Your Local, Midtown Farm

 

 

Community Food Production | Food Access | Farm Based Education | Youth Development

 

Join us for our FREE Community Harvest Party on September 18th from 5-7 PM!

 

 

We are an urban, educational farm located at the YMCA in Midtown Kingston, New York.  We use organic growing methods to grow food for our immediate community. Our produce is sold at our farm stand and bicycle powered mobile markets which are co-located where people live, work, and gather in Midtown Kingston. We work with pre-schoolers through high-schoolers, bringing young people to the farm to get their hands dirty as they learn, work, explore and play on the farm. Our youth development program offers 14-20 year olds the opportunity to work on our farm, help run our farm stands and gain valuable employment experience while earning high school credit or an hourly wage.  

The Farm Project also hosts community work days and farm based events, providing opportunities for people of all ages to contribute to the farm.

Farm Stand at the YMCA opens June 1st

Our Farm Stand takes place every Thursday from June 1 until October 26th. We are open from 3:30-6.  Find us in the lobby of the YMCA at 507 Broadway.  We accept SNAP, WIC, FMNP, cash, checks, and debit cards.  

Mobile Market launches June 13th

With our bicycle powered mobile market we bring our produce to Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley campuses and the Kingston Public Library.  We will alternate hospital campuses each week, beginning with the Broadway Campus on June 13th.  We will be there from 3-4.  Every Tuesday we are at at the Kingston Public Library from 4:30-6.  We accept SNAP, WIC, FMNP, cash, checks, and debit cards.  In July we will add Yosman Towers and Governor Clinton Apartments to the mobile market route. 

The Farm is located behind the YMCA, across from River Radiology, near the intersection of Susan and Summer Streets.  

 

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    Fall Youth Crew

    Now Hiring for our Fall Youth Crew!

    The Kingston YMCA Farm Project has begun recruitment for the fall session of their youth farm crew! The youth crew will assist farm staff in community food production and food access by maintaining the urban farm while also assisting with the local farm stand and educational programs.

     

    The session will take place from September 18th – October 28th (6 weeks) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-5:30pm. Farm stand shift is on a Thursday until 6:00pm. There may be one or two weekend work sessions. Please see draft calendar linked below. Youth farm crew members must be between the ages of 14-18 years old and have working papers. The pay rate is $10/hour. 

     

     

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    Farm to Fork 2017

    Join us for our third annual Farm to Fork Fundraiser at the Kingston YMCA Farm Project.  Enjoy a locally sourced multi-course dinner, live music, and special drinks under a tent at our beautiful urban farm.  All proceeds from this event will directly support our youth development programs which engage young people in urban farming, farm stand management, and expose them to careers in the local foods movement.  We hope you will join us a guest or a volunteer on Saturday, July 22nd from 5:30-8:30. 

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    Seedling Sale

    Seedling Sale

    Thursday, May 11th 3:30-6

    in the lobby of the YMCA

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    Support

    Thank you for supporting the work we do at the Kingston YMCA Farm Project.  This year we are focusing our fundraising on our newly expanded youth development program.  Susan Hereth, our new Education Director, is creating a three-season youth internship and employment program.  Kingston youth will be hired to work on the farm and help run the farm stands.  Youth will also learn about the food system and about career possibilities working in the local foods sector.   Your support also funds more school groups to visit the farm, where they learn first hand where food comes from.  

    We couldn't do it without YOU! 

     

    Want to send us a check instead?

    Make checks payable to YMCA of Kingston, "Farm Project" in the memo line

    Mail to: 

    YMCA
    Attention: Eleni Dedovich
    507 Broadway
    Kingston, NY 12401

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