Giving Back

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 and with 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.

We're Hiring: Seasonal Programs & Production Assistant

Pitney Meadows is looking for a full-time seasonal Programs & Production Assistant to join us! This position will report primarily to the Education Director, and also support the Farm Manager...

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We're Hiring: Full-time Farm Manager

Pitney Meadows is looking for a full-time Farm Manager to join us! Candidates must have a minimum of three years full season farming experience, preferably organic mixed vegetable production with...

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Honor Community with a Celebration Gift

The holidays are approaching, and with that the season of gift-giving. Did you know that we have Celebration gift certificates available for sale, both on our webpage and in our Farm...

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Another Way to Farm: A Documentary by Kathryn Brodie

Dive deep into the Farm's history and mission with our first official Pitney Meadows documentary! Directed and produced by local Skidmore graduate Kathryn Brodie, you can learn more about our team, our...

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We're Hiring: Seasonal Programs & Production Assistant

Pitney Meadows is looking for a full-time seasonal Programs & Production Assistant to join us! This position will report primarily to the Education Director, and also support the Farm Manager...

READ MORE
We're Hiring: Full-time Farm Manager

Pitney Meadows is looking for a full-time Farm Manager to join us! Candidates must have a minimum of three years full season farming experience, preferably organic mixed vegetable production with...

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