Patroon Land Farm Volunteer Event
The NENY Chapter of the CPCU Society has scheduled a group volunteer event at the Patroon Land Farm, a project of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Patroon Land Farm
132 Ketcham Rd
Voorheesville, NY 12186
Please respond to Colleen Potten by October 15th if you are available to attend this volunteer event.
About PATROON LAND FARM
A project of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
132 Ketcham Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186
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About the Patroon Land Farm
The Regional Food Bank, in partnership with the Patroon Land Foundation, manages the Patroon Land Farm to grow large quantities of produce for distribution to the Food Bank’s member agencies. We have 25 acres under cultivation, where we grow all kinds of vegetables from broccoli to zucchini. Volunteers play an important role in the Farm and enable us to grow and distribute over 100,000 pounds of food each year—the healthiest, freshest food available, straight from the Farm to the tables of those in need.
- Shifts are available every day between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- From July through October, Thursday volunteer hours start at 1:00 p.m.
- Two-hour shifts are recommended since working in the sun can be tiring.
- Both individuals and groups are welcome.
- Volunteer shifts must be scheduled in advance.
- To schedule a shift, contact The Patroon Land Farm at (518)339-5726
- Nina Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wear boots, sneakers or other closed-toe shoes.
- Wear long pants and a hat, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
- There is not a lot of shade on the Farm. Sunscreen and insect repellant are recommended.
- Sanitary facilities are limited. There is a port-a-john on the premises with a hand washing sink.
- We have bottled water available, but it is not always cold. Volunteers may wish to bring their own water and lunch or a snack.
- Volunteers must stay clear of machinery that is operating in the fields.
- Much of the Farm is surrounded by deer fence and temporary stock fence. These fences are electrified. Do not touch the fences!
- The work you will do will most depend on the weather and the needs of the farm. It could be picking rocks, planting, weeding, harvesting, or washing and packing produce. Whatever you do will help put food on the tables of people in need, so it is work worth doing!