Tour Brooklyn’s — and the World’s — Largest Rooftop Farm


    As Brownstoner readers know, Brooklyn’s days as an agricultural hotspot didn’t come to an end 300 years ago. The borough is home to the world’s largest rooftop farm: Brooklyn Grange’s 65,000-square-foot spread at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

    Installed in 2012 at the top of the Navy Yard’s Building 3, the farm turns out tens of thousands of pounds of produce every year, in addition to producing eggs and honey — and you can see the operation on a pair of tours offered every Wednesday morning.

    Visitors see up close how the farm works and learn about the methods and environmental benefits involved with rooftop farming, and urban agriculture more generally. After the 30-minute tour guests stop at the farm stand for honey, hot sauce and vegetables.

    Tours are for groups of four or fewer; preregistration is required. They run every Wednesday through the end of September, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $10; for more information and to register, click here.

    See our recent roundup of five working Brooklyn farms here.

    Photo via Brooklyn Grange on Facebook

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