Every week throughout November the Accokeek Foundation will present video profiles of one of its many “Faces of the Farm.” These videos allow you to get a closer, behind-the-scenes look at some of the faces you see around the National Colonial Farm and Ecosystem Farm at Piscataway Park every day. Meet them virtually, then meet them in person by visiting the farm daily, from dusk to dawn.
Kicking off this video series is the profile of Livestock Manager, Polly Festa. Polly is in charge of the farm’s heritage livestock program. Originally from New York State, Polly grew up on a dairy farm and when asked about it she freely admits, “It’s in my blood.” Here in Accokeek, she takes care of Red Devon Cattle, Ossabaw Hogs, Hog Island Sheep, as well as various kinds of heritage breed poultry.
We invite you to get a closer look at the Accokeek Foundation’s heritage livestock preservation program by seeing Polly in her element and behind the scenes in this inaugural edition of Faces of the Farm!