A Rooftop Farm grows in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Rooftop Farms is an organic vegetable farm located on the roof of an industrial warehouse in northern Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If you live in or around the neighborhood this your chance to get involved in a project that would make Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser proud (whose designs feature “a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows.”)

Above: Hundertwasser

Every Sunday the farmers open their rooftop to the community and set up a stand to sell their produce (eggplant, kale, lettuce, beans, tomatoes and more). Read on below for more info, and check their website for updates on weekly events.


Visit our Farm Stand on Sundays, from 10am-4pm.  To find the Farm,
walk down Eagle past Franklin towards the East River, and look for
our sign (and open door).

Volunteers: On Sundays from 9am-4pm, we accept volunteers on our
Rooftop.  Once you’re on the mass email list (with our address),
you’re good to go!  We can only take a limited number of people on the
Roof at a time, so be prepared to take a break in the shade while
everyone gets to farm.  Your support is much appreciated!

Sundays, free 2pm workshop: Learn more about our green roof and how to
grow your own vegetables in the city.  Topics change with the season,
but the session is always free & open!

Farm Education: If you’re a school, organization or group, contact
growingchefs@gmail.com to schedule your visit.

Annie N. & Ben F.


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