A Guide to New York City's Urban Farms

A Guide to New York City's Urban Farms

Cambria Bold
Sep 21, 2010

Locavorism is turning New York City back into farmland...well, at least parts of it. A new class of growers are working to establish a sustainable food system in the city by farming on rooftops and in basketball courts, and relying on restaurant sales and CSA (community-supported agriculture) subscriptions to turn a profit. If you're in New York and want to source your food from one of these farms, here's a map of where to find them:

1 Added Value: Harvests enough food to support a CSA, a farmers' market, and sales to restaurants like the Good Fork and Fort Defiance.
370 Van Brunt St., at Wolcott Street
Red Hook

2 Bed-Stuy Farm: All produce goes to the Brooklyn Rescue Mission's pantry and a weekly farmers' market.
255 Bainbridge St., nr. Patchen Avenue

3 BK Farmyards: A growing network of small plots farmed mostly by students and community members.
Multiple locations

4 Brooklyn Grange: A for-profit rooftop farm founded in part by the owners of Roberta's.
37-18 Northern Blvd., nr. 37th Street
Long Island City

5 Eagle Street Rooftop Farm: Shallow veggie beds and a chicken coop on 6,000 square feet overlooking the East River.
44 Eagle St., nr. West Street

6 East New York Farms!: Two half-acre plots grow a diverse mix of crops.
Schenck Ave. nr. New Lots Avenue
East New York

7 Garden of Happiness: Karen Washington, urban farming's de facto godmother, co-founded the garden in 1988.
2156 Prospect Ave., nr. 181st Street
The Bronx

See the rest of the list at New York Magazine.

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