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.

Summer Interns Needed

The Farm is seeking summer interns to learn about and assist our Communications, Education, and Community Gardens departments. It would be a terrific opportunity for students to participate in the...

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Seeking an Education Director

Education Director Position Available at the Farm Pitney Meadows Community Farm is seeking a high-energy, innovative team member with a passion for promoting educational engagement with our farming operation, Community Gardens,...

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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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Community Garden Plots Available

  Do you want to try your hand at growing your own food?  Well here’s your chance, as in the Community Gardens we have a few 4’x8’ gardens beds available...

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Summer Interns Needed

The Farm is seeking summer interns to learn about and assist our Communications, Education, and Community Gardens departments. It would be a terrific opportunity for students to participate in the...

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Seeking an Education Director

Education Director Position Available at the Farm Pitney Meadows Community Farm is seeking a high-energy, innovative team member with a passion for promoting educational engagement with our farming operation, Community Gardens,...

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