The Kingston YMCA Farm Project is an urban, educational farm located at the YMCA in Midtown Kingston, New York. Their mission is to educate, nourish and connect the Kingston community. For the last 8 years - and through this pandemic - the Kingston YMCA Farm Project has done an incredible job to provide for the community and to engage and empower youth while committing themselves to racial and economic justice as they work to create a more equitable food system for all.
The Kingston YMCA Farm Project teaches children from pre-k through high school how to work, explore and play in a farm setting. Children from the ages of 14-18 have the opportunity to work on the farm, help run the farm stand, and gain valuable work experience while earning an hourly wage.
The YMCA Farm Project holds a year-round farm market. They hold their own farm market so that they can control variables such as a reasonable time frame for their community, to offer the food in a central location for their immediate community, and to be able to keep their prices low. This ensures that fresh, local produce is accessible to the local community. The Kingston YMCA Farm Project accepts SNAP, WIC and Senior FMNP checks, cash, checks, and
debit and credit cards.
Shopping at the farm stands sustains the program; all money from farm stand sales goes back into programming.
Their hours of operation for November 2021-February 2022 are:
Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 p.m. in the YMCA Lobby.
Click here for more information about The Kingston YMCA Farm Project.
Click here to make a donation on their website.
A donation of $30 will buy you the Y Farm Project Bilingual Cookbook written by the kids and farm team with the help of chef and best-selling cookbook author, Julia Turshen.
If you prefer to send a check, you can make it out to:
Kingston YMCA Farm Project
507 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401