Cheryl Rogowski

Rogowski Farm

Cheryl Rogowski is a second-generation family farmer from the black dirt region of Pine Island in Warwick, Orange County, New York.  Her farm, Rogowski Farm, grows over 250 varieties of produce on 150 acres and includes a prepared food business called Black Dirt Gourmet.  The Rogowski Farm is a pioneer in the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement and is credited with starting the first low income CSA in NY state.  In 2004, Cheryl was the first American farmer awarded a MacArthur Genius Award.