NY Commissioner of Agriculture visits Hudson River Fruit Distributors

Hudson River Fruit Distributors was honored to be featured in the New York State (NYS) Specialty Crop Dinner in the Hudson Valley on September 26. The event was focused on promotion and education around the NYS Grown and Certified program. NY Commissioner of Agriculture Richard Ball attended the event as well as local Assemblyman Frank Skartados, local growers and supermarket chains. Alisha Albinder, 4th generation owner/operator of HRFD gave the tour and showcased the company’s commitment to the NYS program and to food safety. 

Alisha Albinder and NY Commissioner Richard Ball

New York State Grown & Certified was launched by the state in 2016 by Governor Andrew Cuomo. It is designed to identify and promote premier growers who adhere to food safety and environmental sustainability programs as well as strengthen consumer confidence in New York-based food products. New York farmers can take advantage of the growing market demand for locally-grown produce while sharing awareness of the food safety requirements. “NY Grown & Certified growers grow to a higher standard than anywhere else in the country,” said Commissioner Ball in an interview with Spectrum News. 

For more information:
Alisha Albinder
Hudson River Fruit Distributors
Tel: +1 845 795 2121

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