Our Story

2019 Think Dutchess Innovation Challenge Semifinalist

Our Mission

Our mission is to train and hire Poughkeepsie residents who face physical, mental and societal barriers to employment through our inclusive, evidence-based training practices and workplace culture.

Learn more about our mission.

Our Impact

Small Business of the Year 2019

Employees and Trainees Report:

  • Obtaining long-term, stable housing
  • Obtaining a vehicle
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Improvement in physical and mental health
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Improvement in communication skills
  • Increased financial security
  • Purpose
  • Passion to continue to Earth, Wind & Fuego mission

Learn more about our business philosophy and employee benefits

Our Herstory

Earth, Wind & Fuego was founded in 2017 by Madeline and Jen, who share both collective visions for a just economy and a passion for healthy and delicious food. Learn more about our founders

Our Team

Attending Hudson River Housing’s Windchill Dinner 2019

Our team is an eclectic artistry of city of Poughkeepsie talent, including:

  • Veterans
  • Formerly-incarcerated
  • LGBTQ+ identified individuals
  • Seniors
  • Black and Indigenous People of Color

This is so much more than a job to me, this gives me a purpose…”

EWF Team Member

Meet Our Team

Our Food

Healthy, delicious cuisine prepared lovingly with local ingredients

  • Poughkeepsie Farm Project (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Roxbury Farm
  • North River Roasters (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Laughing Gut Kombucha (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Bissap Berry (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • T-Spoon (Rhinebeck, NY)
  • Bread Alone Bakery (Rhinebeck, NY)
  • Our Daily Bread (Chatham, NY)
  • Red Barn Produce (Highland, NY)

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