Protected Places

Peacework Organic Farm

Location: Town of Arcadia, Wayne County

Size: 115 acres

Description: This preserve is a working organic farm consisting of fields surrounded by woodland.

History: Genesee Land Trust joined with members from the Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture to preserve over 115 acres of prime farmland that has generated healthy food for generations. The purchase of the preserve was made possible by the In 2005 Preserving Nature Forever campaign. Today, Genesee Land Trust owns the land and has a long-term lease with Peacework Farm (currently Greg Palmer and Ammie Chickering) to keep the land in production. Peacework Farm, through its CSA, provides sustainably grown organic food to over 250 families who live in Rochester to Newark and many places in between.

A portion of the farmland had been leased by Doug and Becky Kraai to Elizabeth and Greg since 1998. When Becky realized she would need to sell the entire "Humbert Farm", members of GVOCSA and Genesee Land Trust launched the effort to preserve the land in farming and wildlife habitat. The result has been a unique partnership between the Trust, the GVOCSA and the farmers of Peacework Farm. This partnership will keep the land in the hands of farmers dedicated to managing the land for generations to come while creating a beautiful nature preserve for all to enjoy.

To learn more about this partnership, please contact Lorna Wright, Director of Conservation Programs at lwright@geneseelandtrust.org or (585) 256-2130.

Public Access : Public is invited to Peacework by invitation or appointment only. To contact the farm to arrange an appointment email gregamhelen@tds.net


Getting There

Driving Directions: From Rochester: From Route 31 in Newark, turn north onto Route 88, go 3.5 miles, and turn right onto Pulver Road for 1.5 miles. Turn right at Arcadia Zurich Norris Road, cross the creek, and turn right into second driveway.   Approximately one hour from Rochester.

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