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
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
Spring Fever Family Day and Book Fair
Join us to welcome spring and celebrate nature with this day of activities for children and families. There will be workshops for children and families on pollinators, planting seeds, garden visitors, cooking from the garden, and more. We will also have a children's book author and a book fair with new books at discounted prices. Please register if you plan on attending this event! Event collaborators include The Environmental Cooperative, Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Dutchess Outreach.
April 8, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Family Partnership Center cafeteria
29 N. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie
Literacy in the Garden
Help the Boardman Road Branch Library plant their 2017 garden! Garden educators from Poughkeepsie Farm Project will lead families in planting vegetables in the raised-bed garden. Learn about plant and human health through planting activities and read alouds. Please dress for the mess and weather. Meet in the Lobby at 2:50 pm and head out to the garden at 3 pm. For families with children Pre-K and up. Registration required.
Thursday, June 22, 2:50 - 4:30 pm, Boardman Road Branch Library
*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
Swing Into Spring
Suit up and join us as we Swing into Spring! Don't miss The Big Band Sound and your chance to swing dance for a good cause. This dance is open to the public. We ask that you pay what you can with a suggestion donation of $5-$10.
The dance is being held in the newly renovated Vassar Farm Barn. There will be a swing dance lesson for beginners, given by instructors from PoTown Swing, starting at 7 p.m. and the dance will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Open Farm & Spring plant sale
We invite our community to join us for two days of festivities! Join us on a tour of the farm, meet the staff and board of directors, learn about our programs and activities, take a spin on our bicycle-powered polenta grinder, explore our meditation and discovery gardens, and stop by the smoothie station. There will be fun activities for the whole family. We will be selling nearly 100 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs raised in our greenhouse, as well as garden seeds produced at PFP and beautiful PFP merchandise.
Saturdays, May 6th & 13th, from 9:00 - 2:00pm, 51 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie
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!