Little Sprouts: Tuesdays in Spring
May
15
to Jun 12

Little Sprouts: Tuesdays in Spring

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Members: $65, Non-Members: $80
Four Tuesdays: May 15th, 22nd, 29th and June 12th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Join Poughkeepsie Farm Project as we explore the farm this spring! Sign up for a four-week series with your little one (ages 3-5) and wonder alongside them as we poke in the soil, harvest tasty vegetables, and enjoy nature together.

*Each session is one hour long. A parent or other caregiver must accompany the child.*

Learn more and register here.

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Little Sprouts: Saturdays in Spring
May
19
to May 23

Little Sprouts: Saturdays in Spring

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Members: $65, Non-Members: $80
Four Saturdays: May 19, June 2, 9, and 23. No class weekend of Memorial Day or Father’s Day, 10am -11am

Join Poughkeepsie Farm Project as we explore the farm this spring! Sign up for a four-week series with your little one (ages 3-5) and wonder alongside them as we poke in the soil, harvest tasty vegetables, and enjoy nature together.

*Each session is one hour long. A parent or other caregiver must accompany the child.*

Learn more and register here.

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 2: Women's Health and Herbs
Women over centuries have used herbs safely and effectively. Explore herbal remedies that encourage your body to heal itself and help with common female conditions. Make an herbal supplement vinegar and an anti-fungal oil. 

Learn more and register here.

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Junior Chefs: Spring Session (10-14 yr olds)
Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Junior Chefs: Spring Session (10-14 yr olds)

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $30, Non-Members: $35
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 Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!. 

Learn more and register here.

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Junior Chefs: Spring Session (6-9 yr olds)
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Junior Chefs: Spring Session (6-9 yr olds)

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
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 Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!. 

Learn more and register here.

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Write on the Farm Summer Camp
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Write on the Farm Summer Camp

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June 25-29  |  9am - 1pm  |  $275
Led by the region's finest educators, the Hudson Valley Writing Project and Poughkeepsie Farm Project are partnering to offer children ages 7 to 9 this unique learning experience. Join us as we explore a community farm together! Hands-on experiences will inspire our writing and creativity as we grow, harvest, cook, and eat delicious, farm-fresh food.

Learn more here and register here

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 3: Herbal First Aid
Explore wild and cultivated herbs to use for injuries, bug bites and for healing skin conditions. Learn how to put together your own herbal first aid kit. Make an insect repellent.

Learn more and register here.

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Junior Chefs: Summer Session (6-9 yr olds)
Jul
10
to Aug 7

Junior Chefs: Summer Session (6-9 yr olds)

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Members: $110, Non-Members: $125
Five Tuesdays: July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 3-4:30pm

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 Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!

Learn more and register here.

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Junior Chefs: Summer Session (10-14yr olds)
Jul
11
to Aug 8

Junior Chefs: Summer Session (10-14yr olds)

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Members: $135, Non-Members: $150
Five Wednesdays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1 and 8, 3-5pm

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 Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!

Learn more and register here.

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Writing, Farming and Food Justice Summer Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 10

Writing, Farming and Food Justice Summer Camp

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August 6-10  |  9am - 3pm  |  $295
Led by the region's finest educators, the Hudson Valley Writing Project and Poughkeepsie Farm Project are partnering to offer teens ages 13 to 17 this unique learning experience.  Where does food come from and why does it matter? Hands-on farming and cooking will inform and inspire our writing as we learn about how farms can promote sustainability and support our communities.

Learn more here and register here

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 4: Herbs for Bones, Muscles and Joints
Learn about herbs that keep your bones, muscles, and joints strong and healthy through a healthy diet and natural remedies and salves. Make a liniment. 

Learn more and register here.

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 5: Skin Health and Salve Making
Incorporate herbs into your diet and skin care routine to promote naturally healthy skin. Meet the herbal starts for skin health and make a calendula salve.

Learn more and register here.

