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Enjoy Local Seasonal Foods

Rusty Plough Farm owners, Oleh and Nadia Maczaj, attest that “the most flavorful foods are usually seasonal and local. Rondout Valley Organics (RVO) makes it really easy to enjoy these local flavors, via a membership-based, online marketplace.”

RVO members have year round access to a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, eggs, seedlings and more, all made in the Rondout Valley area. “Unlike some other shop online food platforms, RVO sources only from the local region, encouraging members to really know who grows the food they eat,” says Oleh.

A summer dinner could include grilled chicken breasts from Majestic Farm in Mountaindale and beef sirloin from Twin Spruce Farm in Accord, marinated in a sweet-and-sour mix based with honey from Damn Good Honey Farm in Kerhonkson and fresh herbs from Rusty Plough Farm. Roasted beets, also from Rusty Plough, tossed with goat cheese from Acorn Hill Farm in Walker Valley, make a nice side, along with fresh greens from Freshies Aquaponics and Tongore Brook Farm.

RVO members order from a seasonal weekly list, using their prepaid account. Products are packaged for pickup at one of a number of convenient locations in Ellenville, Wawarsing, Kerhonkson, Stone Ridge, Kingston, Cragsmoor, Olive or Wurtsboro.

“The food is fresh and flavorful and it’s easy to try something new, like duck breast from Bonticou Ducks in High Falls or purple kohlrabi from Rusty Plough,” says Nadia, who adds that RVO also offers non-food items like country flower bouquets, all-natural soaps and gift certificates.

Location 331 Dowe Rd., Ellenville. Join RVO at FarmToCity.org/find-local-food. For more information call 845-647-6911 or visit RustyPloughFarm.com.

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