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Glynwood

Glynwood is one of the nation’s leading sustainable agriculture and food organizations, with a mission to save farming by strengthening farm communities and regional food systems. Founded in 1995 and located in the Hudson Valley, Glynwood operates its own 225-acre farm, which models sustainable farming practices, conducts science-based soil and pasture restoration, and trains young farmers.

To further its mission, Glynwood conceives and implements community-based programs like Keep Farming®, and tackles infrastructure challenges such as the shortage of slaughterhouse facilities so that small to mid-size farmers can thrive and supply local and regional food systems. Through a national and international network of like-minded professionals and organizations, Glynwood gathers, develops, tests and shares innovative ideas and initiatives from around the world that may be effective in local communities in the Northeast and other regions of the country. In addition, the organization sponsors conferences, educational programs and public events to further a sustainable and robust food system. In 2010, Glynwood founded The Glynwood Institute as an incubator for ideas and action, a "creative action-tank" that develops and promotes realistic solutions to critical issues within the food system.

Glynwood's main programs:

  • Keep Farming® is Glynwood's unique, step-by-step program for empowering communities to develop and implement plans to support local farming and conserve farmland.
  • Glynwood Farm tests, innovates, and teaches techniques that demonstrate the economic viability of environmentally sustainable farming. With 225 acres in the Hudson Valley, it is a real-world model of farming practices that seek to optimize production while operating as an ecological unit.
  • The Apple Project: Saving Orchards with Apples, is stimulating ‘apple entrepreneurship’ in the Hudson Valley by encouraging the diversification of apple varieties, promoting the production of high-value hard cider and spirits, giving growers new resources for knowledge and skill, and supporting a growing market for hard cider and apple spirits.
  • Modular Harvest System™ is a revolutionary mobile system that is modeling the solution to the severe shortage of humane and high-quality meat processing facilities for pasture raised livestock - a solution that will benefit farmers, consumers, communities and the environment.
  • The Harvest Awards honors farmers, organizations, and businesses across the United States for innovation and leadership in sustainable agriculture and regional food systems.
  • The Glynwood Institute is a creative action-tank working to shift the U.S. to regional sustainable food and farming through its public programs like TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat.

    Glynwood Announces Kathleen Frith as its New President Image

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    06-25-12

    Glynwood Announces Kathleen Frith as its New President

    Glynwood, one of the nation’s leading sustainable agriculture and food organizations, is pleased to announce that Kathleen Frith will become the organization’s new President effective August 1, 2012.  Kathl...

    TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" 2012: Issues, Impacts & Innovation Image

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    02-02-12

    TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" 2012: Issues, Impacts & Innovation

    On a snowy Saturday in January, more than 350 attendees, 60 viewing parties, and 9,000+ online viewers attended and tuned in to watch 17 leaders in the world of sustainable agriculture and food speak about the state of agriculture, challenges to our food system, and innovative advances in the fie...

    Glynwood Announces the 2011 Harvest Awards Winners Image

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    09-28-11

    Glynwood Announces the 2011 Harvest Awards Winners

    Glynwood, the agricultural non-profit whose mission is to save farming, has announced the winners of its annual Harvest Awards. The Harvest Awards were created by Glynwood in order to highlight innovative work being done on a community level to increase access to fresh, locally-produced food and ...

    A Call For Nominations for the Glynwood National Harvest Awards, an Annual Search For Outstanding Work in Sustainable Agriculture Image

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    05-10-11

    A Call For Nominations for the Glynwood National Harvest Awards, an Annual Search For Outstanding Work in Sustainable Agriculture

    Glynwood is calling for nominations for its annual Harvest Awards. In its ninth year, the Harvest Awards recognize farmers, entrepreneurs, organizations, and businesses across the United States that demonstrate innovation and leadership in support of regional agriculture and...

    Glynwood, the Hudson Valley Non-Profit That Works to Save Farming, Releases its Report on the State of Agriculture in the Hudson Valley Image

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    04-04-11

    Glynwood, the Hudson Valley Non-Profit That Works to Save Farming, Releases its Report on the State of Agriculture in the Hudson Valley

    Glynwood, the Cold-Spring, New York based organization that works to save farming, recently released The State of Agriculture in the Hudson Valley, a detailed report on agriculture in the region based primarily on data from the USDA's most recent Census of Agriculture as wel...

    The 8th Annual Glynwood Harvest Awards Honor Innovation and Leadership in the Sustainable Food Movement Image

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    10-01-10

    The 8th Annual Glynwood Harvest Awards Honor Innovation and Leadership in the Sustainable Food Movement

    Glynwood, the not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save farming, has announced the 2010 winners of its annual Harvest Awards. The Harvest Awards were created by Glynwood in order to highlight innovative work being done to increase access to fresh, locally-produced...

    Glynwood and its Affiliate LILA Launch the Modular Harvest System(TM), a Next-Generation Mobile Slaughterhouse, in Delaware County, NY Image

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    05-24-10

    Glynwood and its Affiliate LILA Launch the Modular Harvest System(TM), a Next-Generation Mobile Slaughterhouse, in Delaware County, NY

    With Unique Attributes and a Plan to Rotate to Several Docking Locations throughout the Hudson Valley, the MHS is poised to dramatically benefit small to mid-size livestock farmers, their communities and the growing number of consumers who demand access to locally-ra...

    A Call for Nominations: Glynwood's 8th National Harvest Awards Image

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    05-13-10

    A Call for Nominations: Glynwood's 8th National Harvest Awards

    Glynwood is calling for nominations for its eighth annual Harvest Awards. The Awards recognize farmers, individuals, organizations, and businesses across the United States that demonstrate innovation and leadership in support of regional agriculture and sustainable food syst...

    The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming Image

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    04-14-10

    The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming

    In celebration of the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Glynwood is pleased to announce the launch of its new division, The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming.

    Glynwood's 2009 Harvest Awards Honors Innovation and Leadership in the Sustainable Food Movement Image

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    04-08-10

    Glynwood's 2009 Harvest Awards Honors Innovation and Leadership in the Sustainable Food Movement

    Glynwood, the not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save farming in the North East, has announced the winners of its 7th Annual Harvest Awards. The Harvest Awards were created by Glynwood in order to highlight innovative work being done to increase access to fresh,...

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