On rooftop farms, a bridge between cultures.
When I decided to build a farm in Brooklyn with my friend Ryan Watson, we knew it would be supported by supper—we just didn’t know how. Then one of our volunteers turned out to be a trained chef.
Group Theory has created a documentary called Brooklyn Farmer that explores Brooklyn Grange and the unique challenges inherent in operating a large, urban rooftop farm.
Right now the orchards of Ulster and Columbia Counties are heavy with the sweet crop, and many welcome the public until the end of October.
The Brooklyn Kitchen brings farmers and consumers together through farm visits around the New York area. A couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to follow them on a visit to Kinderhook Farm and get a glimpse into the workings of one of Hudson Valley’s largest grassfed beef and lamb farms.
We talk dirty with Symphony of the Soil’s Deborah Koons Garcia.
In August all of Hudson Clove’s 22 strains of 8 varieties of garlic will be available for purchase through the website or at the New Amsterdam Market.
Why drive upstate to pitch a tent when the Queens County Farm BBQ and Campout is just a subway ride away?
Susan Hardy and Maureen Knapp, Organic Valley dairy farmers from upstate New York, have formed an ongoing relationship with The Earth School, an eco-minded public school on East 6th Street. Two weeks ago, the farmers paid the schoolkids a visit.
Accidental fig farmer Nelson Ryland runs the family business with the help of his two oldest sons, Jack, 6, and Sam, 4. At the company headquarters—a beautiful Victorian house in Ditmas Park–fig tree cuttings spill out into every available space.
Dozens of New Yorkers headed to Florida last weekend and joined thousands of people from across the country for the final days of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ 2-week, 200-mile March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food, calling for fair wages for Florida’s farmworkers.
Why New York’s junior senator could be the best hope for our nation’s broken food policy.