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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