Hudson Valley Bounty Re-Launches Local Farm and Food Website

Expanded database aims to promote local agriculture
By Yvonne Marcotte, Epoch Times
July 26, 2016 Updated: July 26, 2016    

Hudson Valley Bounty has expanded its website hudsonvalleybounty.com to be a more comprehensive local farm and food portal. The website has a searchable database of food businesses, food categories, and more in-depth details of contributors.

Over 475 farms and food businesses throughout the Hudson Valley are featured, with descriptions, product lists, photos, maps, and wholesale and contact information.

Users can search the site by county, with interactive maps pinpointing each farm or food business included, throughout Orange County and other nearby counties, or by business groups.

For instance, the 222 farms may be sorted by county, product such as dairy, flowers, meat, or vegetables, then can be narrowed down by production method and distribution markets.

“It is our hope that the increased functionality [of the website] will expand marketing opportunities for our region’s producers and more easily connect consumers to local foods,” said Iyla Shornstein, program coordinator for Hudson Valley Bounty.

Participation in Hudson Valley Bounty is free, and farms and food businesses may submit their information at hudsonvalleybounty.com.

Hudson Valley Bounty is a program of Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) and was designed to promote and support networking and connections between local agricultural producers and culinary businesses. The corporation seeks to educate the community about the preservation of local farms and the use of local and regional sustainable food products.

A screenshot of the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation website taken on July 26, 2016. (Screenshot via  hvadc.org)
A screenshot of the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation website taken on July 26, 2016. (Screenshot via hvadc.org)

The HVADC is the region’s sole economic development agency with a specific focus on the viability of the agricultural economy in the Hudson Valley. The nonprofit assists both new and existing agri-businesses such as farms, food businesses, and food distributors, by providing technical and business consultation and resources.

To contact this reporter, email yvonne.marcotte@epochtimes.com