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Our team of volunteers is committed to a bright future for historic Patterson Farm, settled in 1683 by Quaker Immigrant Thomas Janney. We take our convictions and turn them into action for preservation. Please join us as we celebrate our history and work toward a sustainable future.
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Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work to save this important historic site from the ravages of time, neighbors of the farm incorporated in 2015 to provide the governing body of Lower Makefield Township with sensible solutions for restoration.
We've consistently grown thanks to the helping hands and caring hearts of our supporters who BELIEVE in preservation.
Our mission is the perpetual preservation and responsible management of Patterson Farm, settled by Thomas Janney & family in 1683.
Now owned by Lower Makefield Township and named in honor of its former owners Thomas & Alice Patterson, the farms compelling history, rich natural resources and eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places make it an irreplaceable Pennsylvania landmark.
We stand for preservation! We've gathered 4000+ signatures on our Petition For Preservation. We're strong advocates for local agriculture and history.
For years our members steadfastly lobbied Lower Makefield Township officials for a farmland preservation easement to protect Patterson Farms precious land. That easement was finally achieved in 2017, protecting a majority of the farm.
We've exposed illegal discharge of industrial waste water on Patterson Farm by former tenant Brightfarms, leading the PA DEP to issue a fine for violation of Clean Streams Act
There's much to do and our numbers are growing. Since our incorporation in 2015, Patterson Farm Preservation members have collaborated with citizens, businesses and civic organizations to further the cause for farm preservation, generate funds and bring educational events to the public. The "Friends of Patterson Farm Preservation" on social media number over 2,500. Contact us to lend your talent to this worthy effort.
Here in Bucks County, PA agriculture is our heritage and future. Patterson Farm land has continuously produced food for 337 years. The abundantly-fertile Patterson Farm soil is currently rented to the Stewart family, local farmers who have a 5-generation legacy of growing award-winning produce. They are committed to responsible stewardship of the land.
Produce grown on Patterson Farm is available at the Charlann Farms farm store at 586 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA.
Patterson Farms open fields, wetlands and woodlands host an array of wildlife. Photography enthusiasts, artists and nature lovers enjoy the open vistas where they are likely to spot songbirds, amphibians, raptors, waterfowl and mammals. Patterson Farm is a place of refuge for the animals who share our world. Patterson Farm enthusiasts enjoy the serenity of its bucolic open spaces.
Long ago Native Americans made their home on the land we now know as Patterson Farm. In 1683 Quaker immigrant Thomas Janney and his family arrived from England to escape religious persecution. For more than three centuries Patterson Farm has endured. Each successive owner has added their unique contribution to the farms history. Those contributions write the pages of history that tell the American story. Our goal today is to continue that story and preserve the farm so future generations can add their story, too! Visit our timeline page for more information about the farms history.
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Agriculture is our heritage and our future.