Farm to Fork Fondo – Hudson Valley, a unique farm-to-table cycling event, will be returning to Pennings Farm in Warwick, New York on June 10-11, 2017.
The signature element of the event is a series of gourmet rest stops on farms throughout Orange County, in New York's lower Hudson Valley, which feature chef-prepared food made from each farm’s ingredients.
In 2016, Farm to Fork Fondo - Hudson Valley was hosted by Pennings Farm and drew nearly 600 participants from 24 states, and highlighted 8 area farms. The event also created an estimated $588,024 in total economic impact and contributed over $3,000 in donations to local community groups.
"Hudson Valley has become the premier stop of the Farm to Fork Fondo series," said event director Tyler Wren of Wrenegade Sports. "We're thankful for our strong local partnerships and are excited to continue to grow this event and to bring more participants and more national attention to this beautiful area."
“Farm to Fork Fondo has provided Orange County with a wonderful opportunity to showcase our agricultural community and given us an economic boost,” said Steven Neuhaus, Orange County Executive. “I know the 2017 event will be a success, and we all look forward to hosting the Farm to Fork Fondo again.”
Pennings Farm will host a gourmet 'Meet the Farmers Dinner' on Saturday June 10, and serve as the start-finish venue on June 11. “Warwick’s abundance of unique businesses, restaurants and farms like ours, and its proximity to New York City positions our county as a popular tourist destination,” said Steve Pennings, owner of Pennings Farm Market in Warwick, NY. “We’re excited to partner again with Wrenegade Sports to host the Farm to Fork Fondo in 2017 here at Pennings Farm Cidery, to show off our rural back roads and vast farmland, and act as a catalyst to spark economic growth.”
Updated 2017 routes, menus, and local farm partners will be confirmed in coming months, and online registration will open in January, 2017.
Visit FarmForkFondo.com for more information.
ABOUT FARM TO FORK FONDO
Farm to Fork Fondo is a series of non-competitive cycling events in rural areas throughout the Northeast. The mission of the Farm to Fork Fondo series is to highlight and support the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers and beautiful landscapes. Ride options range from 10 to 100 miles, and include several on-farm rest stops where participants sample chef-prepared treats made from each farm’s ingredients.
For more information, visit FarmForkFondo.com
2017 Farm to Fork Fondo Series Calendar
- June 11: Farm to Fork Fondo – Hudson Valley
- June 25: Farm to Fork Fondo – Finger Lakes
- July 16: Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont
- July 29: Farm to Fork Fondo – Pennsylvania Dutch
- August 27: Farm to Fork Fondo – Maine
- September 24: Farm to Fork Fondo – Berkshires
ABOUT WRENEGADE SPORTS
Wrenegade Sports produces the Farm to Fork Fondo event series. Wrenegade Sports was founded by former professional cyclist, Tyler Wren, with the goals of promoting physical activity in a fun and supportive environment, creating achievable challenges for people of all ages and abilities, benefiting host communities, and using events as a platform for social good.
Wrenegade Sports Marketing & Production Manager