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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!

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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…

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Join our Spring Fundraising Challenge, and Learn The ABCs of RVGA!

Celebrate Spring with RVGA by opening the windows and filling your lungs with farm-fresh air; getting your hands in the dirt and plant something from one of our member greenhouses, nurseries or farm stands; signing up for a CSA (if you haven’t already); consulting our Food & Farm Finder to find a farm you want … Continue reading Join our Spring Fundraising Challenge, and Learn The ABCs of RVGA!

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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

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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

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The Ulster Co. 2018 Ag District Application Window is Now Open! (March 1-30)

Attention, Ulster County residents who own farmland –The Ulster County Planning Board is now considering applications from qualifying landowners to be included as a NYS Certified Ag District! The Planning Board’s deadline for receiving completed applications is March 30, 2018. For more information on the Ag District Inclusion process, or to request an application form, … Continue reading The Ulster Co. 2018 Ag District Application Window is Now Open! (March 1-30)

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There’s Still Time To Show Your Love For Local Food & Farming This Year, With A Tax-Deductible Gift to RVGA!

Winter has just begun,  but RVGA is already sowing seeds for next year’s growth! Make a Tax-Deductible Contribution By December 31 to help build our capacity to support our farmers and the Rondout Valley’s Living Economy, in 2018 and Beyond! Your charitable contribution is as important to us as nutrient-rich soil, rain, sunshine and oxygen … Continue reading There’s Still Time To Show Your Love For Local Food & Farming This Year, With A Tax-Deductible Gift to RVGA!

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This Giving Season, Join the Movement And Help RVGA Sow Seeds For Growth!

As we now enter the heart of the holiday and gift-giving season, make RVGA a charitable priority and help us achieve our ambitious goal of raising $5,000 dollars by December 31st. These funds will build capacity to nurture already existing projects, like our highly-successful Farm-to Food-Pantry Program, which provided 73,239 pounds of produce this year – … Continue reading This Giving Season, Join the Movement And Help RVGA Sow Seeds For Growth!

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Thank You For A Beautiful Harvest Hoedown!

RVGA’s 15th Annual Harvest Hoedown has now come and gone, but the beautiful memories  of farm-fresh food shared with friends and neighbors, a rousing “Zucchini 500” parade, and lively music that had us kicking our heels and swinging our partners  well into the night, will remain with us for some time to come. We are deeply grateful … Continue reading Thank You For A Beautiful Harvest Hoedown!

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2017 Harvest Hoedown – Tickets Now Available!

Kick up your heels and swing your partner – the RVGA Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue is back! Join farmers and neighbors on Saturday, September 23 (4-9, rain or shine!), at Marbletown (“Tongore”) Park, to celebrate local food & farming. There will be fun for everyone – a tractor collection, Zucchini 500 Race, pumpkin … Continue reading 2017 Harvest Hoedown – Tickets Now Available!

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