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

Children’s Literature in the Garden

Learn to use multicultural children’s literature to enhance your garden-based instruction and teach concepts in social studies, science, and nutrition. Discover great multicultural children’s literature and practice developing engaging learning activities that meet the goals of your program or school. Poughkeepsie Farm Project educators will share tips, a book list, and best practices for using literature to center your instruction. 

You must register for the City Growers Education Conference to attend this workshop.

Saturday, Feb 11, 9:00 AM, PS 20, 225 Adelphi St, Brooklyn,  NY 11205


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

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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. 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 

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

Annual Events

Check back for our 2017 annual event dates!


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.

Saturday, 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.



Community Potluck

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!