Apr 15, 2023
HVADC News: HVADC Becomes a Community Development Financial Institution
HVADC was recently certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a focus on lending to farm and food enterprises in economically disadvantaged communities throughout Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Rensselaer, Sullivan, Ulster and Washington counties.
Feb 28, 2023
Regional News: Hudson Valley Food Systems Coalition Member Testifies to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
On December 13, 2022, the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research convened a special hearing on Capitol Hill. Subcommittee Chair, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, presided over the session titled “Food as Medicine: Current Efforts and Potential Opportunities.”
Feb 1, 2023
HVADC Client Update: Prospect Hill Orchard
Prospect Hill Orchards in Milton New York has been farmed by seven generations of the Clarke family over the past 200 years. With the bulk of managerial operations now in the hands of Pamela Clarke Torres, Pam reached out to HVADC and participated in the 2019/2020 class of HVADC’s Farm and Food Funding Accelerator Program (FFFA).
Jan 31, 2023
HVADC CDFI Advisory Group: Denise Frangipane
When HVADC was developing the organization as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), it was important to HVADC leadership that the program’s advisory group bring together invested stakeholders from all the diverse areas of the region.