Today, a lot of people are interested in consuming locally grown produce, but in a big city, like New York much of that produce is brought in from outside locations compromising the freshness of the produce.
Luckily, Brooklyn Grange, a small group of forward thinking farmers, found a way to grow high-quality, local produce right in the heart of New York City. With little valuable real estate left, instead of looking for space on the ground, Brooklyn Grange looked to one of the most beautiful views of New York, the skyline rooftops.
Today, we’ll visit two the largest commercial rooftop farms in America. With about 2 acres of space, 6 and 11 floors above ground, these rooftop farms produce 20,000 pounds of produce annually per farm.
Even though “Brooklyn” is in their name, Brooklyn Grange’s flagship is on top of an old auto-parts store in Queens and their (recently added) second location is on top of an old Naval yard building.
Later, in the kitchen, Chef Nathan prepares a delicious salad using watercress and pears.
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