After working in the dairy division at Cornell Cooperative Extension for six years, Zaid Kurdieh and his wife Haifa decided to open their own certified organic farm in 1998. Starting with just a half acre behind their house, their vision of supporting the community has become a reality and now they farm over 200 acres. Norwich Meadows Farm produces food that is free of harsh chemicals and is grown using natural fertilizers. Realizing the health of the earth’s resources is paramount in the production of food, they have made a promise to always strive to preserve their agricultural land, and to use it in a manner that is economically, ecologically, and ethically sound.