“Working farm” is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of NYC. But thanks to enterprising individuals, city agencies, communities (and some dating back a century) maybe it should be. Urban agriculture of all kinds is thriving in the city, and you and the kids can check out farms hidden right inside the confines of the boroughs — sometimes in the last place you’d expect them! Click through to see 7 urban farms you can visit without leaving NYC.

Queens County Farm Museum

Located just inside Queens is the Queens County Farm Museum, a sprawling 47 acre farm which is open to the public. While the space is an active farm, the real draw is the educational tours and workshops and many family-friendly events hosted here. Established way back in 1697, the farm now offers family movie nights where you can watch a flick with the farm animals, seasonal children's events, a petting zoo, and self-guided tours through the farm. Best of all, admission is free to the public except during special events.

Open year round except New Years Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
Glen Oaks
718-347-3276
Online: queensfarm.org

photo: via Queens County Farm Museum Facebook page 

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— Yuliya Geikhman