Senior Inspector


Owner: Judith Church

12 Stonewall Ridge Rd
Copake, NY 12516
Columbia County

Mailing Address:
140 Thompson Street
Apt. 3D
New York, NY 10012

daytime phone: (917) 549-9448
evening phone: (212) 674-6051

Application Date: 2022-04-22

Farming History

Your Name *
Judith Church
For how many years have you managed or worked on a CNG-certified farm? *
How many years of experience total do you have managing a farming operation that’s managed according to CNG/organic principles (whether certified or not)? *
Please indicate the place/s where you have farmed, including farm name, town, state, and country. *
Back4Farm, Copake, New York 12516 USA

Types of Farming & Expertise

Please check the box corresponding to the types of operations with which you have at least three years of experience.

What type of training have you received in farming practices (on-farm and off-farm)? *
On farm experience, work with Cornell Extension berry, tree fruit and vegetable experts, work with Appleseed Permaculture, reading books and watching videos, attending on-line webinars.
Please briefly describe your experience with mentoring, training, or advising other farmers, if any.
I have had farm assistants for the entire time I have been in operation. Some have worked at other farms as well.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most proud of? *
Starting the farm from scratch and keeping it going and growing through my husband's death and a pandemic.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most known for? (This could be a particular crop beloved by customers or an uncommon production method that other farmers would appreciate.) *
blueberries and Sungold tomatoes that are better than anyone else's.
What do you appreciate about Certified Naturally Grown?
The effort the people put into maintaining standards and being supportive of the members.
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