Join us as we particpate in a celebration of fresh food, local vendors, crafts and farm fun. Every one of all ages will learn about urban farming and gardening and participate in “how to” demonstrations about what they can do in their yards, schools and neighborhoods.
One of the main goals of the Newburgh Urban Farming Fair is to bring an innovative solution to the City of Newburgh that will increase access to healthy food while helping to revitalize the economic and social health of our community.
Urban Farming can provide jobs, job training and economic development for residents. Increasing local food production increases access to fresh vegetables and fruits in a city with few supermarkets. Families will be able to grow their own food for a minimal cost. And, Urban Farming encourages community pride, provides space for outdoor community gatherings, and revitalizes neighborhoods.
Urban Farming builds on Newburgh’s strengths. Well defined neighborhoods; ethnic diversity; existing community gardens; experienced community organizations; a strong base of agriculture in the County; Newburgh’s focus on youth; a renewed commitment to making Newburgh a better place to live.