Our Plan

As one of the the last farms operating in Saratoga Springs, Pitney Meadows Community Farm has a unique opportunity to reconnect the city with its agricultural heritage. Our goal is to demonstrate that farmland conservation projects strengthen our local economy, increase our food supply, and create community bonds. We are committed to empowering community members to grow their own produce and educating children of all ages about the vital importance of regenerative agriculture, healthy food and good nutrition. We also aim to support the development of new farm enterprises and encourage the growth of a strong local food system in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Our plans, informed by and with the community, include:

Vibrant, mixed-use vegetable, small grain, and livestock farm operation open for the community.

Our farm fields are covered in a pasture mix now to regenerate the soil to prepare for organic farming. Starting in spring 2019, our farm fields will be lush with organic vegetables and grains - growing for farm to school, local food banks, and the community at large using sustainable agricultural methods to improve yield, conserve water and improve soil fertility.

Community Gardens & Children’s Garden.

Small garden plots offered to community members to raise healthy, organic produce for themselves, their families, and the community with guidance from experienced farmers. Community gardens foster a sense of community identity and stewardship and also encourage healthier eating. Through collaboration with local schools, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, and other educational entities, we will engage children in the gardens and introduce them to the magical world of greenhouses.

Community Education & Gathering Spaces.

Year-round programming for adults, youth, and families will be offered on diverse topics, including canning, preserving, preparation, and healthy eating. We hope to raise funds to construct an event center and commercial and educational kitchen.

Recreational Opportunities.

More than 30 acres of woodlands and wetlands along Geyser Creek will be set aside for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and picnicking. The Greenbelt Trail is expected to connect through the Farm over to the YMCA.

Read our strategic plan here

Friends of the Farm, Tara Gaston

Our new series introducing you to the amazing diversity of people who come to our farm for all kinds of reasons. Each month will feature a new friend, volunteer, supporter,...

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2019 Expansion of the Community Gardens

The Community Garden is now home to over 100 garden beds, building upon Pitney Meadow's commitment to provide community education, gathering opportunities, and a place to 'grow' community! With the...

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Community Gardens Weekly Bulletin, June 21st

Check out all the news for our Community Gardeners here on a weekly basis. If you are a Community Gardener and are not receiving these emails, please contact [email protected] to be added to our...

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