Your Local, Midtown Farm

 

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Great things are growing at the Kingston YMCA Farm Project! The quarter acre farm uses organic methods to grow fruits and vegetables from arugula to zucchini. The Farm is a place of education and community food production: Young people from local schools, camps, and organizations work in the garden, learning first hand how to grow food. The Dig Kids program employs urban youth to work on the farm and at our farm stand. Pre-school aged children are invited to Little Farmers, where we read garden stories, work in the garden, and make a farm snack. We provide hands-in-the-dirt experiences for school groups, camps, and organizations.

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

We sell the produce from the farm directly to people living, working and gathering in Midtown Kingston. We have a farm stand in the lobby of the YMCA and we operate a bicycle powered mobile market at community centers throughout Midtown.  In 2016, the mobile market stopped at Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, the Kingston Public Library, Yosman Towers and the Governor Clinton Apartments.  We accept SNAP and WIC and Office of the Aging Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks.  We also participate in the Fresh Connect Program, a program which incentivizes SNAP usage. 

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

Help Us Grow!  During the end of year giving season, we are focusing on raising money for our expanded youth development program as well as our educational programming.  We hope you will help us develop powerful, experiential programming for young people in our community.  Give today.  

 

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    Thank you for supporting our end of year appeal which is focusing on growing our youth development and education programs. Your support will enable youth from Midtown Kingston to gain employment experience working on our farm,running our farm stands, maintaining gardens throughout the community, and participating in meaningful leadership experiences.  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! 

     

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

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    YMCA
    Attention: Eleni Dedovich
    507 Broadway
    Kingston, NY 12401

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