RHINEBECK, NY… February 8, 2015, The farm-to-table lifestyle is a way of life in the Hudson Valley; ever evolving with a harmonic convergence of new initiatives, events and collaborations continuously supported by its community leaders, activists, educators, students, authors, farmers and chefs…. On March 1st join Tessa Edick, Executive Director of FarmOn! Foundation and Author of HUDSON VALLEY FOOD & FARMING, Why Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell Me That?Together with Francesco Mastalia, Author of ORGANIC Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley; participating local Chefs, Farmers & Food Purveyors for a delicious evening featuring some of the Hudson Valley’s best in a farm fresh benefit:


MARCH 1st at TERRAPIN RESTAURANT, 6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY

4-4:30PM Passed Hors d’ oeuvres & Cocktails – 4:30-6:00PM Chef’s Farm To Table Plated Dinner & Dessert


Featuring Hudson Valley Chefs:

Chef Josh Kroner, Terrapin Restaurant Rhinebeck

Chef Gianni Scappin, Market St., Rhinebeck, NY & Cucina, Woodstock

Chef Ric Orlando, New World Home Cooking, Saugerties

Chef Agnes Devereux, The Village Tea Room, New Paltz

Mixology by Paul Maloney of Stockade Tavern, Kingston NY

Wine graciously donated by Wine & Food Festival of New Paltz, Beer by Chatham

Brewing Co, Spirits by Hillrock Estate Distillery

with a special performance by song writer Tai Burnette & the classic sounds of

Soulia and the Sultans

 Ticket – FOR INFORMATION – 518.329.FARM or 

Ticket includes; specialty cocktails, beer, wine, 4 course plated fresh “Farm to Table” Dinner, Dessert and entertainment.

All proceeds of this event benefits The FarmOn! Foundation,  

A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization Funding Youth Programs In Agriculture and fostering Food Education + Farm Preservation





FarmOn! Is a movement and collaboration of professional farmers, educators, nutritionists, students, and community leaders invested in the future of local agriculture to revitalize local economies. Supporters include: Family Farms, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4H, SUNY, Marist, Local Economies Project, Whole Foods Market, NBA, Hudson Valley Fresh, John Varvatos and STAUB. The FarmOn! Foundation is dedicated to reinvigorating a respect for farming and inspiring young people to choose agricultural careers by educating entrepreneurially on how to create economically and environmentally sustainable farming operations that support succession across generations; and by engaging local communities to participate in the production, distribution and consumption of locally produced food products.

FarmOn! Is important: Local food is our future. We can no longer afford to truck food from thousands of miles away, sacrificing nutrition, wasting energy, and undermining local farming economies. Only by reconnecting consumers with the importance of their local farmers can we reverse this dangerous and unsustainable trend. Farming is the oldest honorable profession and it needs to be re-established for our health for our children and for the economy of our local communities. Only when the costs of trucking, storage and distribution is redirected to the local Farmer will farming once again become a profitable business…and attract future generations of farmers. THAT is sustainable farming.

The Hudson Valley is part of this agricultural renaissance; it’s farming has been sustaining this region for more than 400 years, harvesting just about everything from produce, to dairy, to meat, to poultry, to game, to greens and more. Hudson Valley locavores understand this and have been turning to neighboring farms for the freshest foods- and in the process revitalizing the economy and preserving the rich lands that are their heritage. Tessa Edick and the FarmOn! Foundation is at the heart of this local movement. Their important work is simple yet so impactful. Visit their website

– take a drive to Copake, NY to their new EMPIRE FARM a Community Center & Ag-Entrepreneur Education incubator for a wealth of knowledge and connection to local eating.   Get your FarmOn! and make a difference.

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