Catskills Agrarian Alliance (CAA) is a comprehensive food sovereignty project built from the ground up by farmers in Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties. Since its inception, CAA has actively integrated land access for historically and presently marginalized farmers as a central element of our programs. Our recent focus has been on aiding farmers such as the Iridescent Earth Collective (IEC), a collective of Black and Latinx queer and trans farmers, in navigating farming opportunities and contributing to the development of West Branch Commons (WBC).CAA is presently providing technical assistance to West Branch Commons, aiming to facilitate the development of a collectively governed model for equitable land stewardship. Additionally, CAA runs the 607csa, a forty-farm strong multi-farm community supported agriculture project and logistics company that also supports wholesale and farm-to-institution work.
As Regional Navigators collaborating with local organizations and community groups, our role involves introducing land access opportunities to new and beginning farmers from historically marginalized communities. Our primary focus is on farmland access opportunities within our inaugural land access project, West Branch Commons.
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