Brooklyn Grange

by Leah Butz
Brooklyn Grange
63 Flushing Ave
Address Line 2
Box 116
Secondary Address
Navy Yard Rooftop Farm: Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 3, 63 Flushing AVenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205; Long Island City Rooftop Farm: 37-18 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101
Third Address
Brooklyn Grange Bees Apiary, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan: Various rooftops
Phone Number
(347) 670-3660
Director, Manager or CEO
Ben Flanner
Number of staff/employees
Year Started
Latest Projects
In April, Brooklyn Grange co-founder Anastasia Cole Plakias published a book about the team's experience launching and operating the business. The Farm on the Roof: What Brooklyn Grange Taught Us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business is an inspirational story full of lessons that will be helpful to anyone who aims to create a business that does more than just turn a profit.
Interesting Fact
Brooklyn Grange takes a unique, multi-faceted approach to urban farming: cultivating 2.5 acres of rooftop according to organic practices increases access to fresh, healthy foods, but food production is just one of Brooklyn Grange's goals. They also aim to connect urbanites with food, farming, and nature through education and events; partner with numerous non-profit organizations throughout the city; and to add more green space to the community by designing and installing rooftop farms, terrace gardens, backyard homesteads, and green spaces for private clients and organizations around the city and beyond.
Areas Served
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Core Programs
1. Flagship Farm
2. Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm
3. Brooklyn Grange Bees Apiary
Major Issues
Farmers Markets/Local Foods, Sustainable Food, Urban Agriculture
Hours of Operation
Farm Visits and Tours: Saturday Open House in Queens mid-May - October from 11 am to 4 pm. Ticketed Farm Tours: Mondays at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Thursdays at Long Island City May - October 10 am and 11:30 am $10 pp.
For Profit
Frequently used hashtags
#roof2016 #farmlunch#freshofftheelevator #upick
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