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Greenprint 25 - Powers Farms and Sweeney Farm

Greenprint 25 years

This year marks the 25th anniversary of our “Greenprint for Pittsford’s Future.” A first-of-its-kind, award-winning program, the Greenprint preserved two-thirds of the then-remaining farmland in the Town – over 2,000 acres of open space in Pittsford.
If you missed it, be sure to check out the article from our Pittsford Messenger newsletter earlier this year that features Powers Farms and the Sweeney Farm. Initially part of a larger family farm, the lands on the Powers Farms have been farmed since the late 1700s and were preserved by the Greenprint in 1996. Today, Roger Powers and his family work the 175-acre farm and run their very popular Powers Farm Market on Marsh Road, which offers a variety of items and hosts seasonal events. The 75-acre Sweeney Farm is owned and farmed today by the Powers family. The Sweeney Farm was nearly turned into a housing development, but the Greenprint plan allowed the Town to purchase the development rights and enabled Roger Powers to buy the farm and preserve it for agricultural use. Use the links above to read our spotlights on these Pittsford farms saved by the Greenprint.

We’ll continue to celebrate the Greenprint throughout the year. Be sure to visit our Greenprint 25 webpage – we’ll be adding historical photos and information regularly.

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