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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
9:00 am12:30 pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

Tuesdays and Fridays, July 5 through August 30, 9am - 12:30pm, ages 5 - 13

Hilltop’s summer Farm Team is a program for inspired young farmers and energetic kids who are ready to jump into life on a working vegetable farm! We will spend our mornings twice a week working outdoors in the fields, weeding, watering, harvesting, and caring deeply for the vegetables we’re growing together. Of course, there are games involved, too! Bring a snack, water, and lunch, and be prepared to get dirty, wet, and be outdoors in all types of weather – farming never stops!

Please click the following link to Registration Page:
https://hilltophanoverfarm.org/news-events/event-calendar.html/event/2022/08/31/registration-for-farm-team/389431

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
10:00 am12:30 pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

In this kid-friendly class, we’ll experience food like never before, from source to belly, as we take you through the organic growing process, harvest ingredients together, and prepare a seasonal lunch in our farm kitchen. Engage with the roots of the emerging local food movement, learn the relationship between real food and lifelong nutrition and health, and discuss the impacts of sustainable and organic practices. Meet our farmers and growers, ask questions, and enjoy the best of the seasonal produce the farm has to offer!

$40 per person, ages 5 and up. Free for accompanying adults if they choose to stay.

Thursday, August 18, 2022
10:00 am11:00 am
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

Join us on Thursdays, July 7 through August 25th, from 10 - 11am, for a program tailored to your youngest kiddos!
For kids ages 2 - 5 & their caregivers. $15 each, max family price $30.

Spend the morning at the farm with your little ones, and enjoy all the farm has to offer! Over the course of the summer, we’ll meet the animals, play with seeds, discover new plants and taste fresh produce, get creative with flowers and herbs, and explore the forest trails. Each week will feature an exciting activity and lots of time outdoors (weather permitting), so be sure to join us!

Please register in advance so we know to expect you.

Friday, August 19, 2022
9:00 am12:30 pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

Tuesdays and Fridays, July 5 through August 30, 9am - 12:30pm, ages 5 - 13

Hilltop’s summer Farm Team is a program for inspired young farmers and energetic kids who are ready to jump into life on a working vegetable farm! We will spend our mornings twice a week working outdoors in the fields, weeding, watering, harvesting, and caring deeply for the vegetables we’re growing together. Of course, there are games involved, too! Bring a snack, water, and lunch, and be prepared to get dirty, wet, and be outdoors in all types of weather – farming never stops!

Please click the following link to Registration Page:
https://hilltophanoverfarm.org/news-events/event-calendar.html/event/2022/08/31/registration-for-farm-team/389431

Saturday, August 20, 2022
9:00 am12:00 pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

Join us in the fields as we celebrate a bountiful growing season!

As the weather starts to shift to (hopefully!) cooler, shorter days, our summer crops come to the end of production with one last round of flowering and fruiting.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to hop into this special harvest as we glean the last of these crops, harvesting all usable produce directly for donation to one of our pantry partners. Afterwards, we will work together to come full circle and clean up these areas by removing infrastructure and composting plants in our on-site facility, giving our fields a clean slate and a chance to rejuvenate over the winter.

Stay for the whole morning, or drop in before or after our other events of the day: just remember to register in advance so we know to expect you!

heirloom totmatoes

While tomatoes are in peak season, join Hilltop’s farmers as we eat our way through our greenhouse and field tomato growing spaces, learning about varieties, what makes an heirloom, and which cherry tomatoes are the sweetest. Come experience this magical month on the farm while the fruits are hanging thick on the vine! Offered Saturday and Sunday mornings through the end of August.

$20 per person. All ages welcome. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by a participating adult, kids 5 and under are free.

heirloom totmatoes

While tomatoes are in peak season, join Hilltop’s farmers as we eat our way through our greenhouse and field tomato growing spaces, learning about varieties, what makes an heirloom, and which cherry tomatoes are the sweetest. Come experience this magical month on the farm while the fruits are hanging thick on the vine! Offered Saturday and Sunday mornings through the end of August.

$20 per person. All ages welcome. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by a participating adult, kids 5 and under are free.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
9:00 am12:30 pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

Tuesdays and Fridays, July 5 through August 30, 9am - 12:30pm, ages 5 - 13

Hilltop’s summer Farm Team is a program for inspired young farmers and energetic kids who are ready to jump into life on a working vegetable farm! We will spend our mornings twice a week working outdoors in the fields, weeding, watering, harvesting, and caring deeply for the vegetables we’re growing together. Of course, there are games involved, too! Bring a snack, water, and lunch, and be prepared to get dirty, wet, and be outdoors in all types of weather – farming never stops!

