Site plan for Cornwall micro-dairy and creamery approved

| 22 Feb 2012 | 03:24

Cornwall - Edgwick Farm, a small family owned and operated farm on Angola Road in Cornwall, is poised to begin construction on the first farmstead cheese-making facility in Orange County. According to a press release from farm owner Talitha Thurau, the farm’s site plan was unanimously approved at Monday night’s Cornwall Planning Board meeting after months of collaborating with town, county and state officials. Thurau said she expects to finish construction in late spring 2011 and, after licensing by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets, begin selling their goat’s milk cheese at local farmers’ markets next summer. The farm’s plan is renovate an existing barn into a micro-dairy and creamery. The farm will be producing fresh and aged goat’s milk cheeses to be sold in Cornwall and the Hudson Valley. The farmstead cheese will be handcrafted from milk from Edgwick Farm’s own dairy goat herd. Edgwick Farm worked with the Department of Agriculture and Markets to develop its plan and with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County to expand its sustainable farming methods. The site plan was prepared by Taconic Design Engineering, PLLC in New Windsor. The Town of Cornwall’s Planning Board announced its approval with a statement of strong support for local agriculture. For more information about Edgwick Farm, contact Thurau at 845-401-2301 or