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Farming in the Valley
For several years, the national park has partnered with
Starting in the late 1990s, the national park began rehabilitating historic farmsteads and leasing them to farmers who use sustainable practices. This program, the Countryside Initiative, helps preserve the agricultural landscape, as well as sensitive natural and cultural resources. The valley is also home to vibrant farms on private land that sell a broad range of products: from fruit and vegetables to Christmas trees and Belgian horses.
Last updated: May 26, 2023