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collaboration for mutual aid

Posted: February 11 2014

Hudson Valley greenhorns, take note.
Collaboration for Mutual Aid: Feb. 25th 6-9:30 PM.
New small farms are proliferating here in the Valley.  In the coming years, we may face some direct-marketing challenges, but also more potential to work together for mutual benefit. What do we need to capture more value?  How can we  tap the opportunities arising?  What do we want for our farms?

On Tues, Feb. 255h, 6-9:30pm, farmers from Columbia and Dutchess counties will come together to generate and troubleshoot ideas for collaboration.  We will document common need, voice support for ideas, and set up working groups to match projects with the resources needed to make them happen.   Participants are invited to bring their suggestions, state their challenges, and pitch their project ideas. Topic categories currently include:

  • Multi-Farm CSA
  • Promoting direct-to-consumer markets
  • Distribution/Transportation
  • Shared Equipment
  • Labor-sharing programs
  • Shared facilities and processing.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hudson Valley Young Farmers Coalition and the Farmer’s Research Circle, and facilitated by Claudia Kenny of Little Seed Farm.  The event is sponsored by a Hawthorne Valley Credere grant.  


Event Info:


Tues. Feb. 25th.  Gathering at 5:30 ; Event starts promptly at 6pm.
Hawthorne Valley School, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent.
Assembly room (if facing the school, the assembly room is in a separate building to the right.)
Snow date Thurs. Feb. 27th, 6-9:30pm.
Event is free and dinner will be provided.

Please RSVP by Clicking Here.  We hope you'll be there.
hudson, new york