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Movin' On Up

By Colleen Stewart, The Valley Table

DONNA HAMMOND CHOSE TO RELOCATE her much-loved Hudson Street Cafe to a completely different venue when her lease expired late last year. The new spot—a busy, commercial stretch of Rt. 52 in the Town of Newburgh—is a far cry from the quiet, sidewalk cafe-style setting of Cornwall-on-Hudson, but Hammond sees good things happening with the move.

“I wanted it to be a really nice space, a space I could be proud of,” she says, adding that one significant change will be a beer and wine license that “will give us more opportunities to work with local producers, especially the breweries, wineries and cideries in the area. I am really looking forward...

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BY ANISSE GROSS / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAMON JACOBY | MARCH 20, 2017

Edible Hudson Valley no. 33 Spring 2017

Standing out here, you might not know you were just 90 minutes from Manhattan. Nestled in the heart of New York’s Orange County, the “Black Dirt Region” holds roughly 26,000 acres of the most fertile soil in the country. This miracle soil, black as night, is what remains of a glacial lake that melted 12,000 years ago. It’s illegal to sell and coveted by the farmers who understand its gifts.

A DEEP DISCOVERY

Initially called “The Drowned Lands,” the swampy bog left by the melted lake wasn’t utilized by the first wave of British and Dutch immigrants, because they were unaware that a gold mine...

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Scientists predict that farming as we know it will become more difficult.

URBANA, Ill. — Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that farming as we know it will become more difficult.

Scientists infer the impact on agriculture based on predictions of rainfall, drought intensity, and weather volatility. Until now, however, the average farmer may not have been able to put predictions like these into practice. A new University of Illinois study puts climate change predictions in terms that farmers are used to: field...

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Bill would encourage greater donations of fresh, local food to New Yorkers 

A broad coalition of New York legislators, farmers, anti-hunger and environmental advocates asked Governor Cuomo to step up to the dinner plate and fund the Farm to Food Bank bill (S.1606/A.6192) in the final New York State budget. The group held a joint press conference on the bill at the Capitol in Albany.The bipartisan legislation, which has tremendous support in the legislature, would provide a refundable tax credit to farmers of 25% of the wholesale value of donated food up to $5,000 annually. The money would partially offset...

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'Estimate' connects you with a database of photographs of diseased leaves - 

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Tool gives freeze warning for apple farmers who may want to take action.

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Spring is in the air! On the heels of this year’s CSA Sign-Up Day, a multi-faceted promotional campaign that served to launch the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition, the Hudson River Exchange has announced a series of CSA fairs throughout the region, beginning on Saturday, March 18, in Hudson, NY.  

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Hudson Valley Bounty member Raven & Boar have a new cookbook! Take a look!

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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!

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

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Good Food Awards!

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New York Grown & Certified Funding Opportunities for Farmers

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$8 Million Economic Impact from New York's Christmas Tree Industry

Three Upstate Trees Selected to be Displayed in Albany and New York City


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