Orange County Land Trust’s cocktail benefit set for Aug. 22

WARWICK. The event will highlight Orange County’s growing hemp industry and its contributions to the local agricultural economy.

02 Aug 2019 | 01:55

The Orange County Land Trust will host its summer cocktail benefit at the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Industrial hemp has provided a much needed boost to local agriculture.

“Hemp is helping to keep farmland viable and in production, while also providing farmers and growers with a valuable opportunity to diversify,” Land Trust Executive Director Jim Delaune said. “Positive news for the agricultural community is increasingly sparse, but this crop is providing a glimmer of hope to many.”

The evening will feature live music, farm fresh food, and a full line of refreshments, courtesy of the Warwick Valley Winery. All proceeds from the event support the Orange County Land Trust’s land conservation and farmland protection efforts.

Tickets and sponsors

Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased at www.OCLT.org or by calling 845-534-3690 ext. 10.

The event’s main sponsor is FusionCBD. Other event sponsors to date include: Armistead Mechanical, Doug Land & Lynn Peebles, Eli & Andy Hart, Hill-N-Dale Abstracters, Hromadka & Associates, NY Hemp Source, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Pell Wealth Partners, and Valuation Consultants.

Essentials

The Orange County Land Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Orange County's diverse habitats, watersheds, wildlife corridors, and working farmland through permanent conservation agreements with willing landowners.

For more information, visit www.oclt.org or call (845) 534-3690.

“Hemp is helping to keep farmland viable and in production, while also providing farmers and growers with a valuable opportunity to diversify,” Land Trust Executive Director Jim Delaune said. “Positive news for the agricultural community is increasingly sparse, but this crop is providing a glimmer of hope to many.”