“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.
Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project
Located on top of the Metro Baptist Church in Hell's Kitchen, this farm is a community project that grows produce and distributes it to the community through a local food pantry. Families are invited to come help out on the farm, which is lovingly grown inside soil-filled kiddie pools on the church roof. The farm also hosts workshops for school groups and has a high school internship program for the summer.
Open Thursdays and Saturdays
410 W. 40th St.
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— Yuliya Geikhman