A project of Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation


On this page you will find helpful information and tools for navigating your local food system and supporting Hudson Valley farmers!

Hudson Valley Bounty Resources

Local Foods Glossary

Hudson Valley Bounty's Local Foods Glossary is a helpful guide to understanding local food and agriculture terminology. Use this tool as a reference when looking through directory listings.

Farm and Food Certifications

This list will help you to better understand food labels, certifications, and claims such as 'Certified Organic' or 'Certified Naturally Grown.'

Seasonality Chart

A consumer-friendly reference guide to which fruits and vegetables are currently in season.

Local Tourism Offices

Other Resources

Taste NY

Taste NY is an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013to promote New York’s food and beverage industries. It is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair. The program has also opened stores at Thruway rest stops along the state’s highways and in transportation hubs, enabling travelers to buy New York State’s homegrown and homemade products.

Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation

The Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC)is the only economic development agency in the Hudson Valley with a specific focus on the viability of the agricultural economy in the region. HVADC’s charge is to enhance the agricultural sector in the Hudson Valley by assisting both new and existing agri-businesses, and supporting policies and regulations that recognize and support New York State’s agricultural economy.

Our services are carefully designed to promote the Hudson Valley as an attractive, viable region for agriculture and to foster growth and development of the agricultural sector through a creative program or marketing, promotion and the provision and coordination of financial and other resources. We are a not-for-profit organization with offices in Hudson, New York, enabling us to work closely with a variety of public and private partners throughout the Hudson Valley.