Summer's freshest bounty is just a subway ride away. Here's the express track on where to get them.
Sure, it's the city that never sleeps. But these days, there’s a growing number of urban farmers taking over New York City's backyards and rooftops, trading boozy all-nighters for early mornings in the dirt.
Some, like the Queens County Farm Museum, are historical landmarks, while others, like Brooklyn Grange, just started planting their first tomatoes in 2009. What does that mean for you? Fresh, delicious produce that’s grown just a hop, skip and a jump away.
Most of the farms sell straight to the public, and also provide name-checked, locally sourced ingredients to top restaurants around town. Need a primer on who’s who? We’ve broken down seven of the city’s best projects, so you can get your hands on the goods (and maybe get ‘em a little dirty, too).
By Jamie Feldmar; photos by Natasha Ryan