This land is our land
Farmers determined to continue family tradition, but property taxes make it tough
Saugerties is marking the 200th anniversary of the town’s incorporation this year. Most parts of town look a lot different today than they did then, but did you know many of the farms in operation at that time are still going? A few are still owned by the descendents of the original owners. Others belong to people with a sense of history, who have preserved the records of ownership back to the earliest settlements.
Some of the owners of these early agricultural endeavors were on hand at the Saugerties Farmers’ Market Saturday, July 30, to talk history. That included tales of their family farms and descriptions of old farming methods.
Bill and Ellie Trumpbour live on a farm that has been in Bill’s family since 1732. The farm was named