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 6: Herbs for Immunity and Infections
Getting ready for winter, this class helps you to keep your immune system strong and introduces you to effective and simple remedies for health problems during the winter. Make an echinacea tincture.

Learn more and register here.

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Junior Chefs: Spring Session (6-9 yr olds)
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Junior Chefs: Spring Session (6-9 yr olds)

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
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 Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!. 

Learn more and register here.

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Junior Chefs: Spring Session (10-14 yr olds)
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

Junior Chefs: Spring Session (10-14 yr olds)

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $30, Non-Members: $35
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 Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!. 

Learn more and register here.

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Spring Fever Family Day and Book Fair!
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Fever Family Day and Book Fair!

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project

***Please note date changed to May 19th rain or shine!***
Join us to welcome spring and celebrate nature with this day of activities for children and families. Explore and learn with workshops and activities about buzzing pollinators and garden friends, growing seeds, cooking with garden-fresh ingredients and wacky art projects! Enjoy tasty bites and a colorful book fair! Collaborations with Poughkeepsie community partners, including The Environmental Cooperative, Dutchess Outreach, Family Services, and many more!
Learn more and register here.

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Forage and Feast Workshop
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Forage and Feast Workshop

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
**This workshop is FULL!** Join ethnobiologist and functional herbalist Hayden Stebbins for a walk through forest and field to see the world in a way you’ve never seen before. During this walk, Hayden will discuss common introduced and native plants, how to identify them by family, and their edible, medicinal, or poisonous properties. Participants will harvest edible plants along the walk to prepare a multicourse meal combining the harvest with regular food. This will include a wild plant pesto, hummus, a couple of teas and an extra dish depending on what plants and mushrooms are found. 

Learn more and register here.

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Open Farm and Spring Plant Sale
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Open Farm and Spring Plant Sale

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project

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.

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Open Farm and Spring Plant Sale
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Open Farm and Spring Plant Sale

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project

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.

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 1: Wild herbs and Tonics
Healing medicine is growing underfoot. Learn to identify common wild edible and medicinal herbs in the landscape of PFP. Make a tonic from mineral rich plants to get jump start on the spring. 

Learn more and register here.

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Advanced Composting Part 2
Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Composting Part 2

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Free! Open to City of Poughkeepsie residents only
These workshops will be led by Joyce Tomaselli, Community Horticulture Resource Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension. You can register for part one and part two, or just one. Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more and register here.

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Advanced Composting Part 2
Apr
17
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Composting Part 2

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Free! Open to City of Poughkeepsie residents only
These workshops will be led by Joyce Tomaselli, Community Horticulture Resource Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension. You can register for part one and part two, or just one. Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more and register here.

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Advanced Composting Part 1
Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Composting Part 1

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Free! Open to City of Poughkeepsie residents only
These workshops will be led by Joyce Tomaselli, Community Horticulture Resource Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension. You can register for part one and part two, or just one. Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more and register here.

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Film Screening: Dolores
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening: Dolores

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Join us for a screening of Dolores, a documentary film about Dolores Huerta, one of the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.  The film is in English with Spanish subtitles. The screening will be followed by a community discussion. Sponsors include Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Rural and Migrant Ministries, NYCLU, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, Black Lives Matter Hudson Valley, Worker Justice Center of New York, Hispanic Federation, and Dutchess Outreach.

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Advanced Composting Part 1
Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Composting Part 1

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Free! Open to City of Poughkeepsie residents only
These workshops will be led by Joyce Tomaselli, Community Horticulture Resource Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension. You can register for part one and part two, or just one. Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more and register here.

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Will Allen and the Growing Table
Feb
1
3:30 PM15:30

Will Allen and the Growing Table


at Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie
Will Allen and the Growing Table
Feb 1, 3:30-5:00 **snow date: Feb 6**
Kick off Black History Month by joining the Good Food Revolution! Poughkeepsie Farm Project will celebrate Will Allen, one of the most influential African American farmers of our time.  Learn why this professional basketball player became a legendary urban farmer and work with local farmer educators to decide how we can help carry on Farmer Will Allen’s mission here in Poughkeepsie! For 3rd-5th graders

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Herbal Home Remedies Workshop Series: Winter Remedies
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Home Remedies Workshop Series: Winter Remedies

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
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.

