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.

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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Volunteers Needed!

Our Farm Crew is in need of community members to help us with some garlic clove separation, in preparation for the cloves to be planted in our fields! If you...

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Fall Seasonal Perspectives: Art on the Farm Program

Come explore all the different perspectives around the farm, fields and forest and create with us! Our second art making day will be Saturday, October 23rd from 8am to 6pm....

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Jump Into Fall with Pitney Meadows and Waldorf Saratoga!

Jump Into Fall is a family celebration of the season to benefit both the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs and Pitney Meadows Community Farm. There’s no time like the present to...

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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...

READ MORE
Volunteers Needed!

Our Farm Crew is in need of community members to help us with some garlic clove separation, in preparation for the cloves to be planted in our fields! If you...

READ MORE
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