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


Upcoming Event


Learn the ABCs of RVGA!

RVGA is kicking off a little competition we’re calling the ABC’s of RVGA! This friendly game is offered to help you – our friends, supporters, lurkers and loved ones – get to know more about our farming community. There will be prizes. From A to Z, questions will be posted based on a consecutive letter … Continue reading Learn the ABCs of RVGA!

Today is Hudson Valley Gives! Join RVGA for a special one-day fundraising challenge…

Hudson Valley Gives is an annual, 24-hour online event to harness the power of peer-to-peer fundraising and social media to benefit local non-profit organizations based in Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties. In the spirit of today’s community fundraising challenge, we ‘re offering some fun incentives to help you press that “donate” button! All online … Continue reading Today is Hudson Valley Gives! Join RVGA for a special one-day fundraising challenge…


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.