Come join the party!
We host workshops and annual events where you will never walk away empty handed. From delicious veggies to new skills you won't want to miss an event with us.
Education Events and Workshops
Nourishing Winter Soups
Join Poughkeepsie Farm Project educators for a hands-on soup-making workshop! Participants will make and taste simple nourishing soups and leave with recipes and tips for making soups at home.
Wednesday, Feb 8, 6-7:30pm (snow date: Feb 9)
Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, Cavallero Room
Eat the Rainbow!
A celebration of the rainbow of produce that grows right here in Poughkeepsie! Poughkeepsie Farm Project educators will share a story celebrating these seasonal rainbows, and youth will have the opportunity to engage in vegetable print painting, and prepare a colorful snack using produce of all shapes and colors. **For Pre-k-2nd graders
Wednesday, February 15, 3:30-5pm
Boardman Rd Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie
Celebrating our Roots
A celebration of the contributions of black farmers to agriculture. Poughkeepsie Farm Project educators will share the story of Dr. George Washington Carver and prepare a delicious North African recipe in his honor. For 3rd-5th graders
Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-5pm
Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie
Black History Month Celebration
Join the Healthy Black and Latino Coalition for a celebration of heritage and community. PFP educators will be leading cooking workshops and providing information and activities about African Americans' innovations in agriculture. All activities will be geared toward children and families.
February 25, 11:00-3:00pm
Catharine Street Community Center
Herbal Remedies for Winter
Learn how to stay healthythrough the winter, boost your immune system and how to make simple home remedies. Use spices and foods to heal yourself and make a natural vapour rub; with Beatrix M. Clarke RN, herbalist.
Wednesday, March 1, 6-7:30pm
Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, Staff Kitchen
Seeds and Stories
Join Poughkeepsie Farm Project and the Environmental Cooperative for an afternoon of reading and seeding! Children in 2nd-5th grades (and their adults) will learn about gardening and conservation practices in urban settings through interactive stories, then make 'seed balls' out of locally-adapted and pollinator-friendly seeds that can be planted at a later time.
March 8, 3:30-5:00pm
Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St, Poughkeepsie
Eating Well on a Budget
Discover the fun and value in cooking at home with local farmer and culinary nutrition specialist Ellie Limpert from Poughkeepsie Farm Project. In this hands-on workshop, Ellie will share tasty affordable recipes and money saving strategies for planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks.
March 30, 6:00-7:30pm
Marlboro Free Library
1251 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY
*Please check back regularly as we schedule more community events and workshops!
Farm visits for all ages! Come visit us on the farm and see how we operate. You'll learn all kinds of useful information about the good food we grow here and how you can make the most out of it at home.
April - October
2 Hour Sessions
Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Check back for our 2017 annual event dates!
Spring plant sale
Come see what PFP is all about and take home potted herbs, flowers and vegetables grown at our on-site greenhouse. This year we are also selling PFP-grown seeds and featuring potted plants grown from these seeds, alongside PFP herbal products. Open to the public.
Soup A Bowl
Every Fall, PFP and friends celebrate food and art in Poughkeepsie at the Alumnae House at Vassar College. Proceeds benefit the charitable and educational programs of the PFP. Soups, pottery, raffle and silent auction, and live music from the Roundabout Ramblers and lots more. Check out the Event Info to learn more.
Join us for our end of the season potluck. Come see what we are about and meet people in the community. Don't forget to use your PFP produce to make your dish!