Community Food Production | Community Food Access | Farm Based Education | Youth Empowerment
We are committed to antiracist action through our work in the food system, through youth empowerment, and through social justice driven initiatives.
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. We sell our hyper local fruits and vegetables at farm stands in the lobby of the Y. 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 14-18 year olds the opportunity to work on our farm, help run our farm stands and gain valuable employment experience while earning an hourly wage.
The Farm is located behind the YMCA, across from River Radiology, near the intersection of Susan and Summer Streets.
In partnership with Hudson Valley Farm Hub, we are once again running our Winter Farm Stand November through February. Get your super fresh, super local vegetables on Thursdays in the lobby from 3:30-6:00. Think kale, swiss chard, arugula, salad mix, carrots, beets, potatoes, garlic, onions, sweet potatoes and so much more!
Our Youth Crew and Empowerment Coordinators have been working behind the scenes to create Sojourner Truth as a permanant day of recognition. Thanks to their efforts, the City of Kingston passed legislation that permanantly declares November 26 as Sojourner Truth Day. (November 26 is the date of Truth's death as her exact date of birth is unknown). Ulster County is also declaring November 26, 2021 Sojourner Truth Day for the second year. Next step, New York State!
This image was designed by Aleshannee Emanuel, one of our Empowerment Coordinators.
Our Summer Youth Crew wrote and created a video called Truth Talk. As part of their summer experience, the youth read Stamped: A Remix by Jason Reynolds based on Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning. Truth Talk focuses on what they learned about our history and how to be an antiracist agent of change. Watch Truth Talk now
Kingston YMCA Farm Project| 507 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401| [email protected] |845-332-2927