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.
We are partnering with Farm Hub of the Hudson Valley to bring a winter market to the Y! The Farm Stand will run uninterrupted through January. Same time, same place, same great prices. You can expect salad greens, spinach, collard greens, kale, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, garlic and winter squash!
FARM STAND AT THE YMCA OF KINGSTON IS OPEN!
THURSDAYS JUNE 7-JANUARY 31, 2019
507 Broadway, in the lobby
MOBILE FARM STAND IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Farm Stand at Institute for Family Health | 1 Family Practice Drive Kingston, NY | 11-1
Thanks to a grant from the Hudson Valley Farm Fresh Food Grant 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
July 10 and 24
August 7 and 2019 Dates21
September 4 and 18
October 2, 16 and 30
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS
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 email@example.com for more information or to schedule your field trip.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.