Supporting the Local Farm to Table Movement

As a food distributor in New York’s Hudson Valley, Ginsberg’s Foods is surrounded with the rich fertile land of this amazing historical valley. Owners David and Nancy Ginsberg are personally committed to expanding the Farm to Table movement with various efforts and philanthropy. Ginsberg’s Foods as a company is committed to developing the Valley’s emerging Locavore movement and supporting locally grown products.

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Educating Local Farmers on Distributors Needs

Ginsberg’s is a long-standing member of the community for over 100 years and we look forward to strengthening our support towards the local farming community. We are actively engaging our local and regional farmers about the steps needed for distributors to be able to receive local agricultural products that will be delivered to wholesale customers. We are educating the agriculture community in the food-safety procedures and strategies in ways to maintain proper storage specifically for local farmers.

Upcoming Events We Will Be Attending

 

Berkshire Grown’s Annual Networking Event

Monday, February 4, 2013

3 to 5 pm at Baba Louie’s, Pittsfield, MA

A panel of food buyers speaking on ‘scaling up local agriculture’ will be present. Bring business cards, wish lists, product info and bring friends who are farmers, food buyers, and chefs. Ginsberg’s Foods is a proud member of Berkshire Grown. We will participating in the networking panel discussing our procedures to incorporate more local agriculture products into our product mix.

Berkshire Grown supports and promotes locally based agriculture as a vital part of a healthy Berkshire community, economy and landscape. Berkshire Grown pursues this mission by increasing public awareness of eating locally and healthily through education and outreach; by encouraging supportive agricultural programs and public policies; by establishing local food and farm networks; and by promoting the growing and marketing of locally grown foods. To find out more about Berkshire Grown click here.

 

 

Farming Our Future

Growing Food, Farms and Community Conference

Saturday, February 23, 2013

9 am at the Taconic Hills Central School

This conference will engage the agriculture community of local and regional farmers, educators, farmer’s market managers, agricultural students, providers of goods and services, and consumers to think about how to best “grow food, farms, and community” in the context of a rapidly changing local, regional and global food system.  FamilyFarmed founder and President Jim Slama, a national figure in the loca-food movement, will deliver the keynote address. “We expect to see people from all over the northeast, including Albany, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the entire Hudson Valley,” said Karen DiPeri, co-chair of the event along with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene County’s Steve Hadcock.   “Attendees can expect a day packed with workshops, networking, exhibitors and time for dialog” said Hadcock. Proceeds from the conference will go toward Taconic Hills’ award winning H.A.R.V.E.S.T. Club (Healthy Agricultural Resources by Volunteers & Educators in Science & Technology), a program that engages youth in the process of growing healthy fruits, flowers and vegetables in a school based garden, and the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

As a sponsor of this event, Ginsberg’s Foods will be informing the local farm community about our needs in order to be able to offer their goods to our wholesale customers. Stop by our booth and say hello! We welcome the dialog and being a part of this emerging movement. For more information about Farming Our Future click here.