The Dig Kids Host Garden Walk and BBQ in Midtown Kingston

Picking fresh corn from the South Pine Street City Farm for the grill. Can't beat that.

By Rebecca Martin

The Dig Kids – an Urban Farming Program created by the Kingston Land Trust with a grant from the Columbia Foundation and a donation from Family of Woodstock celebrated its successful garden season with a garden walk through Midtown and BBQ at the South Pine Street City Farm this afternoon.  75 people attended the event and enjoyed local hamburgers and hotdogs from Kingston’s own Fleishers Grass Fed and Organic Meats (at least a dozen people made a point to tell me that they had never tasted such good burgers and dogs). The Church Community cooked for us all – and after, the Mid Hudson Youth Chorale performed for our guests at the farm.

The Kingston Land Trust wishes to expand ‘The Dig Kids’ program in 2012 – and we are searching for donors and sponsors. If you are interested, please contact me at: Rebecca Martin  845/877-LAND (5263) or 845/750-7295.

Special Thanks: Jesica Clark and the South Pine Street City Farm, the Queens Galley, Binnewater Ice, Fleisher’s Grass Fed Meats, Kingston Cares, the Everett Hodge Center, the Church Community, Mark Foley and Volunteer Music, Mathew Camara and the Hudson Valley Youth Chorale Julie and Steve Noble, Adams Fairacre Farm and our biggest thanks to the Kingston Land Trust’s Dig Kids this year. You have made a big impact in our community!

Parents and Children line up to participate in the garden walk through Midtown.

Led by Farmer Jesica Clark, who created the South Pine Street City Farm on South Pine Street in Midtown, Kingston.

Final stretch! Participants crossing Greenkill Avenue on their way to the South Pine Street City Farm.

The children begin to arrive to the farm for a game of tag!

Everyone enjoyed Fleisher's Grass Fed meats cooked to perfection by the Church Communities.

The children gathered to make a wish and release their balloons.

There they go...

We were entertained by the Mid Hudson Youth Chorale.

The audience was captivated. It was a great event for all!

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