Over 40 million people in the United States suffer from food insecurity, with nearly 18,000 in Ulster County alone. Phillies Bridge Farm Project believes that everyone has a right to fresh, healthy and nutritious food, and is doing everything it can to develop and demonstrate sustainable agriculture, educate the community about food justice and the sources of healthy food, as well as providing access to sustainably grown produce for local community members, with a particular focus
on food-insecure households. It also provides a number of sliding scale shares for those of limited means. Along with the assistance of food justice partners, such as Family of New Paltz, the Institute for Family Health, Ulster County Healthy Families, UlsterCorps and the Cornell Cooperative Extension, over 2,000 pounds of fresh produce has been donated annually. Phillies Bridge Farm Project has been a FeedHV participant since 2018, and in 2022 it donated 900 pounds of produce to Our Core through FeedHV. Located on 65 scenic acres in the Hudson Valley, Phillies Bridge Farm includes six acres of vegetable fields, an herb garden, a delightful children’s Discovery Garden, 45 acres of woodlands and wetlands, rolling pastures, as well as views of the Shawangunk Ridge. A number of events are held each year at the farm, including musical acts, weddings, private parties and festivals.