Since moving to New York, I’ve become way more concerned with where my food comes from and trying to eat a more sustainable diet. As the managing editor of InhabitatNYC, I have the pleasure of writing about the city’s local and sustainable food culture every day, and I’ve become somewhat obsessed with urban farming. I think it’s completely brilliant to create lush, food producing plots of land on underutilized urban spaces like rooftops, stalled construction sites, and empty lots.
Last Friday, I had the pleasure to tour Riverpark Farm, a 1 acre urban farm built on a stalled Manhattan construction site for Riverpark restaurant. It’s an incredible use of space, and the farm brings the “farm to fork” idea a whole lot closer to the table. Plus, the farm provides Riverpark with delicious, fresh produce (I dined at Riverpark last month and it was literally the best meal I have ever eaten). See all of my photos from the tour and learn more about the farm in my article on InhabitatNYC.