Shots from the opening party for Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply
Celebrating two years of BK Swappers at 3rd Ward.
More shots from the Sunday farm cleanup.
Cleaning out the comb at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, the beauty bees leave behind…
Amid rows of tomatoes and cukes ripe for the picking, the farm holds an ice cream social and a hands-on demo making strawberry-basil ice cream (with some freshly harvested honey, too!).
New bike racks to welcome visitors, cukes and peppers blossoming, and fat carrots are ready for the picking at the farm. The perfect excuse to make roasted carrot and red lentil ragout.
Checking in on Rooftop Farm’s resident bees with Brooklyn Honey and experimenting with Photosynth panoramic photography. Click for larger views.
Planting radishes, cleaning apiaries of old honeycomb and rebuilding beds on a blustery spring Sunday at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm.
A visit to Hopes Take Root and Brother Nature, two farms in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. Thanks to Greening Of Detroit and everyone at both farms for the warm welcome on a cold morning in late March.
These are a few of my favorite images from A Year At Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. Framed 11×14 and 5×7 prints available for $150 and $25, respectively. Other prints also available. Contact Scott at hutchense (at) gmail for more information. Now available: A Year At Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, the photo book (click here to order).
The farm opens for one last market before Thanksgiving. With the season over, the chickens have gone to winter homes. But the kale is still growing, and there are still carrots and peppers to be had. Time for one last market and a pause to give thanks for a productive year.
The last Sunday of the month, and the last open farm of the season save for right before Thanksgiving. The gang dress as the women of Jules Breton’s The Recall of the Gleaners for photographer Felicia Wong, then get down to work harvesting late-season veggies.
As the farming season winds down, late-season crops like carrots, peppers and herbs are harvested and beds prepped for winter. In the afternoon, the folks from Rockaway Taco drop by for food and fun.
Clearing out more beds to prep them for winter and shoring up soil. Later, Sam of Anarchy Apiaries talks about beekeeping with Meg of Brooklyn Honey.
The arrival of fall brings cool, windy skies. Plants get pulled as thatch and rasdish seeds are sown for winter groundcover. The bunnies enjoy a rare day al fresco, and Annie leads a workshop on planting winter cover.
Neighbors drop by to visit the chickens, while volunteers prep more beds for winter. Signs of early autumn appear as plants give up their final yields, but the farm isn’t finished growing and giving yet.
Bob McClure from McClure’s Pickles visits the farm for a sunset workshop on making refrigerator pickles.
A mild late-summer Sunday at the farm, harvesting veggies and planting winter ground cover, plus a visit from the Farm City folks.
Representing at the Farm City Fair in Brooklyn.
Dusk falls on a Tuesday night in early September
After the morning’s chores, Jordan from Eat Cafe demonstrates how to make hot sauce using fresh farm produce.
Ben and Laura from Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream drop by the farm to give a demo on cooking Balinese food, while summertime planting and harvesting keep the rooftop humming, despite the rain.
Early August at the farm.