The Pleasures and Perils of the Farming Life

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Organic farmers from around the region talk about the pleasures and perils of farming organically in the 21st century. Jamie Critelli of Floral Beauty Greenhouses sells potted plants and hydroponic vegetables and herbs at the 57th Street Greenmarket. He spent eight years in the Army and in 2012 earned a Veteran Farmer Fellowship to grow his business. Mike O’Dell is the youngest dairy farmer in Orange County, New York. His Back to the Future Farm sells bottled milk, dairy soaps and other value added dairy products at Union Square. Amanda Andrews of Tamarack Hollow Farm in Vermont is an organic vegetable farmer who has been farming for about 4 years on her own. Tamarack Hollow Farm sells at Union Square Greenmarket.

Jamie Critelli of of Floral Beauty Greenhouses
Jamie Critelli of of Floral Beauty Greenhouses
Mike O'Dell, the youngest dairy farmer in Orange County, NY.
Mike O'Dell, the youngest dairy farmer in Orange County, NY.