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.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

 

Herbal home remedies workshop series: TInctures

Tuesday, August 29, 5pm-7pm
Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
Poughkeepsie Farm Project, 51 Vassar Farm Lane

Learn ancient techniques of plant medicine making with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. Three workshops will demonstrate the art of tincturing, salve making and making winter remedies. You will be able to make your own home remedies.

Tincturing: Herbs and their nutrients can be preserved over a long time. Plant materials are extracted in vinegar, alcohol or glycerin. We will make liquid herbal extracts for immunity, digestion and relaxation.

 
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Gleaning Training for Feeding the Hudson Valley

Tuesday,  Sept 19th, 5pm to 7pm
Poughkeepsie Farm Project
51 Vassar Farm Lane

Do you want to learn more about how prevent food waste while getting local fruits and vegetables to those in need? Gleaning is a win-win-win – for the farmer, for the environment, and for folks who are food insecure. Hudson Valley gleaning experts will be discussing the ins and outs of gleaning and opportunities for you to participate. Gleaning opportunities exist throughout the local growing season. Find out how you can participate! Specific gleaning opportunities are being scheduled for the end of September to rescue produce for Feeding the Hudson Valley to be held Saturday October 7, 2017 on the Walkway over the Hudson. Learn more about how you can volunteer for this event. Sponsored by Dutchess Outreach, Family of Woodstock, Hudson Valley Agri-Business Development Corp, Hudson Valley Regional Council, Long Table Harvest, Orange County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Rondout Valley Growers Association and UlsterCorps. Registration required. (registration link coming soon)

 

Herbal Home Remedies Workshop Series: Salves

Tuesday, September 26, 5pm-7pm
Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
Poughkeepsie Farm Project, 51 Vassar Farm Lan
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Learn ancient techniques of plant medicine making with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. Three workshops will demonstrate the art of tincturing, salve making and making winter remedies. You will be able to make your own home remedies.

Salve Making: Through the creation of healing salves, we can receive the benefits of herbs as well as alleviate dry skin. Learn how to makesalves and lip balms. (The same that are made by PFP herbalists).

 
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Junior chefs Fall 2017

Tuesdays starting October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 (5 weeks). 4:30pm-6pm
Members: $85, Non-Members: $100
Ages 7-12, limit 12 participants

Do you have a budding young chef in the family?  Junior Chefs Cooking Club is for youth who want to explore the world of culinary arts!
Together with Chef Katie Key, Junior Chefs will be led through a 5 week program that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen! Pre-registration is required.

 

Art on the Farm Exhibition

Daily during daylight hours
51 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY

From July 1-October 29, 2017, seventeen sculptures will be available to view with a self-guided walking tour. This juried four-month outdoor sculpture exhibit showcases Mid-Hudson Valley artists at Poughkeepsie Farm Project and Vassar College's Ecological Preserve. Art on the Farm is FREE and open to everyone! 

 
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Herbal Home Remedies Workshop Series: Winter Remedies

Tuesday, October 31, 5pm-7pm
Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
Poughkeepsie Farm Project, 51 Vassar Farm Lane

Learn ancient techniques of plant medicine making with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. Three workshops will demonstrate the art of tincturing, salve making and making winter remedies. You will be able to make your own home remedies.

Winter Remedies: Winter brings its own health problems like colds, flu, coughs, and sore throats. Make herbal sore throat lozenges, a cough syrup and a natural vapor rub.

 

*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

Events

Soup A Bowl

Two seatings on October 15th
Vassar College Alumnae House, Poughkeepsie

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 live music from the Roundabout Ramblers and lots more. Check out the Event Info to learn more.

 

 
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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.

 
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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.