Posts by Amy Wu

Amy Wu is the communications manager at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub where she oversees the content for the website, newsletter and social media. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and spent 24 years as a professional journalist including in Salinas Valley, California where she reported on agriculture.
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Growing Sweet Potato from Slips

By Amy Wu / January 10, 2022

A trial led by CCE at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub examined the viability of producing sweet potato slips locally from certified rootstocks. This past growing season the Farm Hub hosted a research trial focused on sweet potato slip production.  Sweet potato plants are grown using “slips” – or stem cuttings – grown off of…

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Tracing Broccoli: The Journey from Seed to Table

By Amy Wu / April 6, 2020

This green plant is a window into better understanding food production and distribution at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub.   In the spring of 2019, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub began following several trays of broccoli on camera as a window into the process of growing vegetables — from production to distribution.   While production is a process that can be broken…

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Growing Mushrooms: Young Farmer Discovers a New Passion

By Amy Wu / January 13, 2020

Haga clic aquí para leer en Español. Seemingly overnight a backdrop of straw and plastic transform into an explosion of pink. Flamingo-colored mushrooms surface through an Everest of plastic bags packed with straw. There are hundreds of pink mushrooms in a wide spectrum of sizes and shapes, some of palm-sized and others as tiny as…

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