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


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

kale and couscous salad

Raw winter green salad with couscous

Raw winter green salad with couscous Winter or summer, kale, chard and collards are hearty greens that can be prepared many ways.  They make a perfect raw salad that marries well with any number of…. Read More


Chef Ric Orlando on pumpkin

A Peruvian inspired pumpkin recipe from chef Ric As for pumpkins, all of the pumpkin "guts" should get made into stock and roasted pumkpin seeds.  The eyes, noses, ears and grins that…. Read More

denisonFarm squashbyEllie

Tips for cooking with winter squash

Tips for cooking with winter squash Spaghetti, Butternut, Ambercup, and Hubbard squashes are available from the Honest Weight Food Co-op, Black Horse Farms at Hudson Valley Hannaford locations, and the Chatham…. Read More

Green Peas TV

Brazilian Raw Food Demo and Denison Farm Tour

Cook the Box

City Farmers

Winter Tasting at Honest Weight Coop