2. Brooklyn Grange
One of New York City’s leading rooftop farms, Brooklyn Grange grows over 100,000 pounds of organic produce on its three rooftop farms every year. Launched in 2010 with a farm in Long Island City, the Brooklyn Grange now operates 5.6 acres, with additional farms in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Sunset Park. They sell their produce at markets, via retailers, and through a CSA program and donate 30% of it to low-income community members.
For Open House New York weekend 2021, their Long Island City farm will host the inaugural BG Queens Fall Fest to celebrate the harvest. It will include a special edition of their weekly farmer’s market with family-friendly activities like pumpkin painting, honey tasting, live performances, and educational tours. It will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday.