New Haven, CT – To the average observer, the site in the photo might look like an uninhabitable, barren moon-scape vacant lot but to us at New Haven Farms, it’s a gorgeous, mouth-watering, hunka-hunka piece o’ land that is due to become the next New Haven Farms site!
On a humid Sunday July afternoon, almost 50 volunteers from the Manhattan based non-profit, Global Health Corps came out to help NHF clean up what was then a weed strewn area on the Phoenix Press property at 15 James Street in Fair Haven. Phoenix Press is a long time family owned and operated printing company and is New Haven Farms’ dedicated printer. Having reached their goal after a mere three years to be the greenest commercial printer in the US, Phoenix Press is recognizable by the wind turbine between its office and the Quinnipiac River, from which Phoenix can harness 100kw of wind energy. Our farm site, or Pharm site [as Cassidy Metcalfe, our co-farm manager calls it] will be directly under this wind turbine.
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