Collaborations

Our farm is unique because we don’t grow to make money; we grow to give. Our philosophy of farming means growing for the community.

Food Security

Access to Farm-Fresh Produce

We have made a commitment to supply Saratoga County and beyond with fresh produce donations to food pantries, senior programs, and other programs to feed the community.

This season we have doubled our commitment to meet the increasing need and are well on our way to growing and donating more than 7.5 tons of produce valued at more than $40,000.

Farm-to-School Program

Fresh vegetables, delivered just-picked from the fields to our schools, create more nutritious school-day meals for children and promote better overall health. We launched our Farm to School Program in early 2019 in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Saratoga Springs City School District. Our two-year grant-funded program through the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, now refunded for two additional years, has allowed us to grow food for our district as well as two other school districts. Working closely with Cornell Cooperative Extension, we offered volunteer opportunities on the farm for High Schoolers and on-site field trips for the elementary schools.

With some students returning to school this month, we are renewing our commitment to provide fresh, healthy food to our school partners through the Farm-to-School program. While there is uncertainty ahead, Pitney Meadows Community Farm is working closely with school lunchroom operators to adjust to their changing needs and meet the challenge of delivering meals to students in the classroom during the pandemic. We expect to provide cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and white potatoes. Working together with local chef Kevin London, the Saratoga Springs School District is committed to incorporating our fresh produce into their fall menus and preserving the summer's bounty for use later this winter.

Collaboration with Local Chefs, Restaurants, and Fellow Farms and Producers

Many of the area’s chefs, restaurants, and caterers feature our produce in their cooking for their customers and in dishes they create for our special Farm events, such as Fire Feast and Drive-In Movie Nights. We also work with neighboring farms to feature their pasture-raised meats and other vegetables and fruits at our Farm Stand. These partnerships offer the chance to promote and share our rich agricultural and culinary community with the greater Saratoga region.

Arts Organizations and Programs

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Educator Day: May 22, 2021

Educational opportunities at Pitney Meadows Community Farm are growing! Pitney Meadows offers unique potential for experiential education programs with our vegetable farm, gardens, fields and nature trails for students of...

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week - April 18 to 24, 2021

Volunteers undoubtedly have the greatest impact on any nonprofit organization- Pitney Meadows is no different. Five years ago, an enormous volunteer effort began to preserve the Pitney farmland as a...

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Children's Road Rally: April 24th, 2021

We are very excited to partner with The Saratoga Automobile Museum and The Children's Museum at Saratoga for The Children's Road Rally, happening April 24th from 9am to noon! The Rally will start at...

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What Members Say About Our Pick-Your-Own CSA

Thinking of joining our CSA, but not quite sure? There may be no better recommendation for just about anything than word of mouth (think Yelp!). So we asked our CSA...

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Educator Day: May 22, 2021

Educational opportunities at Pitney Meadows Community Farm are growing! Pitney Meadows offers unique potential for experiential education programs with our vegetable farm, gardens, fields and nature trails for students of...

READ MORE
Celebrating National Volunteer Week - April 18 to 24, 2021

Volunteers undoubtedly have the greatest impact on any nonprofit organization- Pitney Meadows is no different. Five years ago, an enormous volunteer effort began to preserve the Pitney farmland as a...

READ MORE
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