Your Local, Midtown Farm

 

 

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

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.

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

We are so proud of what we accomplished in 2017! 

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Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 by the end of 2017Your donation directly impacts children and youth in our programs as well as community members at our farm stands.  Donate now to invest in meaningful farm-based experiences for children and youth along with increased food access for a healthier community.

 

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    Year End Appeal Letter

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    We had a bountiful and experience rich year at the Kingston YMCA Farm Project.  We hope you will read about our accomplishments and our hopes for 2018 and support the work we do!

    Click here to read our end of year appeal letter. 

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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. 

    Learn more and buy your tickets here

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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.  Together we can build a more just food system, inclusive of all of Kingston residents.  Here is how your donation impacts our programs:

    $50 covers the cost for cooking supplies for a class

    $75 buys farm gear for a youth crew member

    $100 pays for an expert to teach a workshop to our youth crew

    $150 enables a public school class to experience a farm-based field trip

    $250 provides supplies to run the farm stands that serve senior citizens

    $500 supplies us with organic, non-GMO seeds for a season

    $1,000 registers our youth crew for a food justice conference

    We couldn't do it without YOU! 

     

    Want to send us a check instead?

    Make checks payable to Kingston YMCA Farm Project

    Mail to: 

    YMCA
    Attention: Farm Project
    507 Broadway
    Kingston, NY 12401

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