About Us

Located on 65 scenic acres in the Hudson Valley of New York State, Phillies Bridge Farm Project is a not-for-profit working farm with a mission to promote local sustainable agriculture, to provide CSA shareholders with abundant organically grown vegetables and herbs, to share part of the harvest with people in need, and to educate people of all ages about the sources of healthy food and the study of nature.

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, and views of the Shawangunk Ridge. A Nature Trail extends in a 1½ mile loop from the big barn through woods and wetlands around to a view of the farm and the house from the top of the hill called “Sheep’s Nose.” Come learn, grow, and share with us!

Mission Statement
Phillies Bridge Farm Project’s mission is to develop and demonstrate sustainable agriculture; educate the community about food justice and the sources of healthy food; and provide access to sustainably grown produce for local community members, with a focus on food-insecure households.

Where Does the Name “Phillies” Come From?

Built in 1840, a covered bridge crossed over the Wallkill River to take materials to the home of Phillip Hasbrouck. Phillip had a distillery and people brought materials to him. Over time, Phillie’s Bridge fell into disrepair during a storm, eventually causing the Town of Gardiner to say it was a danger to river traffic. In August 1948 the town had it burned down.

From the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection. Photos by Erma DeWitt.

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