NOFA-NY Field Day- Creating the Cooperative Farm

Letterbox Farm Collective is a growing collective of farmers, producing specialty vegetables, herbs, pork, pastured poultry, eggs and value added products.  The four farmers take charge of six enterprises and 25 sales outlets, and are ready to share their information about strong organization systems that help them manage diversity on so many levels.  Learn how Letterbox has developed their team, systems, markets, skills, and security in their first two years, and delve into the structural components (member agreements, business planning, and more) that make their business work.

Letterbox Farm Collective is the combined effort of an invested team of four farmers: Faith Gilbert (Author of the Book, “Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Farming Together”), Audrey Berman, Laszlo Lazar, and Nichki Carangelo. The team shares ownership of the business, makes important decisions together, and divides management of different aspects of the farm.

Date/Time: Saturday,  May 2, 2015, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Letterbox Farm Collective, 4161 US 9, Hudson, NY 12534

Registration: Registration fees are $15/person or $25 two or more people/farm. To pre-register and pay, shop online at  or call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509. Pre-registration is encouraged and closes at 4pm on 4/29/15.

This event is produced by NOFA-NY, with support from USDA-Risk Management Agency.

1 Comment on NOFA-NY Field Day- Creating the Cooperative Farm

  1. For anyone wanting the book “Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Farming Together,” it is not on Amazon or bookfinder. Look for it at-

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