Promoting Regional Food

Our Hudson Valley Food program creates and implements collaborative projects with food and farming professionals that enhance our region’s unique identity and agricultural viability.

Hudson Valley Food Feature

The opportunities and expanded markets that we initiate for regional food are helping to ensure that local farms endure. Glynwood’s Cider Project, Cider Week events and the New York Cider Association that we helped to create are collaborative efforts that have nearly doubled the number of craft cideries in the Hudson Valley in just two years.

We facilitate similarly beneficial educational experiences and partnerships among food producers and culinary professionals, including: Kitchen Cultivars, a collaboration between local farms and chefs to utilize regionally produced seeds; workshops in value-added food production; and a CSA Coalition of farmers to address needs that are specific to their business model.