PITTSBURGH (Jan. 2, 2020) -- Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) announced the preservation of 77 acres of farmland at Blackberry Meadows Farm in Fawn Township.
Blackberry Meadows is a sustainably grown vegetable, poultry and pork operation, owned and run by Greg Boulos and Jen Montgomery.
Blackberry Meadows owners Greg Boulos and Jen Montgomery with dog Alice
In addition to community supported agriculture (CSA), farmers markets and other efforts, the farm has served as an incubator and educational site for up-and-coming farmers in the region.
“The program is proud to support their hard work and passion for growing food and feeding their community while maintaining a consistent focus on conservation and soil health,” ACCD Program and Policy Director Jonathan Burgess said.
ACCD manages the Allegheny County Farmland Preservation Program, part of the nation-leading Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Program, on behalf of Allegheny County.
This program works with farms to place permanent conservation easements on the property, ensuring the protection of agricultural land for generations to come.
To date, the program has preserved 38 farms and over 3,900 acres across Allegheny County.
For more information, contact Program and Policy Director Jonathan Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 291-8017.
About Allegheny County Conservation District:
ACCD, an urban conservation district, provides specific programming aimed at improving Allegheny County’s natural resources and reducing non-point source pollution through technical assistance, resources, leadership and enforcement.