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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Spring Grants

A big thank you to the Richard S. and Harriet K. Fein Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley for awarding us a grant in support of our youth employment program!  Another big thank you to the Lucie M. Walker Memorial Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley in support of the Dig Kids and Camp Starfish. 

We are honored to be the recipients of these grants and appreciate the support of the work we do with youth in on the Farm.   

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Save the Date - Spring Spree

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Farm Expansion Work Weekend

Farm Expansion Work Weekend

September 30 10-4 | October 1 10-3 | October 2 10-3

We are expanding the Farm!  And we need your help!  Calling all volunteers to help us increase the growing space of the garden. With our larger growing space we will be able to grow more food for Midtown Kingston and host more young people!  All ages and levels of experience are welcome; we have tools for big and little hands.  Come help us move topsoil and compost, replace the perimeter fence, relocate framed garden beds.  Email kingstonymcafarm@gmail.com if you have questions, want to help with specialized skills or want to bring a group. 

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Community Harvest Celebration

Join us to celebrate a bountiful third season at the Kingston YMCA Farm.  This free event features food, farm tours, performances by POOK and Energy, and fun for all ages! Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30-7:30 at the Farm!

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Farm Stand Grand Opening Celebration

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Save the Date: July 30 | Farm to Fork Dinner

Saturday, July 30th.  Our second annual Farm to Fork Dinner.  Join us for an all-local, al fresco dinner at the Farm.  Chef Jamie Parry will prepare a locally sourced feast.  There will be drinks, music, dancing and fun; all for a great cause.  Stay tuned for more details. 

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Registration for Spring Little Farmers now open!

Sign your 3-5 year old up for Spring dates of  Little Farmers.  Each week will follow a similar format of play, garden work, snack making and eating, and reading a garden themed book.  You can sign up for 1,2,3, 4 or 5 sessions.  You are welcome to bring siblings.  The fee is $5-$15 sliding scale per week, per family.  You can pay in person with cash or check on the day of the session. 

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