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What an Urban Farmer Looks Like


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

2. Bed-Stuy Farm
255 Bainbridge St., nr. Patchen Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant;
All produce goes to the Brooklyn Rescue Mission’s pantry and a weekly farmers’ market.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Hands and Heart Garden
New Lots Ave. and Georgia Ave., East New York;
Gardeners at the four-square-block communal farm harvest, then sell (or share) whatever they like.

9. La Finca del Sur
E. 138th St. and Grand Concourse, the Bronx;
The first all-female farm in the South Bronx.

10. Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., nr. 74th Ave., Floral Park;
The city’s oldest and, at 47 acres, largest working farm.

11. Rikers Island GreenHouse
Rikers Island, the Bronx
One of two on-site gardens cultivated by the prison’s inmates.

12. Taqwa Community Farm
W. 164th St. and Ogden Ave., the Bronx
A few dozen children tend four-by-eight-foot plots and 43 fruit trees.

13. Tenth Acre Farms
215 Richardson St., nr. N. Henry St., Greenpoint;
Started by a bunch of staffers on an abandoned basketball court.

14. Truck Farm
A mobile farm planted in the bed of a 1986 Dodge pickup.


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