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Sara Grady

MapGlynwood, Cold Spring, NY
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  • Friend to Farmers


Sara Grady has been at Glynwood, an agricultural nonprofit at which she serves as vice president of programs, for five years. In that role, Grady develops creative opportunities to further the organization’s mission of helping farming thrive in the Hudson Valley. So far, she’s on a roll. The Brown University graduate was the mastermind behind the highly successful Cider Project, which has helped hard cider, a nearly forgotten drink, to enjoy a renaissance, both locally and nationally. Of course, this helps local apple farmers in the process. Now, Glynwood sponsors annual Cider Weeks in the Hudson Valley and New York City.
Grady’s programming helps farmers find new business opportunities. In March, Glynwood hosted a six-day master class for eight local charcuterie producers. “It was a wonderful, exciting experience,” says Grady. “There has been a need for more knowledge to learn the traditional art form of making charcuterie.” In addition, Grady has helped create a network of chefs who are working closely with local farmers, and she's also working with a network of CSAs to help make them more available to Hudson Valley residents.
While farmers are the main beneficiaries of Grady’s projects, Glynwood’s monthly farm dinners are open to the public. “There are lots of exciting things going on,” she says. We can’t wait to see what Grady does next.

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2015 Editors' Pick — Best Friend to the Farmers

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2015
County: Putnam
Pick: Editors' Picks
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