The magazine of the photo-essay
May 2017 back issue
by Francesco Mastalia
Organic Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film & documentary maker
The Hudson Valley has become an epicenter for the local, organic, sustainable food movement. With its rich agricultural land, the awareness for sustainable living, and the growing demand for local, organic food, the ‘locavore’ farm-to-table movement has become a way of life in the Hudson Valley. “Organic” is one of the most misunderstood and often misused words describing food today. In narrating their stories, the farmers and chefs share their philosophy about what it means to grow and live organically and sustainably. “Organic” is not just about growing and producing food, it is about the life of our planet.  It is about preserving an agricultural tradition that will safeguard farmland for future generations. ORGANIC spotlights the Hudson Valley as a region at the forefront of this movement. It features the dedicated farmers who are committed to growing and producing food using sustainable methods, and the chefs who echo their beliefs and pay homage to the food they produce. The portraits of the farmers and chefs were photographed using the wet plate collodion process, a technique developed in the mid-19th century. The 17,000-mile
journey through the Hudson Valley includes over 100 of its farmers and chefs.
Ashley Loehr.
Don McLean.
Eugene Wyatt.
Guy Jones.
Hanna Bail.
Jacob Diaz.
Jay Uhler.
Jean-Paul Courtens.
Jeff Bialas.
Jody Bolluyt.
John Gorzynski.
Lynn Faurie.
Ray Bradley.
Sam Wildfong.
Will Brown.
Willy Denner.
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