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Earth to Table Founder Receives Climate Smart Specialist Designation

Jun 30, 2022 11:06AM ● By Marilee Burrell

Joe Baldwin

Joe Baldwin, founder of Earth to Table, was recently voted Climate Smart Specialist for the town of Pleasant Valley. The recovery of unused, leftover food is important to Baldwin, who supplies fresh produce from his two farms to local food pantries. In addition, his special teas and seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs are available for sale at his farm in Pleasant Valley or by delivery. 

“Joe knows what we need to do to create a sustainable world,” says Alison Jolicoeur, founder of Second Chance Foods, a Hudson Valley nonprofit that rescues food to reduce food waste and hunger. “Joe is knowledgeable about foraging and understands the benefits of eating local and the benefits of wild-sourced foods, such as nettle, comfrey and dandelion. From heirloom tomatoes, onions and herbs, to sunchokes, which the Native Americans revered for all of their healing potential, Joe grows them all.”

A Culinary Institute of America graduate, Baldwin is passionate about teaching people how to prepare fresh, healing foods. Starting in January, cooking classes will be offered at his teaching kitchen.

“A powerful force connecting people with the planet, Joe’s mission and movement will lead the way to a brighter future for all that are willing to join together,” says Jolicoeur.

Location: Earth to Table, 146 Gretna Woods Rd., Pleasant Valley. For more information, call Baldwin at 845.635.9388 or visit