STORIES FROM the Field

Hudson River Flows has spoken with over 30 pioneers of the Hudson Valley regenerative food movement.  Below we distill the essence of those conversations about Food Labor Justice, Farmland Access, Food Distribution, and New York State and Federal policy. Look for more stories in coming months.

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FOOD LABOR JUSTICE

We explore here the systemic reasons why food workers are exploited, and the work being done to address their plight.

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Robert Raymond

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Federal policies have long favored large-scale commodity ag over the small family farms. How is this being addressed?

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Lisa Elaine Held

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FARMLAND ACCESS

Key stakeholders tell us what they believe needs to happen to secure land for future generations of Hudson Valley farmers.

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Susan Arterian Chang

Petersburgh New York based Soul Fire Far

New NYS policies encourage regenerative practices, including responses to climate change.

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Lisa Elaine Held

Hudson Valley Harvest Food Distribution

Values-based, local distributors are working to develop models that can compete with national distributors.  

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Mark Phillips