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SPACE on Ryder Farm Opens Farmstand for 2020 Season

 

Organic vegetables, herbs and flowers for sale at SPACE on Ryder Farm’s roadside farmstand, located at

406 Starr Ridge Road in Brewster, New York.

Farmstand is open 24/7. Cash, check and Venmo are accepted.


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. Payments for the fresh organic produce can be made in cash, check or, new as of 2020, Venmo. The farmstand is lighted 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. 

You are welcome to join SPACE in supporting the community in a variety of ways. Beginning on August 7th through August 14th, SPACE will donate 100% 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. Also, you can help SPACE ensure that everyone in the community has access to healthy food by making 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: https://www.spaceonryderfarm.org/support 


SPACE on Ryder Farm is a nonprofit residency program and organic farm located on the grounds of a 225-year-old family homestead in Putnam County, New York, just an hour north of New York City. SPACE’s mission is to create an environment singular in its ability to invigorate artists and innovators and their work, and to contribute to the sustainability and resourceful preservation of one of the oldest organic family farms on the East Coast.

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2020, SPACE was founded in 2011 by a group of predominantly theatre artists to develop their own projects while contributing to the preservation of Ryder Farm. Since its inaugural residency, SPACE has grown to serve over 1,400 residents of all stripes, established one of the first and only residencies for parent-artists and their children, mentored over 75 young professionals through its internship and fellowship program and become one of the most sought-after artist residency programs in the country. 

Furthering its commitment to the sustainability of Ryder Farm, in 2019 SPACE took on management of the organic farming operations, spearheading a unique new model for reciprocity between the arts and agriculture. In addition to the CSA Membership, produce from Ryder Farm is available for purchase at SPACE’s self-service roadside stand on Starr Ridge Road in Brewster throughout the season. 

SPACE counts among its alumni Academy Award winners, Tony Award nominees and winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, Guggenheim fellows, Obie Award winners and MacArthur “Genius” Fellows. Past residents include theatre artists Clare Barron, Adam Bock, David Cale, Linda Cho, Lucas Hnath, Samuel D. Hunter, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Young Jean Lee, Martyna Majok, Dave Malloy, Adam Rapp, Sarah Ruhl, Mfoniso Udofia and Anne Washburn; theatre companies Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Soho Rep and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; musicians Cesar Alvarez, Heather Christian, Grace McLean, Riley Mulherkar and Shaina Taub; filmmakers Janicza Bravo, Begonia Colomar, Nia Dacosta, Josh Mond, Chioke Nassor and James C. Strouse; and visual artists Alta Buden, Kylie Manning and Tiffanie Turner.  

Programs at SPACE on Ryder Farm are made possible with generous support from Amazon Studios, Anne Anastasi Charitable Foundation, Around Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Gerald and Janet Carrus Foundation, Deupree Family Foundation, Distracted Globe Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, Deann Dylandale Foundation, The Getter Foundation, Hargrove Pierce Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Lillian Hellman Fund, The Hyde & Watson Foundation, JKW Foundation, The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation,  Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, Henry J. Kimelman Family Foundation, The Lilly Awards Foundation, Lost Man Foundation, Marjorie Weil & Marvin Edward Mitchell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Michael Palm Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, The Shubert Foundation, Stanley Family Foundation, Still Point Fund, Sustainable Arts Foundation, Tamarack Foundation, UNCSA Foundation, The Rafael & Diana Vinoly Foundation, Watershed Agricultural Council, The Westchester Community Foundation's Emily and Harold E. Valentine and Evelyn Gable Clark Scholarship Fund, Tamara R. White Charitable Fund and hundreds of individual donors. SPACE is a Playwrights Horizons Company in Residence. 

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