Name: Randall's Island Urban Farm
Address: inside Icahn Stadium, 20 Randall's Island
Neighborhood: Randall's Island
Year Founded: 2010
Randall's Island Urban Farm, created as a result of the combined efforts of GrowNYC and the Randall's Island Park Alliance, is a 3,000 square foot urban farm that aims to provide schools and groups who lack on-site or proximal open space with the experience of environmental education and nutritional learning by growing, harvesting, and eating farm-fresh produce.
The farm grows a wide array of produce, includinglacinato kale, leek, purple and green broccoli, cheddar cauliflower, lettuce, beans, peppers, cucumbers, squash, several heirloom varieties of tomatoes, eggplant, artichokes, carrots, beets, beans, and corn.
Volunteers from Bloomberg were vital to the construction of the farm and surrounding learning area, which features over 20 vegetable beds made from recycled plastic lumber and a 3-bin compost system.
Are you a school or camp interested in a field trip to the Randall's Island Urban Farm? Get info on visiting the farm.