“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.

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

This rooftop farm overlooking Manhattan can be found on Eagle Street in Greenpoint. Visit on a Sunday during growing season to volunteer as a family, help with the farming and harvesting, and even grab some produce from the on-site farmer's market.

Open Sundays May - October
44 Eagle St.
Online: rooftopfarms.org

photo: via Eagle Street Rooftop Farm Facebook page 

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— Yuliya Geikhman