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2021 Hudson Valley Farmers Markets

Maybe you're not ready to go spades blazing and plant a victory garden that sustains you and your neighbors through the apocalypse, a global pandemic, or another World War (hey, Iran), but you still value local produce.

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A Growing Concern

Hudson Valley Farmers Face the Climate Crisis
From increasing pest problems to less productive plants, climate change is creating problems for local farmers.

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2021 Hudson Valley CSA Farms

Browse the directory below to find a local CSA.
This network of over 110 CSA farms spanning 15 counties is committed to making CSA a familiar and accessible option for everyone in the Hudson Valley.

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Soul Fire Farm: A Small Farm with a Radical Racial Justice Mission

Liberation on the Land: A Manifesto from Naima Penniman
We talk with Naima Penniman, program director director at Soul Fire Farm, about the BIPOC-centered community farm’s efforts to end racism and injustice in the food system through training and creating equitable food distribution networks.Words by Naima Penniman, interviewed by Elodie Tacnet

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The Best Corn Mazes in the Hudson Valley

Want to get the bejesus scared outta you? Or maybe you're just looking for a quiet place to while away the hours in the crisp autumn air. Corn mazes are a hallmark of fall upstate and something local farms pride themselves on. Here are six of the best corn mazes in the Hudson Valley, including one super scary option.

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2020-2021 Winter CSAs in the Hudson Valley

Want to keep sourcing your veggies, meat, dairy, and eggs locally all winter long? No problem. Here's a list of Hudson Valley farms offering winter CSAs to make your life a little easier (and tastier).

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Autumn is for Apple Picking: Best U-Pick Apple Orchards in the Hudson Valley

Don't let fall come and go without getting out there and picking a peck or a bushel of apples. While there seem to be orchards all over the place, we've rounded up some staff and reader faves for best places to pick your own apples in the Hudson Valley.

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The Hudson Valley's Best U-Pick Pumpkin Patches

A trip to the pumpkin patch should be a required fall activity. The Hudson Valley is glowing red, orange, and gold in peak foliage season and local farms and orchards are primed for picking. Here are some of the best spots to U-Pick pumpkins in the Hudson Valley.

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Poll: Fave Farms for Fall Fun

Vote for your favorite Hudson Valley U-pick orchard, pumpkin patch, and corn maze.

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How to Get in on Red Maple Vineyard's Limited Fall Wine and Cider Tastings

In celebration of their 2019 wine and cider release, the fan-favorite wedding venue is opening to the public for the first time
Red Maple Vineyard in West Park usually plays host to a jam-packed lineup of weddings throughout the year, but with fewer weddings due to the pandemic, the property is opening to the public for the first time. To celebrate the release of the property’s first wines and ciders, you can buy a ticket and head out to the bucolic Hudson riverfront property for a few select weekends this fall.

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Bethel Woods' Annual Harvest Festival is Back in Socially Distanced Style

The 22nd annual festival runs Sundays, August 30-October 11
Set against the backdrop of the rolling hills of Sullivan County as late summer turns to fall, Bethel Woods' Harvest Festival offers the perfect opportunity to explore the historic site of the 1969 music festival while celebrating the bounty of local farms. This year, the festival’s 22nd, the Harvest Festival will be open from 11am-4pm every Sunday from August 30-October 11.

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The Future of Food & Farms

Groups in the region are working on creating a more just and equitable food system.

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Container-To-Table

Farmers & Chefs Grows Greens in a Shipping Container in their Parking Lot
John Lekic of Farmers & Chefs is growing greens in a shipping container in his parking lot.

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How The Pandemic Transformed This Hudson Valley Food Company

Athens-Based Field Goods Launched Home Delivery in Less Than Two Weeks
When non-essential businesses closed in droves in late March, the team at Athens-based Field Goods knew they had a big problem. Their network of over 700 community pickup sites like libraries, coffee shops, and gyms where the team delivered weekly orders of local produce and other artisanal products to their customers was about to disappear. So in just two weeks, they completely changed how they did business.

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The Sow Must Go On

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Hudson Valley Farms
The impact of COVID-19 on farmers varies according to operation size and product, but one thing is clear: with grocery store and germ anxiety at an all-time high, consumers want farm-fresh food now more than ever.

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