New Study Outlines Bold Plans for Protecting Farms and the Region's Food Supply

June 11, 2013 - 12:00pm -- Scenic Hudson

Our foodshed conservation plan presents a strategic approach to conserve the agricultural land that supplies fresh, local food to the people of the Hudson Valley and New York City.

Scenic Hudson Foodshed ReportSecuring Fresh, Local Food for New York City and the Hudson Valley: A Foodshed Conservation Plan for the Region — Scenic Hudson's illustrated foodshed conservation plan for the region — is available as a downloadable PDF file. Printed copies can be requested by sending an email to bmyers@scenichudson.org.

In June 2013, Scenic Hudson released a groundbreaking study that offers a blueprint for ramping up collaborative farmland-protection efforts. "Securing Fresh, Local Food for New York City and the Hudson Valley: A Foodshed Conservation Plan for the Region" prioritizes unprotected farmland throughout the valley. It will allow stakeholders to focus on preserving those agricultural lands most critical for meeting increasing demands for nutritious local food. Underwritten by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the study is believed to be the first-ever comprehensive, data-driven strategic plan to conserve farmland in a metropolitan foodshed. Additional information is available in this news release and in this public radio reportA PDF version of the plan can be downloaded via this link. Printed versions can be requested by contacting bmyers@scenichudson.org.