Help local farms survive the coronavirus! To provide us with safe, healthy, fresh food, our farmers must innovate now to survive. Our small farms are hard-pressed to grow the food we need while changing their business models on the fly. Innovation requires money! That’s why your farmers need you to support this GoFundMe.
Your guide to news of Rondout Valley Growers- It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for many farms to close up for the winter months and that the holiday season is just around the corner. As you’re decorating, planning your menus, and getting ready to spend time withyour loved ones, don’t forget that many RVGA farms … Continue reading Farmscape Newsletter
Our Farm to Food Pantry Program makes us feel so proud to be a part of this amazing community! Here’s some data from our partners at Family of Woodstock Inc: So far this year, 36 growers/donors have contributed 120,610 pounds of produce, most of which was distributed to 52 food pantries, shelters, and feeding programs in … Continue reading Farm to Food Pantry
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!
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…
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!
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
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
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)
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!