Past Projects

Laughing Earth Farm

It’s no secret that farming is a tough job. That passion, dedication and lots of hard work are essential goes without saying, but for young farmers, even those that are successful, that is not always to enough to enable them to fulfill the dream of owning their own farm. Farmland, particularly in the Hudson Valley, is often priced out of reach of many farmers. Thankfully, the Hudson Valley also comes with its share of organizations willing and able to assist farmers with this process.


Beginning in 2014, HVADC, along with the Agricultural Stewardship Association, Scenic Hudson and Equity Trust began working with Annie and Zack Metzger, a young couple with over 20 years of farming experience between them, to help them realize their dream of owning their own farm. On December 22nd, 2016, this dream became a reality and Laughing Earth Farm is now preserved in perpetuity.