Welcome to The Valley Table magazine
For those who want to engage with the land, the people and the traditions of the Hudson Valley, The Valley Table magazine offers an entertaining, enlightening and compelling read.
It's a consumer lifestyle magazine for those seeking the very best the region has to offer, and a business magazine spotlighting one of the most dynamic and significant elements of the Hudson Valley economy--food.
Celebrating food that is local, seasonal and sustainable for over 14 years, The Valley Table is published four times a year (March, June, September, and December). The magazine supports sustainable agricultural practices and efforts to strengthen the links among regional producers, marketers, restaurateurs and consumers.
Buy local. Eat local. Love what's on your table.
In 1996, Janet Crawshaw and Jerry Novesky took an eight-month sabbatical, traveling 35,000 miles across the country seeking authentic American experiences. They found that local farms, bakeries, fish markets, wineries and breweries were the key to understanding the country’s distinct regions. Inspired by their trip and the Chefs Collaborative, an educational sustainable food movement, the couple returned to their home in the Hudson Valley with a mission to awaken the region’s food consciousness. In 1998, they launched The Valley Table, a colorful quarterly, magazine that celebrates the agricultural heritage and cuisine of the region, leading the development of the Hudson Valley’s local food movement.
Crawshaw and Novesky launched Hudson Valley Restaurant Week in 2006 with a distinguished board of advisors, including chefs, restaurateurs and tourism leaders. The two-week culinary event premiered with 70 restaurants. Today, with more than 170 participating restaurants spanning 7 counties it is among the largest Restaurant Week events in the country. Participating counties include Dutchess, Westchester, Columbia, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Ulster. It has become a successful collaborative effort involving farmers, growers, wine makers and chefs.
Most recently, The Valley Table was recognized by The Daily Meal as one of 20 Great Food Magazines You Should Know About.
Publishers Janet Crawshaw & Jerry Novesky
Editor-in-Chief Jerry Novesky
Advertising Director Janet Crawshaw
Contributing Editor Steven Kolpan
Advertising Representative Tom Best
Accounting Donna Green
Sales & Sponsor Relations Laura Lee Holmbo
Associate Editor Justin Satkowski
Susan Baker, Robin Cherry, Darryl Estrine, Tracy Frisch, Steven Kolpan, Abby Luby, Francesco Mastalia, David Neilsen, Peter G. Rose, Dan Shapley, Keith Stewart, Greg Weber