Edgemere | Far RockawaY | QUEENs | NYC
Edgemere Farm is a half-acre urban farm located in the beachside community of Far Rockaway, Queens. In 2013 its founders transformed an underutilized lot on Beach 45th Street into a lush and productive space, where a wide variety of fresh and organically grown vegetables, flowers and herbs are now cultivated. Bees, chickens and many varieties of pollinators use the farm as home base as well.
The farm is a self-sustaining enterprise and acts as a zero-profit business. Profits are reinvested into the farm for future projects and operation costs. In 2015 we co-founded the East Rockaway Growing Coalition, in order to further our mission of increasing capacity for the production of food on the peninsula. To that end, we strive to be a place where we are teaching and learning about growing plants with neighbors and friends of all ages and backgrounds.