Tap into your inner farmer! We welcome volunteers to help grow and harvest produce at the Farm. In 2017, more than 2,000 volunteers donated 7,100 work hours to the Farm. If you’re interested in planting, picking, packing, or learning about agriculture and the process of farming, please fill out the Volunteer Request form below. Include as much information about yourself and or/your group as possible. We’d love to hear from you!

Sign Up to Volunteer at the Farm

  • Closed-toe sturdy boots or shoes are recommended. In the event of rain, indoor work may be available depending on group size and the Farm's needs. Bring a raincoat or inquire about scheduling a rain date. We want your experience to be educational and productive but most of all fun!
  • Availability

    We do not host volunteers on Thursdays because that is CSA packing day.
  • Thank you so much for submitting your request! Please allow mes a few days to look for availability and get back to you. Any questions? Please contact me directly: Nina Price at ninap@regionalfoodbank.net or by cell phone at (518) 339-5726.

 

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