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Letterbox Farm Collective
Situated on a hill with a breathtaking view of the Catskills, Letterbox Farm Collective in Hudson was founded in 2013 by Faith Gilbert, Laszlo Lazar and Nichki Carangelo. They started farming the land with a “handshake lease”, and after 2 years were able to buy the property using a combination of conservation easement funds, a mortgage from Farm Credit East, and "creative community financing" - short term loans from friends, family and community members.
In 2013 Letterbox took part in HVADC’s Incubator Without Walls (IWW) program. Since the farm’s founding they have gone from a half-acre market garden and one employee to a combined 13 acres in vegetables and pasture and a team of seven, comprised of the 3 owners and 4 employees.