Containers At The Farm

Greenhouse at the Queens Farm Museum, 7-20-14

The oldest working farm in New York State is in…

New York City.

Not what you would expect of a major metropolitan city, right? But up in the residential section that borders more-residential Nassau County is the Queens County Farm Museum, a “47-acre working farm dating back to 1697,” according to its brochure.  On a sunny summer Sunday it was lively with visitors to the petting zoo, children’s party room, hayrides, old-timey farmhouse, sunny fields and the greenhouse, where these broken planters caught my eye. They spoke to the place’s sustainable farming practices, where I imagined they would probably be used to deter slugs from new plantings. Maybe the larger pieces can be combined to make fairy gardens?

Since they practice organic farming, I am quarantining the little succulent that I bought.(quarantine = a different windowsill) I want to make sure it can coexist with the plants I already have after I settle it into a larger pot.

The baskets of produce looked delicious. The fresh eggs must have been amazing because they sold out early in the day.

Farmstand at the Queens Farm Museum, 7-20-14

It’s great that we can actually buy farm fresh food a the farm where it was grown, minutes away from home. In the City.

This week’s photo challenge: Containers

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6 thoughts on “Containers At The Farm

  1. It is indeed a blessing and an exciting event to get our food fresh from a farm close to the city. It help us reconnect to that country feel and simplicity city life has lost so many years ago.

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  2. Hi Linda! I’m Heather and I was hoping you would be willing to answer my quick question about your blog! Please email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com 🙂

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