“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.

Decker Farm

Head out to Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island for this farm, where kids can learn about farming and history in one neat package. Decker farm is an official New York City landmark, and dates back to around 1810, with many of the original structures still intact. The 11-acre farm hosts seasonal events like pumpkin picking, and tours can be arranged by reservation.

435 Richmond Hill Rd
Staten Island
718-351-1611
Online: historicrichmondtown.org

photo: Althea A. via Yelp

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— Yuliya Geikhman