Starting this spring, volunteer with us at the Patroon Land Farm!
Tap into your inner farmer! We welcome individuals, families, schools, and other organizations to help us seed, plant, harvest, pack, and help with growing fresh vegetables during the growing season. We are currently in need of volunteers to help the Patroon Land Farm get a jump start on the season by helping start seeds in our greenhouse!

Due to COVID-19, we have set up small shifts to ensure volunteers are able to work according to New York State’s social distancing recomendations. The Patroon Land Farm staff are also taking every precaution in ensuring work spaces and tools are cleaned and sanitized on an ongoing basis.

School Tours

Each spring, classrooms begin the growing-harvest cycle as partners with the Food Bank. Staff visit classrooms providing soil, seeds and growing cups for students to start the process by planting seeds. Under the students’ care, the seeds germinate, grow into plants and are brought to the Farm for transplanting into the soil. Throughout the season we host any school groups that desire to participate in farm activities. We use these opportunities to teach the students about agriculture and the workings of a farm. We annually participate in a Cornell Cooperative Extension program called “Ag in the Classroom” which places farmers into schools where they educate students about agriculture.

Internships

The farm is always interested in working with interns over the season. Interns participate in all aspects of crop production, make deliveries of produce to the Food Bank, and work on farm improvement projects.

Donations

Make a cash donation to the farm.

Please contact Bob Baker at Bobb@regionalfoodbank.net for more information.

Patroon Land Farm | 132 Ketcham Road | Voorheesville, NY 12186