Last updated: September 16, 2021
The home garden is open daily and during the growing season, you will likely find our horticulturists and volunteers planting, weeding, and harvesting. In the garden you will encounter vegetables that were historically grown for the Roosevelt table, learn about the importance of soil conservation, pick up ideas and tips for growing your own vegetables, and learn about the park's ongoing efforts to fully restore this once lost historic feature of the estate.
Produce from the Roosevelt Home Garden is delivered to the Dutchess Outreach Mobile Fresh Market. The home garden is certified by the Produce Safety Alliance and follows best practices for harvest and storage of produce from the garden to ensure that we are sending safe food to the market. The Market distributes local, farm fresh fruits and vegetables to residents of the City of Poughkeepsie. The goal of the mobile market is to increase access to locally grown food for Poughkeepsie residents, regardless of social status or income. The great variety of vegetables grown by the Roosevelts enliven the market and is highly appreciated by customers.