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

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

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Upcoming Event

RVGA Farmer Event: Saunderskill Farm / Hudson Valley Draft Horse Spring Plow (Sat. April 28)

Hudson Valley Draft Horse Spring Plow 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Field Plowing, Wagon Rides, Craft Vendors. Country Demonstrations, Live Music, Food, Games for kids and so much more. For vendor information please contact Robin 845 294 9016, or email  dmjure33@frontiernet.net

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RVGA NEWS

DRAFT FARM BILL (House), As of April 12, 2018 – Notes from NSAC & American Farmland Trust

Notes below are from our friend at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC),   Ariana Taylor-Stanley | Northeast Regional Organizer, Northeast Farm Bill Organizing Project – In partnership with American Farmland Trust. Here is NSAC’s press release on the draft bill as a whole. Here is a statement from American Farmland Trust on the draft bill. Here … Continue reading DRAFT FARM BILL (House), As of April 12, 2018 – Notes from NSAC & American Farmland Trust

RVGA Annual Farmer Dinner Recap

About 35 farmers, presenters, RVGA Board members and staff gathered on March 15 at the  Rondout Municipal Center’s Blackboard Bistro to catch up with each other, meet new members, and hear about the latest strategic developments at RVGA. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, Peggy Elkins of Farm Family Insurance Solutions and Richard … Continue reading RVGA Annual Farmer Dinner Recap

 

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.