Educating Communities
about Local Food

We are a greater Hudson Valley educational non-profit
dedicated to sharing the joys of local foods.

Kids Playing Chef Photo Credit Jane Feldman

Educational programming

We share our passion for local food with members of communities from New York City to Albany with exciting cooking demos in school gardens and farmers markets, and healthy cooking…. Read More

Local New York Marmers Market

Ending food deserts

Through our involvement with farmers market demos we have helped communities where once there were food deserts by providing education about fresh produce and healthy food staples.... Read More

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Our events

Chefs Consortium partners with other nonprofits to bring awareness of food justice and access to local food to New York communities.... Read More

Latest from the blog

Hudson Valley Local Foods

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Whole grain salad with root vegetables

Grains and roots Whole grain salad with root vegetables If you love local greens but don’t like the inflated price tag that comes with them in the winter months, try…. Read More

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Sweet potato tips and recipe

Sweet potato tips and recipe Sweet potatoes, the sweet-tasting tubers found on so many holiday menus, are fast becoming a New York staple as growers experiment with different varieties and…. Read More

Soup Ellie

Black bean chocolate soup

Black bean chocolate soup On Wednesday November 3, 2014, Capital Roots (formerly Capital District Community Gardens) celebrated the Grand Opening of their new multi-million dollar Urban Grow Center, a regional food hub…. Read More

Green Peas TV






Brazilian Raw Food Demo and Denison Farm Tour

Cook the Box

City Farmers

Winter Tasting at Honest Weight Coop