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.

Fall Youth Programs at the Farm

We have two new programs to offer our younger explorers for the Fall 2021 season!   For our middle school aged kids, we are proud to introduce our After School...

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Fighting Food Insecurity: Pop-Up Produce Pantries

We are proud to present our newest program to help alleviate food insecurity in Saratoga County. Our Pop-Up Produce Pantries, in partnership with many local organizations, allow us to increase...

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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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Fall Youth Programs at the Farm

We have two new programs to offer our younger explorers for the Fall 2021 season!   For our middle school aged kids, we are proud to introduce our After School...

READ MORE
Fighting Food Insecurity: Pop-Up Produce Pantries

We are proud to present our newest program to help alleviate food insecurity in Saratoga County. Our Pop-Up Produce Pantries, in partnership with many local organizations, allow us to increase...

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