Please click the following link to Registration Page:
https://hilltophanoverfarm.org/news-events/event-calendar.html/event/2022/08/31/registration-for-farm-team/389431

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
10:00 am12:00 pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10562
US

Natural dyes are more vibrant, rich, and much healthier for our bodies, often made from medicinal plants which people have been cultivating for millennia. Using flowers, plant material, berries and vegetables, we will cover the basics of dyeing and fixing color in organic fibers like cotton and silk, and you’ll leave with inspiration to keep dyeing in every season! Bring your own plain, undyed cotton or silk, if you’d like.

$30 per person. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult (adult participation not required).

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
9:00 am12:00 pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

This homeschool-specific program will introduce students to the processes at work on our organic farm as the heat of summer begins to wane, and will include lots of learning in the dirt! Through hands-on field work, meeting animals and plants in the fields and greenhouses, and a visit to the historic farm buildings, we’ll get up close and personal with the cycles of growing and food production, learn about history, and put our energy to work in the soil, all through the lens of sustainability and stewardship. Our programs are designed to supplement science and environmental education standards, and students will discover these concepts for themselves as we explore the farm. Part of our monthly homeschool programs at Hilltop!

$30 per person, appropriate for ages 5 and up.
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult participant

Thursday, August 25, 2022
10:00 am11:00 am
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

Join us on Thursdays, July 7 through August 25th, from 10 - 11am, for a program tailored to your youngest kiddos!
For kids ages 2 - 5 & their caregivers. $15 each, max family price $30.

Spend the morning at the farm with your little ones, and enjoy all the farm has to offer! Over the course of the summer, we’ll meet the animals, play with seeds, discover new plants and taste fresh produce, get creative with flowers and herbs, and explore the forest trails. Each week will feature an exciting activity and lots of time outdoors (weather permitting), so be sure to join us!

Please register in advance so we know to expect you.

Friday, August 26, 2022
9:00 am12:30 pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

Tuesdays and Fridays, July 5 through August 30, 9am - 12:30pm, ages 5 - 13

Hilltop’s summer Farm Team is a program for inspired young farmers and energetic kids who are ready to jump into life on a working vegetable farm! We will spend our mornings twice a week working outdoors in the fields, weeding, watering, harvesting, and caring deeply for the vegetables we’re growing together. Of course, there are games involved, too! Bring a snack, water, and lunch, and be prepared to get dirty, wet, and be outdoors in all types of weather – farming never stops!

Please click the following link to Registration Page:
https://hilltophanoverfarm.org/news-events/event-calendar.html/event/2022/08/31/registration-for-farm-team/389431

Saturday, August 27, 2022
10:30 am11:30 am
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
US

Take your tomato-growing to the next level by joining Farm Manager Ice Lekometros for a three-part intensive series on growing tomatoes, with hands-on workshops in March, June and August. Classes may be taken independently, registrants for all 3 will receive a $10 farm stand voucher upon completion of the series.

Class III will lay out a side-by-side tasting of the wide range of varieties available at the farm for eaters and growers alike, from deep red heirloom slicers to sweet golden cherry tomatoes, and include an open Q&A with Ice. You’ll leave with even further inspiration for your garden next spring!

$20 per person. All ages welcome. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by a participating adult, kids 5 and under are free.

heirloom totmatoes

While tomatoes are in peak season, join Hilltop’s farmers as we eat our way through our greenhouse and field tomato growing spaces, learning about varieties, what makes an heirloom, and which cherry tomatoes are the sweetest. Come experience this magical month on the farm while the fruits are hanging thick on the vine! Offered Saturday and Sunday mornings through the end of August.

$20 per person. All ages welcome. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by a participating adult, kids 5 and under are free.

Sunday, August 28, 2022
2:00 pm3:30 pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10562
US

Thinking of getting chickens or goats? Already have sheep or donkeys, but want to learn more about regenerative and sustainable systems for raising livestock? Livestock Manager Jess Farrenkopf walks you through the care and management of Hilltop’s Dutch Belted cows and our Boer and LaMancha goats with an eye towards regenerative farming. This class is designed for everyone, whether you just want to meet our animals or are ready to dive into livestock management for yourself!

$25 per person. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult (adult participation not required).