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Farm Stand

Much of of the food we grow is sold through our farm stands, most of which are located in Midtown Kingston.  By co-locating our farm stands in community centers, we work to break down some of the barriers that prevent people from accessing healthy food.  We accept all kinds of payment: SNAP, WIC, FMNP, cash, checks, and debit and credit cards.  We strive to keep the prices low and we will always work with you if cost is a barrier.  

FARM STAND AT THE YMCA OF KINGSTON OPENS JUNE 7

THURSDAYS JUNE 7-November 1

3:30-6

507 Broadway, in the lobby  

 

MOBILE FARM STAND OPENS JUNE 19

TUESDAYS JUNE 19-SEPTEMBER 11

3-4:00 WMC Health HealthAlliance  (alternating weeks Broadway Campus and Mary's Avenue Campus)  

Find us at the Broadway Campus on 6/19, 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, 8/14, 8/28, 9/11

Find us at the Mary's Avenue Campus on 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21, 9/4

4:30-5:30  Kingston Public Library

How to find the mobile market:  At the Broadway Campus, we are set up just inside the Emergency Room entrance, across from the gift shop.  At Mary's Avenue, we are set up outside of the main entrance.  At the library, we are in the parking lot near the entrance to the library. 

 

Farm Stand at Institute for Family Health

Thanks to a grant from the Hudson Valley Farm Fresh Food Grant of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, we will have a farm stand at the Institute for Family Health's Kingston office.  Find us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month June 27-October 24.  Health practitioners will be writing prescriptions for veggies and giving out vouchers.  The Farm Stand will also accept SNAP and FMNP and everything else. 

11-1 PM at 1 Family Practice Drive Kingston, New York

June 27, July 11 and 25, August 8 and 22, September 12 and 26 and October 10 and 24. 

 


SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS

Field Trips

We offer field trips for area schools, scouting groups, homeschool groups and more.  We offer field trips in May-October and they typically last 1.5 hours.  Children will engage in real work around the farm-it might be seeding, transplanting, harvesting, watering, or clearing a bed.  We always include a sensory tour as well which engages children to explore using sight, sound, taste, smell and touch.   We can also customize aspects of the field trip based on units of study and curricular tie-in.  Cost is $75-$150 depending on the size of the group. 

Email kaycee@kingstonymcafarmproject.org for more information or to schedule your field trip.  

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Camp Starfish

Camp Starfish is a six week camp for 5-12 year olds that meets at the YMCA.  At least twice a week, the campers come out to the farm to work.  They seed, plant, harvest, water and do what is needed on the farm.  In partnership with the Chef’s Collaborative, they also get hands-on cooking classes and nutrition education. 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Training The Next Generation of Growers
Our original summer youth employment program has expanded to 4 seasons (spring, summer and fall) that provide both employment (and/or academic credit through Kingston High School) and career training along with agriculture based educational programs at the Kingston YMCA Farm Project. 
During seasonal crews of high school aged youth, we provide hands-on learning in sustainable urban agriculture through direct involvement in farm maintenance, farm markets, outreach, and agriculture related educational workshops. 
We work with City of Kingston youth to grow food, farm, encourage entrepreneurship, engage in community service, practice wellness skills, and be invested environmental stewards through hands on farming experiences and community involvement. Participants learn culinary skills, visit local farms, participate in community service, and sell some of their crops to the community at mobile farm stands and at the YMCA farm stand.

Through this employment program, youth practice skills related to sustainable urban farming, as well as customer service and other valuable job readiness skills. The youth farm crew participants also learn about food justice, local food systems, and are positioned to become agents of change within the food system.

Each high school farm crew season will include workshops with experienced professionals in the agriculture field such as local farmers, farm-to-table co-packers, farm market managers, food justice advocates, and/or local chefs.   

If you would like to bring your group or organization to the farm for a work day or for an educational event, please contact the farm at kaycee@kingstonymcafarmproject.org.