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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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A New Chapter Begins at RVGA: Executive Director Deborah DeWan passes the baton to Carol L. Reiser

Since its formation in 2003, the Rondout Valley Growers Association (RVGA) has been providing a voice for local farming. Started as a small, farmer-led group conceived by Founding President Bruce Davenport and founding board member Fabia Wargin, RVGA has been building support for the farm community, and continues to grow. And since 2012 Deborah DeWan … Continue reading A New Chapter Begins at RVGA: Executive Director Deborah DeWan passes the baton to Carol L. Reiser

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Celebrated Chef and RVGA Board Member John Novi Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On Sunday June 11th, John Novi– Legendary Master Chef and nationally recognized pioneer in the Farm-to-Table Movement — received the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from Mohonk Consultations! It was an incredible event;  a full house and then some. Leave it to John to bring out a warm and connected crowd! And to arrange with Mohonk’s … Continue reading Celebrated Chef and RVGA Board Member John Novi Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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Thank You For A Successful RVGA Spring Forward Campaign and Open House!

We are delighted to report that  from Earth Day through Memorial Day, our Spring Forward campaign raised over $4,000 in donations and pledges.  We are so grateful to all our  supporters,  including  our sponsor the Rondout Esopus Land Conservancy, who generously donated $500 towards gas costs for our Farm to Food Pantry truck . Thank … Continue reading Thank You For A Successful RVGA Spring Forward Campaign and Open House!

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Save The Date! RVGA Harvest Hoedown: Saturday, September 23rd – Marbletown Park, Tongore Road

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Hudson Valley Gives: On May 17th, Show Your Support Online for RVGA and Other Local Nonprofits!

BOOKMARK THIS LINK AND SUPPORT RVGA ONLINE WITH A DONATION FOR HUDSON VALLEY GIVES! Special 24 hr online donation challenge Wednesday, May 17th, midnight to 11:59 am https://www.hvgives.org/organizations/rvga-inc-rondout-valley-growers-association Support RVGA on Hudson Valley Gives day of giving  this Wednesday, May 17th  Hudson Valley Gives is an annual,  24- hour long online event seeking to harness the power … Continue reading Hudson Valley Gives: On May 17th, Show Your Support Online for RVGA and Other Local Nonprofits!

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Ag Tax Incentives and Ag District Workshop (26 Jan 2017, Marbletown) -Takeaways and Useful Links

Over 40 growers and landowners gathered at the Marbletown Communty Center on January 26th, to participate in an Ag Tax Incentives & Ag District Workshop, hosted by RVGA in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County. (Part of our  “Farmer to Farmer” 2017 Winter Workshop series) The two-hour program, moderated by RVGA Executive Director … Continue reading Ag Tax Incentives and Ag District Workshop (26 Jan 2017, Marbletown) -Takeaways and Useful Links

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