Who would think that one of the world’s largest cities, New York City, would be a major hub for urban agriculture? Well, it is.
Food Tank has compiled a list of 10 urban farming projects providing New Yorkers fresh, local produce.
1. Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle St., New York, NY
A 6,000-square-foot organic vegetable garden, the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm operates its own seasonal farmers market and provides produce to local restaurants, including Anella’s, Spritzenhaus and Marlow & Sons. Visitors can volunteer and learn about urban agriculture from the site’s Growing Chefs-trained education team. Co-created by Broadway Stages and Good Green, the garden overlooks Manhattan from across the East River.
Brooklyn Grange operates three different rooftop farms in New York City, including this one. Photo credit: Food Tank
2. Battery Urban Farm, Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, NY
This one-acre educational farm inside Battery Park was founded in 2011 by the Battery Conservancy and students from Millennium High School. Students from local schools can visit and learn by cultivating their own plots in the farm’s outdoor classroom space. Volunteers are welcome every Wednesday and one Saturday a month for Battery Urban Farm Saturday events.