SMALL FARMS ARE BIG BUSINESS FOR LI

By the numbers

592

Farms

31k

Acres of Farmland

89%

Family Owned

40%

Woman Farmers
 

1st

In Aquaculture 

1st

In Horticulture
(14th in the Nation)

69

Wineries
(Most in NYS)

20k

Acres Protected
(Farmland protected from development)
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FARMING ON LONG ISLAND

Suffolk and Nassau counties together have 592 farms and approximately 31,000 acres of farmland, most of it in Suffolk. With 69 wineries, Suffolk County has the largest number in the State.

The region is ranked first in the State for aquaculture. Suffolk County ranks fourth in the State for overall agricultural sales. It is also first for sales of bedding and garden plants as well as for the amount of tomatoes harvested. 

 

Thomas P. DiNapoli,

New York State Comptroller

 

Based on USDA 2017 Agricultural Census

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