It is clearer than ever before: we need to invest in decentralized regional food systems in order to foster resilience in a changing world. At The Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming we envision a system that fosters vibrant local economies while promoting biodiversity, social justice, and sustainable land stewardship. New York’s Hudson Valley holds unique potential to model a healthy regional food system thanks to market proximity, regional assets, a legacy of environmental conservation and farming, and an urgently renewed interest in local food.
An agricultural nonprofit, our mission at the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming is to ensure that the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food where farming thrives. We train farmers and food systems changemakers, ensuring they have the skills, knowledge, resources and inspiration they need to survive and thrive. We create coalitions that transform regional food systems, and we work with partners to get local, healthy and regeneratively produced food to every table in our region, regardless of ZIP code or income level.
While our work advances local food production here in the Hudson Valley, we educate a national audience about efforts to regionalize food and agriculture. We are closely connected with aligned work outside the Hudson Valley through a number of national networks. Whether you are seeking access, advice or investment opportunities in regenerative food and farming, we invite you to connect with us and explore how our networks can help you realize your goals.