Just in case you were wondering if the Hudson Valley’s locavore movement is losing momentum, Hudson Valley Harvest is here to tell us no way, no how. In fact, the demand for locally-sourced food seems to be increasing every day, as evidenced by the fact the Hudson Valley Harvest tripled the amount of food it distributed from its cadre of local farms during 2014. That means more produce, meat, and shelf-stable products from small local farms are making their way onto people’s plates both in restaurants and grocery stores throughout the area, and we have no reason to believe it will slow down anytime soon. “We are fortunate to be at the forefront of the change that is happening within the food system, especially here in the Hudson Valley,” says farmer and Hudson Valley Harvest’s co-founder and CEO, Paul Alward. “We are part of a vibrant community steeped in a proud agricultural tradition. We are surrounded by some of the most talented and innovative men and women raising the best food around. Coupled with committed consumers and fantastic soils, the Hudson Valley is the unsung hero of New York.”
Feeling the to make better and more sustainable food choices? HVH has a list of both restaurants and grocery stores/markets that carry products from participating HVH farms. And they do it year-round. Find out more about where to get locally-grown food both upstate and in NYC from the Hudson Valley Harvest website.