Suggested Reading

Hudson Valley Food Hubs Initiative - Research Findings and Recommendations

Hudson Valley Food Hubs
"We recognize the many challenges facing agriculture and regional food systems. These include unpredictable weather in the face of climate change, the economic and structural challenges of a global food system, and the non-farm development pressure here in the Hudson Valley. We are also deeply committed to the idea that a sustainable food system is one that provides everyone access to high quality food. It is a tremendous comfort to know that the natural resources, human  capital, and diversity of farming in our region provide both hope and opportunity for a very bright future here." 
-Bob Dandrew, Director, Local Economies Project, The New World Foundation

Silent SpringRachel Carson - Silent Spring Review - Rachel Carson's Silent Spring is now 35 years old. Written over the years 1958 to 1962, it took a hard look at the effects of insecticides and pesticides on songbird populations throughout the United States, whose declining numbers yielded the silence to which her title attests. "What happens in nature is not allowed to happen in the modern, chemical-drenched world," she writes, "where spraying destroys not only the insects but also their principal enemy, the birds. When later there is a resurgence of the insect population, as almost always happens, the birds are not there to keep their numbers in check”.

The State of Ag
The State of Agriculture in the Hudson Valley

For 15 years, Glynwood has been helping communities develop wisely and sustainably. Several years ago, recognizing that the primary concern of most communities was the loss of local farms, we began to focus on ensuring that farmers in the region would remain in business. 

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan – The Omnivore’s Dilemma – A Natural History of Four Meals

David Kamp, The New York Times - "Thoughtful, engrossing ... you're not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from."

Joel SalatinJoel Salatin – Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
Time Magazine - "In his new book, Folks, This Ain't Normal, the 54-year-old farmer-philosopher emerges as a true American throwback: an agrarian libertarian who wants both Food Inc. and Big Government out of his fields...It's about better food, yes, but what Salatin is really calling for is responsibility: a declaration of independence from corporations and bureaucracy. He wants us to be full citizens of the food system, like the Jeffersonian citizen-farmers who founded the country."