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Wool and Tai Chi Now at Zfarms in Dover Plains

Zachary Elwood

Zfarms, in Dover Plains, now offers a free, drop-in Sunset Tai Chi class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Sunday. The all-levels class is conducted by Christopher Kiely, a tai chi and martial arts master with 25 years of experience.

Zachary Elwood, farm manager for Zfarms, calls the class a “unique outdoor experience on the field of our beautiful organic farm, with a view of pastures and mountains.”

A certified organic farm, Zfarms conducts diversified operations, including livestock, poultry, vegetables, fruits and berries.

“All our meat products, including beef, lamb, poultry and eggs, are certified grass-fed,” Elwood says. “Our animals are humanely raised on green pastures, free from hormones, antibiotics and chemical de-wormers. We started certified organic wool products, including pillows and comforters, utilizing wool from our sheep.”

Zfarms gives farm tours and offers “pick your own” eggs, berries and vegetables. Its

farm stand is open six days a week (closed Wednesdays) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It also sells its products at the Pawling Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Zfarms ships via UPS to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Location: Zfarms , 355 Poplar Hill Rd, Dover Plains, NY. For more info, call 845.625.4798 or email [email protected], or visit To learn more about Christopher Kiely or his Sunset Tai Chi classes at the farm, email him at [email protected] or visit

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