Welcome

Welcome!

Long before the earliest European settlers arrived, native peoples tilled the rich soils of the Rondout Valley, a fertile floodplain stretching from Kingston to Ellenville, between the Catskill Mountains and the Shawangunk Ridge. Today the Rondout Valley yields over 17 million pounds of food each year – plus flowers and herbs, nursery stock and Christmas trees, livestock and horse farms, and much more.

Our Local Farmers and Growers
Provide us with high-quality, fresh, safe, local food
Preserve local agricultural open space
Protect the Valley’s fertile agricultural soils
Raise livestock for food, work and recreation
Connect farms to schools and children
Reduce our carbon footprint
Increase the health and well-being of the community

The Rondout Valley Growers Association (RVGA) supports our farming community – a diverse array of over 60 farms from 13th-generation families to newcomers. We are supported in our mission by local businesses, residents and the community to:
Strengthen farms and our local economy
Support innovative farming practices
Help bring food security to underserved populations
Build community among farmers, and between farmers, neighbors, schools and beyond
Educate, celebrate and advocate about the importance of local food and local farms


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We depend on donations, grants & volunteers to keep farming strong. donateThank you for your generous support.

Featured Grower

Let it snow, let it snow…let it grow (indoors)! – Hudson Valley Vertical Farms

The first hard frost in late October/ November generally marks the end of the growing season for most fruit and vegetable farmers in the Rondout Valley. But for this month’s Featured Farmer, chilly Autumn is when growing activities kick into high gear! Meet Kathy Puffer, owner of Hudson Valley Vertical Farms (HVVF), which uses an … Continue reading Let it snow, let it snow…let it grow (indoors)! – Hudson Valley Vertical Farms

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This Giving Season, Join the Movement And Help RVGA Sow Seeds For Growth!

As we now enter the heart of the holiday and gift-giving season, make RVGA a charitable priority and help us achieve our ambitious goal of raising $5,000 dollars by December 31st. These funds will build capacity to nurture already existing projects, like our highly-successful Farm-to Food-Pantry Program, which provided 73,239 pounds of produce this year – … Continue reading This Giving Season, Join the Movement And Help RVGA Sow Seeds For Growth!

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RVGA NEWS

This Giving Season, Join the Movement And Help RVGA Sow Seeds For Growth!

As we now enter the heart of the holiday and gift-giving season, make RVGA a charitable priority and help us achieve our ambitious goal of raising $5,000 dollars by December 31st. These funds will build capacity to nurture already existing projects, like our highly-successful Farm-to Food-Pantry Program, which provided 73,239 pounds of produce this year – … Continue reading This Giving Season, Join the Movement And Help RVGA Sow Seeds For Growth!

Thank You For A Beautiful Harvest Hoedown!

RVGA’s 15th Annual Harvest Hoedown has now come and gone, but the beautiful memories  of farm-fresh food shared with friends and neighbors, a rousing “Zucchini 500” parade, and lively music that had us kicking our heels and swinging our partners  well into the night, will remain with us for some time to come. We are deeply grateful … Continue reading Thank You For A Beautiful Harvest Hoedown!

 

Volunteering for RVGA

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Volunteering is a great way to support Rondout Valley farmers and our mission. Find out more by visiting our volunteer page.