SPACE on Ryder Farm , the nonprofit residency program and certified organic farm, has opened its roadside farmstand to the public for the 2020 harvest season. Local customers can buy fresh organic vegetables, herbs and flowers as they become available through the season which will conclude October 31st (subject to change). SPACE is proud to provide the community with a food source that is organic, safe, clean and reliable in this time of uncertainty and food supply strain.

SPACE’s farmstand is located at 406 Starr Ridge Road. Parking is available directly in front of the stand.

for the fresh organic produce can be made in cash, check or Venmo. The farmstand has lights to make shopping available 24 hours a day and is restocked with fresh produce on Tuesdays and Fridays. Any produce that is not sold is donated to community partner Second Chance Foods each week.

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Through August 14, SPACE will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from farmstand sales to Putnam Community Action Partnership (Putnam CAP). Putnam CAP, a local nonprofit and anti-poverty program focused on serving the residents of Putnam County, is currently holding a gift card drive for parents and students for the upcoming school year. Putnam CAP partners with SPACE’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture + Art) in the effort to make fresh, organic and local food more accessible to all.

To help SPACE ensure that everyone in the community has access to healthy food, residents are encouraged to make a donation to the Friend of the Harvest Fund. The fund underwrites Ryder Farm CSA shares for neighbors in need. Make a donation over $50 and receive a free 2020 Ryder Farm hat (shipping not included). Learn more about the SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Friend of the Harvest Fund here: