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.
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.