"The county is currently working on a plan for the farm," reads a post on the farm's Facebook page. "We would like to thank everyone for the support over the last five years."
Financial support for the farm ended last year, David Propper reports in this Putnam Examiner story. The Whipple family and Preserve Putnam, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the historical architectural character and natural environment of the county, have overseen the farm in recent years.
All of the rare farm animals—Patch featured many of them in this video from May 2013—have been sold, according to a statement from the farm.
Tilly Foster hosted community gatherings throughout the year, including events like the Christmas Craft Fair and Spring Fling.
The Putnam County Antique Machinery Association’s collection of antique tractors and equipment will remain at the farm. The Rock and Roll Museum will be open to the public on certain weekend days through the winter. Call 845-225-9135 for more information.
What are your thoughts on this chapter in the farm's history? One Tilly Foster volunteer shared her feelings on the closing here. Another Patch user sounded off here, and one more here. Have your say in the comments section below.