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Common Ground Farm, Stony Kill Environmental Center

MapWappingers Falls, NY
  • Fun
  • Innovative Farm Practices


Painted lettuce-green with images of squashes and carrots, the Veggie Bus mobile market brings fresh produce to area residents who otherwise might not have access. It’s just one of many innovative programs of Common Ground Farm, a working farm that leases land from Stony Kill Environmental Center in Wappingers Falls. From June through October, shareholders in the community-supported agriculture program claim their weekly haul of vegetables, herbs, and flowers; nonmembers can buy their produce at the Beacon Farmers Market on Sundays. This not-for-profit also offers fun community events including brunch in the fields on a summer day, campfire sing-alongs, and adult workshops on beekeeping, raising chickens — even natural lawncare. Summer dropoff programs for school-age kids give them a daily “haycation”: catching turtles in the pond, visiting the farm animals, working in the garden, and walking the trails.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2009 Editors' Pick — Best Innovative Farm Practice

Additional Information:

Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2009
County: Dutchess
Pick: Editors' Picks
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