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Riverfarm New York – growing food in 7000 milk crates

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Chef Marc Forgione visits chef at Riverfarm to learn about the project. See the video here.

Watch the chef cook radishes from his garden (in video above)

By Marc Forgione
GMC Trade Secrets
July 2013

Created in 2011 as one of the largest, most urban farms in New York City, the award-winning Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center is a landmark example of a temporary alternative use of a stalled construction site—and a successful re-location after development resumed. This year, Riverpark Farm re-opens for its third consecutive growing season, continuing to provide fresh produce to Riverpark restaurant and offer an innovative learning resource for the community.

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In the fall of 2012, construction resumed on the site of the West Tower, but thanks to the innovative methods that were used to build the portable farm, the farm team was able and prepared to move the more than 7,000 milk crates in less than 24 hours.

The Farm has reopened in a new location along the North side of the Alexandria Center plaza.

Chef Marc Forgione visits chef at Riverfarm to learn about the project. See the video here.

Riverfarm blog here.