Hudson River Valley Farms The People and the Pride behind the Produce

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-15
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot
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Meet your local farmer! Published for the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's September 1609 journey up the river that today bears his name, this fascinating portrait celebrates the local farmsand farmersin one of the country's most scenic and storied regions, once known as the Breadbasket of America.Hudson River Valley Farmsbrings to life the renaissance of food producers who have recreated the region as a source of artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, and first-rate organic fruits and vegetables. Stunning photography and short, evocative essays take readers on a rare, behind-the-scenes journey to forty-four farms from Westchester County to the Capital District of Albany, and includes the colorful maverick entrepreneurs behind the striking scenery. The book also includes a directory of nearly 100 local farmers' markets, directions to the featured farms, and an introduction by the region's popular United States Congressman, Maurice Hinchey.

Author Biography

Joanne Michaels is the author of seven books, including Hudson River Journey, The Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains: An Explorer’s Guide, Let’s Take the Kids, and Adirondack High. A former editor-in-chief of Hudson Valley magazine, she hosts a cable television talk show, The Real Story, syndicated in the Hudson Valley. She lives in Woodstock, New York.


Rich Pomerantz’s photography books include Wild Horses of the Dunes and the acclaimed Great Gardens of the Berkshires. He lives in Washington Depot, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction by U.S. Congressman Maurice Hinchey
Hudson Valley Map with Farm Locations
Rockland County
Dr. Davies Farm, Congers
Westchester County
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills
Cabbage Hill Farm, Mt. Kisco
Stuart's Fruit Farm, Granite Springs
Putnam County
Ryder Farm, Brewster
Saunders Farm, Cold Spring
Orange County
Rogowski Farm, Pine Island
Blooming Hill Farm, Blooming Grove
Hodgson Farm, Montgomery
Ulster County
Stoutridge Winery, Marlboro
Willow Tree Farm, Milton
Four Winds Farm, Gardiner
Liberty View Farm, Highland
Tantillo Farm, Gardiner
Honeybee Lives, New Paltz
Saunderskill Farm, Accord
Stone Church Farm, Rifton
Davenport Farm, Stone Ridge
Longyear Farm, Woodstock
Dutchess County
Mistover Farm, Pawling
Sprout Creek Farm, LaGrangeville
Wigsten Farm, Pleasant Valley
Hahn Farm, Salt Point
Millbrook Farmhouse Cheese, Millbrook
Yellowframe Farm, Millbrook
F. W. Battenfeld & Sons Farm, Red Hook
Greig Farm, Red Hook
Hearty Roots Farm, Red Hook
Irving Farm, Millerton
McEnroe Organic Farm, Millerton
Pleasant View Farm, Millerton
Ronnybrook Farm, Pine Plains
Columbia County
Highland Deer Farm, Germantown
Philip Orchard, Claverack
The Farm at Miller's Crossing, Philmont
Hawthorne Valley Farm, Harlemville
Grazin' Angus, Ghent
Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, Old Chatham
Spruce Ridge Farm, Old Chatham
Greene County
Catskill Mountain Foundation Farm, Hunter & Maplecrest
Armstrong Elk Farm, Cornwallville
Hull-O Farm, Durham
Albany Area
Heather Ridge Farm, Preston Hollow
Goold Orchards, Castleton-on-Hudson
Directory of Hudson Valley Farmers Markets
Driving Directions to Farms
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