New York Shitty Day Ender: Rooftop Farms

September 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Today I finally got my friend and neighborhood matron/all around environmental badass Laura over to Rooftop Farm.  Not only was she amused by the juxtaposition of a working farm with a sludge tank (as seen above) but she brought home a jar of Mike’s homemade pesto and taste-tested on the family. Her analysis:

When I got home I cooked up stuffed rigatoni with that farm fresh pesto sauce. Delicious!!!!!
I hope the pesto is available next week!

Those of you, dear readers, who are into this kind of thing and have not done so already really should sign up for Rooftop Farm’s mailing list. Not only will you get a weekly email with a rundown of produce they will have for sale on any given weekend, but they also give an itinerary of activities, workshops and times you can volunteer. Do it today. It is totally worth it!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: A Garden In The Garden Spot

July 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Today at long last I checked out Rooftop Farms* on Eagle Street. Truth be told I had no idea what I was in for: it was nothing short of unbelievable. Per their web site the folks at Rooftop Farms purport to have a 6000 square foot organic vegetable farm. Speaking as someone who lives in (maybe) 425 square feet of living space this is incomprehensible. After seeing it in person it still is. Follow are some photographs I took so you too can share in the joy of seeing some much-needed “green” being put back in Greenpoint. Enjoy!

Ben Flanner and Annie Novak, co-founders of this farm are lovely people. They answered my questions (which undoubtedly were the same questions they have been asked all weekend) courteously and cheerfully. Anyone interested in volunteering should consult their volunteering page. Otherwise you can support their efforts by purchasing their produce (I bought two bunches of cilantro— had I not been in a hurry I also would have picked up some lettuce as it looked delicious) and signing up for their email list.

Heather

*Special thanks goes out to Flatbush Gardener for reminding me to follow-up on this. Thanks! Now that the G is running to Church Avenue you’ll have to come up and see me sometime. 😉

**Annie Novak speaks:

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