Learn more and register here.

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Corn Husk Dolls and Popcorn
Oct
25
3:30 PM15:30

Corn Husk Dolls and Popcorn

at Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street
Join Poughkeepsie Farm Project for an afternoon of storytelling, traditional crafts, and cooking!  Children will have the opportunity to sit with local elder Vickie Raabin to learn the art of corn husk dolls.  Natural foods chef Katie Key will guide how to cook and season delicious locally-grown popcorn.

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 The Power of Collaboration and Coordination
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

The Power of Collaboration and Coordination

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The Power of Collaboration and Coordination
Addressing the Issues of Food Insecurity, Health, and Poverty
Friday October 20th, from 9am-12pm **(check-in time, 8:30-9)**
PFP will host the October Nutrition Advisory Committee meeting. Join us for a facilitated, interactive dialogue about how new ideas in collaboration and coordination are changing the way we address the issues of food insecurity, health, and poverty in our low-income communities.  Registration is required.

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Soup-A-Bowl
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

Soup-A-Bowl

at Alumnae House at Vassar College
Two seatings: 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm
$30/adult ($35 after 9/18), $10/child 12 & under, 4 & under free!
Our 10th annual Soup-A-Bowl! Every fall, the Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP) and friends celebrate food and community at Vassar College’s Alumnae House with the Soup-a-Bowl Benefit Luncheon. Proceeds benefit the charitable and educational programs of PFP. Ticket-goers are treated to various bowls of soups, breads, beverages, and desserts, music stylings from The Roundabout Ramblers, games, a silent auction, and a handmade bowl from local artisans. Get your tickets here.

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Pavilion Ribbon-Cutting
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Pavilion Ribbon-Cutting

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Ribbon-Cutting for the Pavilion in PFP's Discovery Gardens
Please join us at noon on October 13 to celebrate the opening of our new educational pavilion. We are thrilled to be able to offer workshops and youth education program right inside the gardens in this comfortable and shady spot! We thank the generous donors who made this possible.

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Harvest Moon
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Harvest Moon

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Explore the culture of Native Americans as the season draws to a close and it is time to give thanks for our bounty and prepare for winter.  Herbalist and farmer, Sarah Elisabeth will share her harvest of roots and seeds and demonstrate traditional methods of long-term storage.  Join natural foods chef Katie Key in the kitchen to hone your culinary skills and prepare a delicious Fall Succotash.

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Feeding the Hudson Valley
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Feeding the Hudson Valley

at Walkway over the Hudson, 61 Parker Avenue
Gleaned produce from PFP fields will be served as part of a delicious free feast formembers of the public. Fresh top-quality produce that would have been wasted will make up the meal in order to promote positive solutions to food waste.

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Junior Chefs Fall 2017
Oct
3
to Oct 31

Junior Chefs Fall 2017

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Tuesdays 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.

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Herbal Home Remedies Workshop Series: Salves
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Home Remedies Workshop Series: Salves

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
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).

Learn more and register here

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Gleaning Training for Feeding the Hudson Valley
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Gleaning Training for Feeding the Hudson Valley

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
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. Click Here for Registration. (registration is required)

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Barn Dance with Susie Deane and Lauren McDonald
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Barn Dance with Susie Deane and Lauren McDonald

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This family-friendly dance is for the whole community, so bring your friends and come dance with us!

Join us in The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns!
Peter Stix calling fun dances for all!
Lauren McDonald on Fiddle, and Susie Q Deane on backup with piano and guitars!

A $5 donation is suggested to support PFP's community outreach programs.

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Art on the Farm Exhibition
Jul
1
to Oct 29

Art on the Farm Exhibition

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Daily during daylight hours
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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