Does the Future of Farming Live in the Hudson Valley?

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According to this post on the Civil Eats blog, it just might, and the future is now. Eve Fox’s article explores the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, an organization whose goal is to provide not only farm-related education and training, but a collaborative environment in which area farmers can work together and share resources rather than working in isolation. In fact, the article goes on to state that the Farm Hub is “the only program in the U.S. that specifically focuses on addressing the growing gap in mid-sized farms—defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as farms with an annual gross income of $250,000-$1 million.” And those mid-size farms are a big deal for the communities in which they live because they provide employment and cash flow.

The HV Farm Hub has an extensive farm-to-school community education program, and they also operate a farm stand in Hurley on Route 209 (formerly Gill’s Farm and now HV Farm Hub’s HQ), which will open again when spring rolls around.

By the way, the Catskills are moving and shaking in the agricultural world, as well. Read more about that in the most recent issue of Upstate House.

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