The Hamlet Organic Farm (HOG) in Brookhaven Hamlet was approved for acquisition at the latest Suffolk County Legislature's general meeting. County Legislator Kate Browning has been aggressively pursuing the purchase of farmland development rights in the third legislative district. The legislator secured the unanimous support of her colleagues.
The farm lot of this purchase, now know as Long Meadow, was originally one of the farm lots of the Burnett farm of Beaver Dam road. Long Meadow was the most northerly of the lots, stretching westward from Old Stump road. The Burnett farm included farm lots both north and south of Beaver Dam road, the homestead on Beaver Dam road, and several barns. The last of the barns was destroyed by fire on 18 January 2010. The Hamlet Organic Garden occupies all of the westerly lot where the barn stood, and the western portion of Long Meadow. Click here for more information on the Burnett farm.