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!
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at the 2016 Harvest Hoedown and helped make the event such a success! We can’t thank you enough and are already looking forward to the next Harvest Hoedown in 2017! The RVGA Harvest Hoedown is the Harvest Event of the Season in the heart of the … Continue reading Thank You for a Wonderful Harvest Hoedown
Unsung Heroes was a special event on which the RVGA collaborated with the nonprofit group SageArts, which has a wonderful program. They pair elders in our community with local songwriters who, over a period of months, each meet with an elder and then write a song about the elder’s life. The songs are then performed live by … Continue reading Unsung Heroes Short Film and CD+DVD News