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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Monthly Citizen Science Opportunities at the Farm

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Creating During COVID: a conversation with Lynn Trizna, Michele Drozd, and Elizabeth Sobol

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Job Opportunity: Field Crew

  Pitney Meadows Community Farm is a 166-acre working community farm located in the heart of Saratoga Springs, NY.  The Farm offers agricultural education opportunities, champions healthy food production and...

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Monthly Citizen Science Opportunities at the Farm

  Citizen science is the participation of the public in scientific research. It engages the collective strength of communities to collect and analyze data , interpret results and even make...

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Welcoming Wondering Wandering Wednesday: Our new, weekly in-person children's education program!

Join our educators on the Farm for an experience that curates our weekly Wondering Wandering Wednesday activity posts and brings learning to life with facilitated hands-on seasonal activities that highlight...

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