Editor’s Letter – Summer 2021

As the summer weather has begun in upstate New York, our team has been spending even more time tending to our farms and gardens. From herbs grown on a window ledge to sheep in the pasture, we’re all watching things grow. There’s even been some nosy neighborhood chickens trying to join our team Zoom meetings.

This is an especially exciting season after a year of social distancing, as it is becoming safer to gather with family and friends. We’re starting to plan picnics and bonfire nights to share the good food we’re growing.

What does summer mean to you and your farm? Share with us on social media using #CornellSmallFarms.

Do you have a longer farm story to share? We are always looking for new contributors to our magazine, which is for farmers and farm families across the Northeast (and beyond) who value the quality of life that smaller farms provide.

Whether it’s new techniques you are trialing in the field, how you’ve adapted to changing markets, or just about your life on the farm, we want to hear from you!

Learn more about contributing to the magazine, including article types, upcoming deadlines and more, at https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/quarterly/contribute/

Our team, and our Small Farms Quarterly readers, can’t wait to hear from you.


Kacey Deamer

Managing Editor


Kacey Deamer

Kacey is the Communications Manager for the Cornell Small Farms Program. In this role, she manages all storytelling and outreach across the program’s website, social media, e-newsletter, magazine and more. Kacey has worked in communications and journalism for more than a decade, with a primary focus on science and sustainability.