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Local Farms?

lestblight Aug 12, 2011 02:00 PM

i need to buy a small amounts of herbs, veggies, corn etc .. on a consistent basis.

Looking for local or not too far from brooklyn/queens farms so i can buy bulk.

I am avoiding the farmers markets in bk.. they are too expensive.

Anyone know of a few i can look up?

Thanks

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  1. erica Aug 13, 2011 03:21 PM

    The stand of the Queens County Farm Museum on Little Neck Parkway might fit the bill. I often buy their produce at the Union Square market and have always been pleased.

    http://www.queensfarm.org/

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    Queens County Farm Museum
    7350 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11004

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      mtobias1355 Aug 14, 2011 07:39 AM

      The Queens farm has great produce, eggs, etc. with three caveats:

      #1 Their items are not cheap;

      #2 Some of the items they sell come from the Rothkamp farm, I believe, in Brookville and are NOT organic and are grown by conventional means.

      #3 Their eggs sell out really quick

      I have not been to the farm this year but this was true as of last year.

    2. bobjbkln Aug 14, 2011 12:48 PM

      Give Added Value a call. www.added-value.org Perhaps they can meet your needs. And you can't get more local than Red Hook.

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        ANin Aug 16, 2011 08:45 AM

        Have you tried the Brooklyn Grange (LIC/Queens despite the name)? I believe they sell at smorgasborg and at their own farm. I haven't bought from them, so I can't speak for it directly but I do have friends who have bough veggies and herbs from them.

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        Smorgasburg
        27 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Brooklyn Grange
        37-18 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11101

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          squid kun Aug 16, 2011 05:44 PM

          >I believe they sell at smorgasborg and at their own farm.

          And at Roberta's, but only on the next two Sundays.

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          Roberta's
          261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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