The Land Conservancy of New Jersey recently preserved the 67-acre Bindon Farm, located in Bedminster Township. The landowner, the late Alice Lorillard, wished to preserve her scenic hay farm and it is now part of the area’s growing farm belt.
“Alice Lorillard was an avid conservationist and was determined to preserve her farm. The Land Conservancy is delighted to have helped her realize her dream,” said The Land Conservancy President, David Epstein. “The farm is important to the agricultural landscape of Bedminster Township as it lies in the center of a swath of preserved land and farms, which now totals 480 acres with the addition of Bindon Farm.”
“Preservation of a development easement on the Bindon farm is an excellent purchase in that it builds upon the previous preserved easements in the immediate area,” said Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire, liaison to the county’s Agriculture Development Board. “This creates a cluster that allows for current and future farming operations to thrive and advance good agriculture and opportunities for locally grown products.”
Funding partners for this project were The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), Somerset County Agriculture Development Board, Township of Bedminster and Lamington Conservancy.
“The Lamington Conservancy is very pleased to have participated in fulfilling Mrs. Lorillard’s wishes of having Bindon Farm preserved. It is one of her many legacies,” said Jason Andris, Trustee, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey and Trustee, Lamington Conservancy.