Bipartisan plan seeks to preserve oldest working farm in Westchester

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County lawmakers joined together Friday to help out the oldest working farm in Westchester.

Legislators announced a bipartisan plan to give $400,000 to Stuart's Farm, which is located on 172 acres in Somers and dates back to 1828. The money will guarantee that the land can only be used for farming-related activities in the future.

The owners of the farm say they are looking forward to preserving the farm for future generations.

"We are going to keep it as a family farm forever," said Betsy Stuart of Somers.

Lawmakers say the funding is part of a $3 million effort to conserve land in Westchester. If the plan is passed by the county board, the money would come from county bonds.

Go HERE for more on the effort to preserve the farm.

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