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

Receiving the award on behalf of RVGA are its President Nicholas Cipollone and Executive Director Deborah DeWan. Photo by Patty Matteson.

2016 Distinguished Achievement Awarded to the Rondout Valley Growers Association

Please come celebrate the Rondout Valley Grower’s Association (RVGA) and their mission of strengthening ties between the Rondout Valley’s farms and the local community.

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RVGA NEWS

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Locally Known, Locally Grown: 10 Good Reasons to Buy Locally Grown Food*

Read more about why buying local food supports all of us.

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Calling all fans of local farms and music lovers!

Sunday, April 24th there will be a world premier not to be missed: a musical celebration of our agricultural heritage. Find out more!

 

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.