Know where your money goes
Poughkeepsie Farm Project takes great pride in our financial efficiency and accountability. We work to maximize the value of every dollar we receive. We encourage you to investigate before you donate. Click on the links below for independently verified information about the farm's finances.
Take the time to get to know us
From the farm to the classroom, our farmers and educators dedicate their lives to ensuring that communities in the Hudson Valley have what the they need to be healthy and strong. Our partners contribute to just how impactful we are season in and season out. We encourage you to come on a farm visit, bring your family to an event, take an educational workshop, and see for yourself what we have to offer.
Harvest Donation 2016
194,067 lbs of produce (up from 183,366 lbs in 2015)
Average lbs of food for whole full-season share 388 lbs (up from 315 in 2015)
Total donated (Sponsored and Food Share):
36,935 lbs (up from 30,210 lbs in 2015) - Valued at $74,850
Food share donation:
24,907 lbs (up from 20,286 in 2015) - Valued at $48,142
2,028 lbs - Valued at $26,708
Seeds of the Food System is one of many ways we give back to the community
At risk teens (14-18 years old) from across the city join us to grow, harvest, process, test and package locally adapted seeds. We grow and save seeds for local distribution and teach seed saving skills to dozens of teens each year. We inspire the application of botanical knowledge and gardening skills as well as a sense of community and self-sufficiency.
Why save seeds?
Preserve the ancient art of seed saving
Conserve biodiversity and genetic resources in an era of vulnerable agricultural monocultures and global climate change
- Work toward regional sustainability and increase regional food security
- Preserve cultural heritage
- Gain public control and self-sufficiency of the seed supply and the food available to eat
- Grow seeds that are adapted to organic growing practices in the northeast
For the Love of Veggies
The minute a class of students step off of their school bus on to the farm, the excitement is palpable. The day may be grey, rainy, or even snowing, but the young pack of explorers can barely contain themselves because they know the next two hours hold adventure and discovery. Poughkeepsie Farm Project is a place that invites curiosity and unearths rich multisensory experiences. A place to marvel at the rising steam of a colorful compost mountain, celebrate beneficial insects and dance the honey-bee-waggle, a place where getting dirty is encouraged, and above all, vegetables are king.