Community Based Farm Stands

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 Opens June 6th!

Thursdays 3:30 - 6:00 | June 6 - October 31

Lobby of the Y @ 507 Broadway in Kingston


Mobile Farm Stand Opens June 18th

TUESDAYS 3:00-4:00 WMC HealthAlliance Hospitals

Broadway Campus (across from the gift shop, near the ER)

June 18 | July 2, 16 and 30 | August 13, 27 | September 10

Mary's Avenue Campus (outside the main entrance)

June 25 | July 9 and 23 | August 6 and 20 | September 3

4:30-6:00 We Got the Juice


Free Farm Stand at Institute for Family Health

1 Family Practice Drive Kingston

Thanks to a grant from the Hudson Valley Farm Fresh Food Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, we host a FREE farm stand at the Institute for Family Health's Kingston office.  Find us every other Wednesday from 11-1. 

    2019 Farm Stand Dates

June 26

July 10 and 24

August 7 and 21

September 4 and 18

October 2, 16 and 30 



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.  


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. 


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.   

Cooking Crew

During the winter months, November-March, we run cooking crew for area youth.  Cooking crew meets once a week to prepare a meal from scratch.  Youth work together to cook a multi-course meal.  We then sit down and share a meal as a group.  We invite community members and leaders to sit down and break bread with us as well.  Youth participants earn a stipend for their participation. 

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.