Volunteer run, collectively grown, communally shared
We are a community supported micro farm in the heart of the Village of Athens, New York that grows and distributes fruits, vegetables, and herbs. We are built and maintained solely by community volunteers and welcome all our neighbors to come by and enjoy the space. Shares of the harvest are available to anyone who wants them at the farm or distribution locations.
What’s growing is for everyone—no cost or membership needed.
How to get involved
Come visit the farm any time. We’re located just behind the Athens Volunteer Fire Dept. at 39 Third Street, Athens NY. Explore what’s growing in the beds, do a little weeding or pick your own veggies. The farm space is yours to explore!
Have an idea for the farm? Just let us know and we can work on it!
Stop by the D.R. Evarts library at 80 Second Street, Athens, NY on Saturdays from 10am – 11am. We’ll be set up with free, fresh veggies during their weekly Story Time event.
Rivertown Apts residents: We drop off the week’s harvest in the common room on Thursdays around 10am.
Want to volunteer? Sign up for updates about upcoming work days and other volunteer opportunities. As volunteers we love to build beds, plant seeds, harvest produce and paint signs. Sometimes we drive veggies around the neighborhood. No experience is necessary to help out – those that know how will teach you and if no one knows, we learn together.
The farm relies on donations to keep it running. Please feel free to connect us with anyone that may be able to provide materials like lumber, soil, seedlings or tools. Have the capacity to donate directly?
We’re currently raising funds to continue bringing fresh, local produce to the Athens Food Pantry and Rivertown Senior Apartments through the late fall and winter. Donate today if you’re able!
Please make checks out to Sarah Grinberg w/ Athens Community Farm in the notes. Checks can be mailed to:
Athens Community Farm
c/o Sarah Grinberg
7 S Warren Street, Athens, NY 12015
A look at the farm so far
square feet of garden
bunches/bags of produce donated, as of 10/14
volunteers building, weeding, watering + more
mascot, ramona the goat
News & updates from the farm
- Notes + Next Steps from the November MeetingMeeting date: November 13, 2021 The farm is closed for the season! Three solid hours of rain this Saturday led to more of an impromptu meeting than we had planned for our last gathering of the year, but there’s stillContinue reading “Notes + Next Steps from the November Meeting”
- November Farm Meeting + Work Day: Sat 11/13 12-3 PMFrosty mornings and waning sunshine mean it’s time to officially put our growing beds to rest for the season. Come join the farm crew this Saturday, Nov 13 from 12-3 PM for a combo farm meeting and work day. We’llContinue reading “November Farm Meeting + Work Day: Sat 11/13 12-3 PM”
- October Work/FUN! Day: Sun 10/31 12-3 PMWell all, we made it to the end of our first season as a community farm team. We accomplished so much! We built, filled and farmed a brand new space, shared in 22+ weeks of harvest and pick-your-own, and installedContinue reading “October Work/FUN! Day: Sun 10/31 12-3 PM”
Get in touch with any questions or ideas
(right behind the Athens Volunteer Fire Department)