Randall's Island Urban Farm

Randall's Island Urban Farm, created in 2010 as a result of the combined efforts of GrowNYC and the Randall's Island Park Alliance, is a one acre 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 features 72 raised vegetable peds, four rice paddies, a chicken coop, and grows a wide array of produce, including lacinato kale, leek, purple and green broccoli, lettuce, beans, peppers, cucumbers, squash, several heirloom varieties of tomatoes, eggplant, artichokes, carrots, beets, beans, and corn.

Randall's Island Urban Farm
 

 

GrowNYC is proud to participate in Rye Week, a yearly celebration of rye as an agricultural product in New York State, which will take place from October 17 – 25.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.