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

Living The Sweet Life – Damn Good Honey Farm

Farming couple Jennifer and Keith Duarte are the proud owners of Damn Good Honey Farm, our March Featured Growers. Founded in 2015, Damn Good Honey Farm’s mission is to increase the number of people working with bees and awareness of the challenges they face today. Read on to learn more about Keith and Jennifer’s farming … Continue reading Living The Sweet Life – Damn Good Honey Farm

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Upcoming Event

Catskill Native Nursery Wildflower Festival & Heirloom Seedling Sale

RV Grower Member Catskill Native Nursery will be hosting a WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL AND HEIRLOOM SEEDLING SALE on May 20 & 21 from 9AM to 5PM. Below is an excerpt from their Special Events page about some of the fun and exciting things they will be offering during the festival! * FREE ADMISSION / PETS NOT … Continue reading Catskill Native Nursery Wildflower Festival & Heirloom Seedling Sale

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RVGA NEWS

Ag Tax Incentives and Ag District Workshop (26 Jan 2017, Marbletown) -Takeaways and Useful Links

Over 40 growers and landowners gathered at the Marbletown Communty Center on January 26th, to participate in an Ag Tax Incentives & Ag District Workshop, hosted by RVGA in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County. (Part of our  “Farmer to Farmer” 2017 Winter Workshop series) The two-hour program, moderated by RVGA Executive Director … Continue reading Ag Tax Incentives and Ag District Workshop (26 Jan 2017, Marbletown) -Takeaways and Useful Links

Thank You for a Wonderful Harvest Hoedown

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at the 2016 Harvest Hoedown and helped make the event such a success! We can’t thank you enough and are already looking forward to the next Harvest Hoedown in 2017! The RVGA Harvest Hoedown is the Harvest Event of the Season in the heart of the … Continue reading Thank You for a Wonderful Harvest Hoedown

 

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.