Just as there is a diversity of growers, there is a diversity of ways that RVGA collaborates to keep farming strong. We appreciate the ongoing involvement of so many organizations, foundations, institutions and individuals. From technical expertise to financial support, from farm advocacy to institutional partnerships, we are grateful to the following:
American Farmland Trust is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. As the vital link among farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, we’re focused on ensuring the availability of the land that provides fresh food, a healthy environment and lasting rural landscapes.
Chefs Consortium is a a greater Hudson Valley educational non-profit dedicated to sharing the joys of local foods.
The Common Ground Harvest Celebration is about bringing people together, recognizing our common ground, and celebrating our shared vision for the Rondout Valley as a healthy, creative, regenerative and sustainable community now and for years to come in an inclusive, fun, and collaborative atmosphere.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County has been sharing research based knowledge with the residents of Ulster County since 1913.
Since 1970, FAMILY has been an anchor for area residents- a place where people are respectful and caring, and where the search for solutions is creative and tireless. FAMILY’s shelters, emergency food pantries, court advocates, counseling and case management services, hotlines, and child care supports all work together to help people achieve the changes they seek.
The Hudson Valley Bounty (HVB) is a project of the HVADC designed to promote local foods throughout the Hudson Valley region. The mission of HVB is to promote and support networking connections between local agricultural producers and culinary businesses, while educating the community about the preservation of local farms and the use of local and regional sustainable food products. Covering Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties, the Bounty’s website includes 276 farms, 251 restaurants, and 29 markets.
Local Economies Project The mission of the Local Economies Project (LEP) is to build an equitable and ecologically resilient food system in the Hudson Valley. Toward this end, we develop programming, act as a convener in the regional food and farming economy, and provide grant funding. LEP’s land based project, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, is a non-profit center for resilient agriculture located on 1,255 acres of prime farmland in Hurley, NY.
Mohonk Consultations helps bring about a clearer understanding of the interrelationship of all life on earth, emphasizing the need for sustainable use of all the earth’s resources, including the human community, and supports the development of practical means to do so.
The Open Space Institute protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands and sustain communities.
Re>Think Local is a nonprofit collaborative of locally owned independent businesses, artists, farmers, and nonprofits working to co-create a better Hudson Valley: vibrant, sustainable, locally rooted and human scale, with equal concern for people, planet, and prosperity.
The Rondout Valley Business Association is a membership-based group of businesses, organizations, and individuals dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Rondout Valley and to promote the region as a destination for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who visit the Hudson Valley region each year.
Sage Arts is an intergenerational arts project located in New York’s Hudson Valley that promotes social inclusion and dignity for elders in our communities. We pair elders with local artists to collaborate on original songs that define and celebrate their life experiences. The songs are then performed at concerts, enabling elders and the wider community to share in an intergenerational celebration of moving art. SageArts inspires and invigorates our elders, who are no longer viewed through the lens of their physical limitations and needs, reminding the community of the incredible value they have.
Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history. Their mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourage the voice and vision of individual women artists, provide professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.
We are very grateful to the following organizations for their support of our programs.