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By Patrick Lang

The harsh winter now seems like a distant memory (sorry to bring it up) and I’m sure everyone is enjoying the...

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Connecting Farm, Food and Community

The Poughkeepsie Farm Project exists to ensure that our local community, our region and our nation has secure access to good food now and in the future. Our vision is a just and sustainable food system that serves and nourishes all people while providing healthy food, strengthening communities and stewarding the environment. We work toward this vision by using community-based strategies to produce food, create and support venues for food distribution, and provide hands-on educational experiences about food and farming for children, youth and adults.

RECENT NEWS

Tue, Aug 19th
On July 30, educators attending Teaching the Hudson Valley's 2014 Institute took part in a PFP-hosted field experience called: Our Ecosystem, Our Health: Exploring the Benefits of School and...   continue reading
Fri, Jun 13th
Thanks for supporting our 7th annual the Soup- A-Bowl!  This wonderful event showcases local food, art, and community.  We raised more than $16,000 to allow the PFP to continue to provide...   continue reading
Sat, Jun 7th
Originally from the Hudson Valley, PFP’s new Office Manager, Jan Nagle has just made her way back home after living in Western NY for many years. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from SUNY New...   continue reading

FEATURES

Educators Learn to Teach through Gardening

Twenty-five educators from throughout Dutchess County and the surrounding region attended Using Gardens to Teach, a three-day professional development program on August 6-8. Led by Poughkeepsie Farm Project and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the training aimed to equip teachers to utilize gardens as a teaching resource.

Welcome (back) to the crew!

Hannah Snyder-Samuelson

Hannah will begin her senior year at Vassar College this fall, where she studies geography with concentrations in earth science and environmental policy. She is fortunate enough to have spent this past semester doing a paleoclimatology and geopolitics program in Copenhagen, Denmark, traveling to the west coast of Greenland to study the Greenlandic Ice Sheet firsthand! Hannah is also interested in forestry and natural resource management, especially after conducting research on land use policy and silviculture techniques in the Adirondacks this past fall and working in an urban forestry office near her Pennsylvania home last summer. At Vassar, Hannah is constantly hearing exciting news about the work that the Poughkeepsie Farm Project has done over the past few years, and she is absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to finally meet and work with all of you this year.

How the Summer Flies By. . .

I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels as if this summer is flying by too quickly, though I am excited that we still have at least three more months of the CSA and hearing all of the different ways to eat all of this produce! As I've been hanging out in the fields and during distibution for the last two months, I've found out that the PFP is a pretty important part of most members lives, and everyone I meet is truly an ambassador in some way. And even though as a community, we don't necessarily all have the same individual expectations and experiences, everyone seems to treasure the value their participation. So much has happened in just the last two months, and we have a lot more coming up so I can't share it all just yet, but I hope you might find the following highlights as cool as I do!

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