In a culture ruled by fierce individualism, powered by industrial agriculture, and characterized by disconnected families, Brookby Farm is an anachronism. The fifth-generation family dairy farm, in eastern Dutchess County’s Harlem Valley, is run by Steve Vincent, his wife Jaime; and their three adult children, Steven, Will, and Elyssa; and supported by a community of countless nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends who volunteer their time. The Vincents’ passion and collective effort has steeled the farm’s future against the caprices of the economy and is paving the way for a long, fulfilling future….
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To call Brookby Farm a family farm is an understatement. The fifth-generation dairy, owned by the Vincent family in Dover Plains since the early 1800s, is operated today by Steve and Jaime Vincent, along with seemingly every one of their kids, kids’ spouses and boyfriends, with a nephew or neighbor thrown in here or there. “It’s definitely a big, family collaborative effort,” describes Jaime. “Everybody does something.”
Congratulations to Brookby Farm in Dutchess County on their recent Dairy of Distinction Award! The farm is owned by Steven P. Vincent. Steven and his son William Vincent milk a herd of thirty cows and farm 400 acres. The farm has been owned and operated by the Vincent family for six generations, established in 1850.Read More
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has announced 2017 funding from Dutchess County’s Partnership for Manageable Growth (PMG) Program will permanently protect two farms in Dutchess County, the Brookby Farm in the Town of DoverRead More
The Century & Bicentennial Farm program is testament to the fine traditions of progressive agriculture and community service by farm families in New York State. The Century Farm program began in 1937 (Bicentennial Farms in 2000) and honors New York Farms in continuous operation on the same land by the same family for 100 years or more, or 200 years or more. A limited number of deserving farm families are recognized annually by the Society.Read More