Farming in New York City has been a pretty solitary endeavor in the last half century or so what with the limitations we set upon ourselves in regards to space and all but the Brooklyn Grange has brought backyard farming to an entirely new level (literally). Defying expectations, this urban farm has set up shop on the roof of the Standard Motor Products Building in Queens gaining quite a name for itself since the first seed was planted back in 2010.
On 40,000 square feet (one-acre) of space, this commercial organic farm grows and sells vegetables to local people and businesses. Their goal is to improve access to very good food and to connect city folk to the farms and food production while also making urban farming a sustainable and viable enterprise.
Want to check it out for yourself? Pop on over every Wednesday from 2-7pm and load up on some goodies and get a look at their seemingly impossible endeavor achieved! The view is pretty sick as well! If you cannot make it out to LIC…. you can find some of their goods at green markets throughout the city or at restaurants like Marlow and Sons, Joseph Leonard, Fatty ‘Cue, and Roberta’s to name just a few!
For more information on the farm, their practices and where to find their stuff…. click on the link below! And if you want to get more involved (like I do) email firstname.lastname@example.org!
37-18 Northern Boulevard (Long Island City)