A 900-acre Demeter certified 650A Biodynamic farm in central Columbia County, NY

Community Meetings Planned for Hudson Store Feasibility

GHENT, NY–Hawthorne Valley Association is researching the possibility of operating a grocery store and community learning center in the building under development at 449 Warren Street in Hudson.

Two public meetings are scheduled in December to gather community feedback, and at which a summary of the research findings to date will be presented. On Thursday, December 5th, a meeting will take place at Solaris Camphill Hudson at 360 Warren Street from 5-8 PM, and on Monday, December 9th, a meeting will take place in the Bliss Towers community room at 41 N. 2nd Street from 5-8 PM. In order to allow the participation of the whole community in this process, Hudson Promise Corps is offering free childcare at both meetings. Light refreshments made with local, biodynamic and organic ingredients will be served.

“Access to good food is a right for all, not a privilege,” said Martin Ping, Executive Director of HVA. “Fully understanding the needs and interests of all of Hudson stakeholders, as well as the resources that the community could bring to this project, is essential to our planning process. We believe that the solutions to food access and related challenges in Hudson already reside within the community—they simply need to be uncovered and supported. We hope that we can engage with Hudson residents through this process and join forces with many others to be a catalyst for positive change in the community.”

The project and planned community meetings are a front-page article in the November 26th edition of the Register Star. Read the full article here.