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


Search our directory to find produce, products, or services offered by the Rondout Valley Growers.
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We depend on donations, grants & volunteers to keep farming strong. donateThank you for your generous support.

Featured Grower

Blake of Arrowood Farms

Arrowood Farms

Arrowood Farms is a small specialty hops and duck farm just outside of Accord, raising seven varieties of heritage breed ducks and growing seven different types of hops. They are also brewing their own farmhouse ales, and recently received their Farm Brewery License.

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Upcoming Event

Harvest Hoedown and famous local food barbecue

Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue 2016

SAVE THE DATE! The Harvest Event of the Season! Celebrating farmers and farming in the heart of the Rondout Valley. Join us at our 14th annual local food barbecue and dance we’ll be serving our famous farm-to-table feast. Fun for everyone–tractor collection, Zuchinni 500 Race, pumpkin decorating, and more! Live music afternoon and evening by … Continue reading Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue 2016

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RVGA NEWS

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Harvest Hoedown and Local Food Barbecue September 24, 2016

The Harvest Event of the Season! Celebrating farmers and farming in the heart of the Rondout Valley. Join us at our 14th annual local food barbecue and dance we’ll be serving our famous farm-to-table feast. Fun for everyone–tractor collection, Zuchinni 500 Race, pumpkin decorating, and more! Live music afternoon and evening by Rich Hines and … Continue reading Harvest Hoedown and Local Food Barbecue September 24, 2016

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Unsung Heroes: Honoring Elder Farmers

This short video was made for the public performance of songs created for Unsung Heroes, a project created by SageArts in collaboration with RVGA.

 

Volunteering for RVGA

Become a Volunteer

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