Celebrate International Women’s Day by celebrating female farmers!

Montclair Community Food Co-op members can feel pride to support a team of female farmers! Hepworth Farms is run by Gerry Greco and her partners sisters Amy & Gail Hepworth, the 7th generation of farmers in their family line! Amy Hepworth was the first to convert the family farmland in the Hudson Valley to organic over 30 years ago.

Female-run farms makes up a small percentage at only 8 percent of the world’s population, according to a survey posted by National Geographic.

Farms in the U.S. run by women is slightly higher than the world average at 13 percentage of the 2.1 million principal farmers, according to the 2012 census of agriculture.

 

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