Summer camps fpr elementary and high school kids. A CSA that partners with local restaurants. A farm-to-table restaurant. A sustainable farm hub to which Saratogians commute daily to farm leased parcels. Such are a few of the main themes the Strategic Planning Committee is exploring for the future of Pitney Meadows.
In some ways, our final event of the year was the best of all. Maybe it's because Santa was there. Or maybe it was snow falling on the horse-drawn wagons. Whatever that magic was, our Holiday Ornament Festival was another wonderful community celebration on the farm.
The 50 plots in our Community Gardens are "tucked in and ready for winter,” says Garden Director Natalie Walsh, looking back with satisfaction on a remarkable first year. “We didn’t just build the gardens. We built a community," she says.
In the 1800s, a railroad shuttled passengers between downtown Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Lake for recreational fun, with mineral springs and mud baths along the way. Much of the railroad bed still exists, and now it has a boardwalk.