a recurring series on farming and the people who devote their lives to it. A Year in the Life of the Farm will chronicle the monthly and seasonal changes at Quail Hill Farm, one of the oldest CSA farms in the country. Quail Hill is run by “poet farmer” Scott Chaskey, and as you’ll hear in this video, it’s clear Scott combines acute intelligence for the issues and responsibilities surrounding the modern day organic farmer with a romantic’s love of the land. Enjoy this special sneak peek of both Scott and the farm!

Quail Hill Farm, one of the original CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms in the U.S., is located in Amagansett, New York, on land donated to the Peconic Land Trust by Deborah Ann Light. Since it was established in 1990, Quail Hill Farm has grown to 30 acres serving 200 families, as well as provides produce to a local school, nearby restaurants, a farmers market, and food pantries. Each year, Quail Hill Farm signs on to the “Farmer’s Pledge” of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York: “to sustain the land in healthy condition for future generations.”

Sponsored by P&G Future Friendly: Procter & Gamble’s sustainability initiative.