History

In 2002, 74% of Saratoga Springs voters looked to the future of their community and voted to establish a five-million-dollar Open Space Fund. The Fund was to be used by the City of Saratoga Springs to protect its most prized open spaces from development. A clear priority with widespread support for protection was the Pitney Farm, a 166-acre parcel that supported one of the last remaining active farms within the City.

•  1862  •

The property had been used for agriculture since it was purchased by Jonathan Pitney in 1862. His descendants and owners until 2015 - William, Kathy, and Judith Pitney - sought to preserve the essential nature of the farm for the community, despite lucrative offers to sell the property for development.

•  2016  •

Thanks to the wisdom of the voters and the generosity of the Pitney family, the community is now assured that the Pitney Farm will be preserved in perpetuity for farming and education. The vision of the partnership between the City and the Pitney family is embodied in a conservation easement made possible by a $1.13 million investment from the Open Space Fund. Fulfilling this vision is the mission of the Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2016.

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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