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RVGA MISSION STATEMENT
The Rondout Valley Growers Association is a non-profit community organization comprised of local farmers, residents, and businesses committed to strengthening the region's farms and preserving agricultural open space for future generations.
Farms keep land open and beautiful, and protect our natural resources. However, the ever-increasing challenges of farming as a business and mounting pressures from development have made it difficult for many farm businesses to continue operating. For farming to remain an integral part of the Rondout Valley's culture and economy, family farms must be able to survive economically. The Rondout Valley Growers Association (RVGA) was organized in 2003 to invigorate the health of farm businesses by undertaking a strong, focused effort to better market Rondout Valley farm products. The survival of the area's farms is essential to the protection of the valley's open space.
In order to accomplish our goals, Rondout Valley Growers works to establish a brand name reputation for the high quality farm products produced in our region. We strive to connect growers, residents, businesses, town governments, federal, state and regional agricultural and conservation agencies with our community's needs, and seek to increase public awareness, establish and improve wholesale promotion and distribution efforts, and increase agritourism potential.
We encourage you to frequent the businesses that support RVGA's efforts. Most importantly, we encourage you to support our growers by asking for and purchasing local products from area farm stands, grocers and restaurants. Locally known, locally grown. What could be better?
Rondout Valley Growers Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 867
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Deborah DeWan, Executive Director:
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