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  • State Joins Nine Pin Ciderworks for Annual Event to Promote New York Farm Cideries State Joins Nine Pin Ciderworks for Annual Event to Promote New York Farm Cideries Yesterday at 5:52 PM

    Hudson Valley Bounty member Samascott Orchards was the original apple supplier to Nine Pine Ciderworks. Happy third anniversary Nine Pin, from all of us at HVB!...

  • National Farm Viability Conference - May 22-24, 2017 National Farm Viability Conference - May 22-24, 2017 February 13, 2017

    The National Farm Viability Conference is geared towards professionals in the fields of farm and food business planning, financial planning, agricultural financing, farmland conservation, agricultural market development, and food hub management....

  • Back to the Future Farm, HVADC's Incubator Without Walls client, featured in Edible Manhattan. Back to the Future Farm, HVADC's Incubator Without Walls client, featured in Edible Manhattan. January 30, 2017

    Back to the Future Farm, HVADC's Incubator Without Walls client, featured in Edible Manhattan....

  • Food and Farm Business Accelerator (FFBA) Networking Event Food and Farm Business Accelerator (FFBA) Networking Event January 30, 2017

    In early January 2017, participants in the inaugural FFBA class met for a networking event to introduce them to possible business partners and mentors. ...

  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Good Food Awards! Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Good Food Awards! January 30, 2017

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Good Food Awards!...

  • New York Grown & Certified Funding Opportunities for Farmers New York Grown & Certified Funding Opportunities for Farmers December 23, 2016

    New York Grown & Certified Funding Opportunities for Farmers...

  • Governor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Buy Local Trees this Holiday Season Governor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Buy Local Trees this Holiday Season December 08, 2016

    $8 Million Economic Impact from New York's Christmas Tree IndustryThree Upstate Trees Selected to be Displayed in Albany and New York City...

  • First-come, First Serve; Free Energy Audits for Farms First-come, First Serve; Free Energy Audits for Farms December 08, 2016

    Energy costs are a big expense for New York farms, and figuring out how to reduce energy consumption through new energy efficiency and renewable technologies can be daunting.  But now farms can get a roadmap to energy savings by taking advantage of a limited offer from the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYSERDA is now offering farms and on-farm producers free energy audits that provide recommendations for energy efficiency measures and renewable energy through the Agriculture Energy Audit Program (AEAP).  These free audits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until the end of 2017. Finding out what can be done to reduce energy consumption is the first step.  Once you have your roadmap, Energize NY PACE financing can make recommended energy improvements affordable and cost effective.  Energize NY can finance up to 100% of the cost of recommended energy improvements over long terms up to 20 years at affordable interest rates.  Unlike traditional loan products, Energize NY PACE finance is repaid through an annual tax on the property tax bill which automatically transfers in the event that the farm is sold. Eligibility for PACE financing is not based on the standard credit measures, but rather on the...

  • Innovation Grows Local Food Economies in New York State Innovation Grows Local Food Economies in New York State October 14, 2016

    Consumers expect a lot from local food. They want it to be fresh, healthy and raised responsibly. They want it to be affordable and convenient. And, they want their purchase to support local farmers....

  • Westchester County Business Journal - Hudson Valley agency launches accelerator for region's food businesses Westchester County Business Journal - Hudson Valley agency launches accelerator for region's food businesses July 08, 2016

    A new agribusiness accelerator program wants to help farmers and food and drink entrepreneurs scale their businesses. ...

  • Edible Hudson Valley - Women on the Edge: The Virtues of Herb Farms Edible Hudson Valley - Women on the Edge: The Virtues of Herb Farms July 08, 2016

    In the preface to Euell Gibbon's seminal 1966 book, Stalking the Healthful Herbs, Elizabeth C. Hall, then the associate curator of education at the New York Botanical Garden, wrote: "In all parts of the world, native plants exist that possess or have been thought to possess virtues that appeal to the cook, the medicine man, and the witch doctor."...

  • Edible Hudson Valley - Applestone Meat Company: A Whole New Animal Edible Hudson Valley - Applestone Meat Company: A Whole New Animal July 08, 2016

    Joshua Applestone has been on the front lines of a revolution and lived to tell about it. When the former vegan and his wife, Jessica, opened Fleisher's Grass-Fed & Organic Meats in uptown Kingston in 2004, the concept of a shop that sold locally, humanely raised animals, broken down by expertly trained butchers, was revolutionary....

  • The Valley Table - Hudson Valley Vodka The Valley Table - Hudson Valley Vodka June 01, 2016

    In the United States, by legal definition vodka is "without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color," and domestic distillations of vodka are required to reach a minimum of 190 proof (95 percent alcohol)....

  • The Valley Table: Growing Agriculture in the Hudson Valley The Valley Table: Growing Agriculture in the Hudson Valley December 01, 2015

    Starting a business is always a tricky proposition, but starting an agriculture-based business can be especially difficult....