Farming is one of the most fundamental and necessary of all services, and eating is one of the most fundamental and necessary of all human rights.
Good Food for Hudson brings farm fresh organic vegetables to local families on a free and sliding scale basis. The produce is grown with love and care by Lineage Farm using sustainable and regenerative practices and is distributed weekly from July through September during the harvest season. Access to affordable, fresh produce is a long standing issue in Hudson - together we can address the disconnect between the bounty grown in Columbia County, and the critical issue of fresh, affordable food access for low income families.
Good Food for Hudson started from humble beginnings in 2015, and since then, we’ve been able to distribute over 400 dozen organic eggs, 500 loaves of organic sourdough bread, and over 6,000 vegetables. Last season, 40 families regularly attended the distributions, with another 100 families passing through. We often brought extra vegetables to serve the late comers to the program, and nearly every week we went home having completely emptied the delivery van. This offering is appreciated and utilized by the families in Hudson and we're looking forward to continuing this vital program for many more seasons to come.
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We’ve distributed over 400 dozen organic eggs, 500 loaves of bread, and over 6,000 vegetables to local families.
A Note from Jon
The Organic Farming movement has brought many inspired people to Columbia County, and it brings me great joy to see our community grow. I was born and raised in Hudson, NY, where access to locally grown organic food is often considered a luxury to families struggling to make ends meet. I can see that there is a need which is not being met, and as a farmer and member of this community, I want to address our local food insecurity issues.
That’s why we created Good Food for Hudson - to share the gifts from our land with many of our neighbors who do not otherwise have access to good food. Each season, we bring a variety of vegetables to the people we serve. We start with tender spring greens and early roots, moving to heat loving cucumbers, beans, zucchini, tomatoes and peppers, and winding down with earthly roots, hardy greens, and winter squash in the fall. By partnering with other local farmers, we’ve also been able to distribute farm fresh eggs and locally baked bread.
I hope this project will continue to bring the bounty of our Hudson Valley for all to enjoy. Many of our current Good Food for Hudson supporters as well as our CSA share members contribute to the financial stability of this program, and we are grateful for their generosity. Just like any small family business, we need to keep ahead of our expenses to stay afloat. We need your help to keep Good Food for Hudson going strong. We are deeply appreciative of any contribution you can make.
Jon (and Jen) Ronsani, Lineage Farm & Good Food for Hudson