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.  


We need volunteers!  October 15th and 24th from 10-2

Can you help us move 40 cubic yards of compost to the farm beds?  The compost will nourish the soil that grows food for our community!

We also need help moving 45 cubic yards of topsoil to create our new youth-designed pollinator garden!

Sign up for a volunteer shift here.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  





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 






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Kingston YMCA Farm Project| 507 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401| [email protected] |845-332-2927

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