WHO WE ARE
The Lo Farm is a small vegetable farm located in Catskill, New York, and is owned and operated by Leah Munsey and Orlando Diaz. We grow a diverse variety of nutrient-dense produce using organic farming methods for CSA, farmers markets, and local restaurants.
Orlando, who grew up in New York, and Leah, who grew up in Arkansas, met in Montana in 2012 when we were both volunteering for Americorps doing trail work in the Northern Rockies. Our combined experience and interests in gardening and food politics led us to start interning on a small organic farm in Montana, and right away we were hooked.
We moved to New York in 2013 and continued to keep our hands in the dirt. Our path eventually led us to management positions on an 80-acre organic vegetable CSA farm on Long Island for several years. The more we farmed, the more we continued to fall in love with the process of planting seeds, watching and nurturing them to grow, and feeding our family, friends, and community.
During those years, it was always our dream to move to the Hudson Valley, be closer to family, and start our own farm. We made the move in 2019, and spent the 2019 season working on an organic vegetable farm outside of Hudson, as we continued to search for the perfect spot to set root and establish our own farm. In 2020 we broke ground on leased land in New Paltz, where we had a Farm Store and Farm Card style CSA program. This year we are thrilled to have found our very own farm property in Catskill! We own 25 acres of prime soil at the base of the Catskill Mountains. It feels good to have land of our own after such a long journey and we can't wait to continue to provide high quality produce, grown using organic methods only, to our community and the Hudson Valley.
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