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SNUG HARBOR HERITAGE FARM STAND OPENS FOR 2016 SEASON ON JUNE 17
Farm-fresh Vegetables and Herbs Available Fridays through Fall, Along with Neighborhood Organic Recyclable Waste Drop Off
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will open the Snug Harbor Heritage Farm for the 2016 season on Friday, June 17. The Stand will be open on Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, or until supplies run out, through the fall. Customers are encouraged to come early since produce typically sells out quickly. The Farm Stand will also serve as a drop-off site for vegetable food scraps. The Farm Stand is located adjacent to Snug Harbor Heritage Farm on the southeast corner of the Snug Harbor campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace.
“We at pleased to offer nutritious, farm-fresh produce and herbs at affordable prices to members of our local community,” said Snug Harbor CEO Lynn Kelly. “We are also pleased to partner with Food Bank For New York City to provide a portion of our harvest to local food pantries and soup kitchens, as well as training sessions for community organizations throughout the five boroughs on starting and maintaining urban farms.”
The Farm Stand offers fruits, vegetables, and herbs grown on Snug Harbor’s 2.5-acre Heritage Farm, the largest urban farm in the New York-Metro region. Selections will vary seasonally, but will include a wide variety of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, lettuce, kale, radishes, cabbage, beets, and other nutritious food products.
In cooperation with the NYC Department of Sanitation, the Farm Stand will also serve as a Residential Food Scrap Drop-Off site. Customers will be able to bring their vegetable food waste to the Farm Stand on Fridays to be composted by the NYC Compost Project. Items such as fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, filters and tea bags, bread scraps, nutshells, egg shells, beans, flour, and spices will be accepted for composting. Items that cannot be accepted include meat or fish scraps, cheese or dairy products, fats and oils or oily foods, coal or charcoal ashes
For a list on what is accepted, please click here.
Snug Harbor Heritage Farm was established by Snug Harbor in 2012 to return a portion of its 83-acre campus to its original use as farm land as it was when it was Sailors’ Snug Harbor in the 1800s. The Heritage Farm Stand was constructed under the supervision of Snug Harbor’s Farm Manager, aided by then Eagle Scout candidate Robert Buzzard. Supporters of the Farm include Capital One Bank, Con Edison’s Power of Green Education Initiative, Assemblyman Matthew J. Titone, Borough President James S. Oddo, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation, City of New York Department of Sanitation, Mizzy Jonas Family Foundation, Kozy Shack Puddin’ Kids 1st Vincent Gruppuso Foundation and K.C.M. Plumbing.
About Snug Harbor
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is one of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America. It consists of 26 historical buildings, numerous distinctive botanical gardens and 10 acres of wetlands on a unique 83-acre campus. Formerly Sailors’ Snug Harbor, a home for retired sailors built in the 1800s, Snug Harbor is now a distinguished arts center where history, architecture, visual and performing arts, environmental science, agriculture, and horticulture provide dynamic experiences for all ages. Snug Harbor is also home to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the Noble Maritime Collection, Staten Island Children’s Museum and the Staten Island Museum. Snug Harbor is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate.