Our mission is to cultivate a just and sustainable food system in the Mid-Hudson Valley
On our member-supported farm in the City of Poughkeepsie, we grow fresh vegetables and fruit for our CSA, train future farmers, provide hands-on educational programs, and improve access to healthy locally-grown food.
Poughkeepsie Farm Project began in 1999 as a small community farm with a commitment to education and food justice. The first season, 15 CSA shareholders enjoyed produce from 3 acres of reawakened farmland leased from Vassar College.
Sixteen years later we have expanded to 12 acres and over 500 households take part in our CSA. We are leaders in cutting edge practices in today's sustainable agriculture. We harvested 183,366 pounds of produce (or 21% up from last season) in 2015, and donated 34,555 pounds of it to those in need in our community. In addition to the work we do to bring our crops to harvest, we train and educate the community on healthy growing
and eating practices year round.
Accomplishments in 2015
Each year our garden and community grows. Come see just how much!