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Down on the Farm in Downtown Manhattan

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Students caring for a garden in a program run by Edible Schoolyard NYC, one of the nonprofits taking part in the Farm Fresh Festival for Kids.

“City Growers will be teaching kids about bees and pollination and honey,” Ms. Brose said, referring to one of the nonprofits taking part. “We’ll have beehives there.”

By Laurel Graeber
New York Times
Sept. 15, 2016

Excerpt:

“What we’re doing is transforming the seaport into an imaginative farm,” said Susanne Brose, who developed the event with Sandra Velez. Two years ago, Ms. Brose established FreshKids, a company that produces children’s snacks without genetically altered or artificial ingredients. Ms. Brose’s business, the Howard Hughes Corporation and the Generation Fresh Foundation, a nonprofit she helped found, will present the festival, which will offer opportunities to investigate livestock, planting, harvesting, cooking and composting.

“We wanted all kids to experience the fun of the farm and the connection to where our food comes from,” Ms. Brose said.

Young festivalgoers can visit Farm Discovery Zones like Meet the Animals, with lambs, pigs, chicks, rabbits and ducks to pet, and Meet the Farmers, where they’ll also encounter beekeepers.

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