SMALL FARMS ARE BIG BUSINESS FOR LI
By the numbers
Acres of Farmland
(14th in the Nation)
(Most in NYS)
(Farmland protected from development)
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