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

Bell’s Christmas Trees

Nestled in the heart of the Rondout Valley which lies between the Shawangunk Ridge and the foothills of the Catskills, Bell’s Christmas Trees (on Mettacahonts Road, in Accord) is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary in November! To mark this important milestone, RVGA has made Bell’s Christmas Trees it’s Featured Grower. Gordon and Paula Bell, along with … Continue reading Bell’s Christmas Trees

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Upcoming Event

FSMA & GAP Grower Training (CCE of Sullivan County)

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) & Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Grower Training is a two-day program that will be held on Monday, Feb. 27th and Tuesday, Feb. 28th. from 8:30-4:00 pm. Over the course of this workshop, fruit and vegetable growers and other farmers will learn about: FSMA Produce Safety Rule and GAPs Co-management … Continue reading FSMA & GAP Grower Training (CCE of Sullivan County)

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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.