The Peconic Land Trust has rolled out its new Lyle Wells Farm Equipment Co-op, a program developed to meet some of the equipment needs and capital challenges faced by start-up farmers in the incubator programs at the Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm and Farms for the Future Initiative. READ
The late Lyle Wells was honored posthumously by the New York Farm Bureau last Wednesday, Dec. 5, when he was one of three farmers to receive its highest honor.
“Wells, known as the ‘Asparagus King,’ was a huge cheerleader for agriculture, helping to establish the ‘Grown on Long Island’ marketing program,” the bureau said in presenting Mr. Wells with its Distinguished Service to Agriculture award. READ
Most of us on the East End have the luxury of enjoying all that local farms have to offer from a distance — a safe distance, if you will. We stop at the farm stands and gather up fresh, seasonal vegetables for our plates. READ
A standing room only crowd packed into a barn at Martha Clara Vineyards Thursday morning to celebrate the life of Lyle Wells, the iconic and enterprising Riverhead farmer and family man who died last week in a farming accident.