The Square Roots Urban Farming Community, NYC
Farm Tour and the First Farmer's Market 🌱🎅Wednesday, December 21, 2016
- 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, 11206, New York, NY (map)
Tour the Square Roots farms, meet the farmers, and buy a bundle of fresh, tasty, locally-grown greens - just in time for cooking up a holiday feast!
Our indoor, modular, vertical farms squeeze the equivalent of 2 acres of outdoor farmland into a climate-controlled shipping container. So our farmers can grow non-GMO, fresh, tasty greens all year round. Like, now!
This should be a fun event - so bring a friend :)
Square Roots’ mission is to empower the next generation to become leaders in the "real food" revolution. This means coaching young, passionate people to grow real food, sell locally and build sustainable businesses.
The first cohort of farmer-entrepreneurs are just about to harvest their first crop. They will be growing a wide variety of leafy greens and herbs - from lettuce and basil to chard and kale to specialty items like shiso.
THIS EVENT WILL BE THEIR FIRST FARMERS MARKET THIS COMING WEDNESDAY (12/21) AND WE WOULD LOVE YOU TO COME.
We know, we know, it's a busy time of year. There are holiday parties and year end deadlines, and all sorts of legitimate excuses that could be made. But if you are buying food from the grocery store this week in time for holiday feasts, then why not buy fresh, locally-grown produce from Square Roots - and support a local farmer!
We are located at 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn. We have a community space is inside a crazy old Pfizer Pharmaceutical factory (that alone is worth seeing!), and our farm is in the parking lot (yes, really). It's right off the J, M and G trains - 10 mins max across the Williamsburg Bridge if you are coming from Manhattan.
The event kicks off at 5pm. We will do a farm tour at 5:30pm and again 6:30pm - where you will get to see the farms and talk about the tech. Meanwhile you can sample and buy freshly harvest, tasty greens - while hanging out with the farmers - in the comfort of our indoor space.
Thanks for reading this far down. See you there! 🌱