by Amy Modesti
Rensselaer County has a plethora of farms along its busy routes and little back roads. Among those is Hilldale Farm in Poestenkill. With farms serving as a learning laboratory for growing food, milking cows, or selling food in neighboring towns, one raises the question, “Why farm?”
That is answered in The Little Back Road Farm: The Reichard Family History and Memories, a book inspired by the late Fred Reichard, along with his family and friends, which focuses on the history of Hilldale Farm.
I met with Joycelyn, Linda, and Kimberlee King, for a sit-down interview to discuss the book, the Hilldale Farm Foundation Inc., and what farming means to them. They relived precious memories and expressed their hopes to help fund future Rensselaer County students.
Hilldale Farms’ Past Life and Inspiration for the Book
“What made me decide to write the book was
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