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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CDPHP Supports Prescription CSA Program

    Pitney Meadows would like to give special recognition and thanks to health-insurance provider CDPHP for their support and commitment to our mission of promoting eating nutrition-dense vegetables as...

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Welcome to Wondering, Wandering Wednesdays

Welcome to Wondering, Wandering Wednesdays, our new weekly series of fun and educational activities for kids and adults. They will appear each Wednesday on both on our Facebook and Instagram...

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Join Our 2021 Pick-Your-Own CSA

Fresh vegetables every week from July through the fall: It's easy when you're a Pitney Meadows CSA member. Now it's time to sign up for the 2021 season, and we're...

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Gift Certificates

Our Gift Certificates let you give a gift to someone you love that also helps Pitney Meadows Community Farm to keep growing food and growing community. They offer “adoption opportunities”...

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CDPHP Supports Prescription CSA Program

    Pitney Meadows would like to give special recognition and thanks to health-insurance provider CDPHP for their support and commitment to our mission of promoting eating nutrition-dense vegetables as...

READ MORE
Welcome to Wondering, Wandering Wednesdays

Welcome to Wondering, Wandering Wednesdays, our new weekly series of fun and educational activities for kids and adults. They will appear each Wednesday on both on our Facebook and Instagram...

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