Edible Hudson Valley is a quarterly magazine whose mission is to tell the rich stories behind what we eat and drink. From farmers and foragers in Columbia County to chefs and brewers in Westchester, we celebrate all the deliciousness that our land and people produce. Distillers. Cheesemakers. Butchers. Sustainable fisheries. We dig deep to find the sustenance, from root to fruit. Edible Hudson Valley joins the award-winning network of Edible websites and magazines that stretch across North America, each devoted to connecting geographic communities with the unique food and drink of their land.
Publisher / Editor-in-Chief
The Hudson Valley has been Jennifer’s home since 2002. Introduced to Columbia County by her husband, she immediately adopted his love of the land and its people. Jennifer then left her career in advertising and became a bestselling author, obsessive-compulsive vegetable gardener, food preserver and blogger. She soon found herself with a barn full of garden tools and tractors, an ever-expanding kitchen garden, and the cherished sort of neighbors that seem to only exist in this neck of the woods. She’s honored to be the new steward of Edible Hudson Valley. She feels like her whole life has been pointing in this direction.
Tom’s love of the Hudson Valley runs as deep and true as if the place itself was his family. An accomplished businessman, Tom gets home to East Chatham and changes from Armani to Carhart as fast as possible. Tom grew up in Columbia County and while he’s traveled the world he has always come home to these sacred lands. Watching the slow and painful decline of agriculture in the Hudson Valley in the seventies makes Tom appreciate all the more the chance to be part of its bold revival through his ownership of EHV. Tom has many hobbies and interests but perhaps his proudest moment was pulling in the 9500 pound class on a 54 Case in the Columbia County Fair.
The third-generation Jacoby to make the Hudson Valley his home, Damon has spent his entire life exploring this land. Once a farmworker in Millerton, a professional forager and furniture maker, Damon brings a heartfelt sense of humanity and a respect for nature to all that he does. A professional photojournalist and videographer who’s work in the non-profit sector and for Smithsonian Magazine reflects his commitment to his craft, Damon is also an avid fisherman, camper and hunter.