Queens County Farm Museum

Queens County Farm Museum
Primary Address 1:
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Primary Address City:
Floral Park
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11004-1129
Long Organization Description:

The mission of the Queens County Farm Museum is to preserve, restore, and interpret the site, its history and owner’s lifestyles. Through educational programs, events, and museum services, we educate the public as to the significance of Queens County’s agricultural and horticultural past and heighten awareness of present-day sustainable agricultural and horticultural practices.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(718) 347-3276
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Amy Boncardo
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
Our fresh, nutritious farm products are sold only in New York City; our honey, eggs, herbs, and vegetables travel no farther than fifteen miles. Our main retail location is our Gift Shop, located in the greenhouse complex of the farm. In addition, we sell vegetables, bouquets, and herbs at the Union Square Greenmarket on select Fridays throughout the year. Our produce is also featured on the menus of various prominent restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn that focus on locally-grown, seasonal vegetables. Any overflow produce is distributed to City Harvest and community food banks.
Community members (approx.):
8,000 per month
Number of volunteers:
92 (4 full time equiv)​
Number of staff/employees:
8 full time, 24 p/t year-round, 112 seasonal ​
Annual Budget:
$​2,800,000​
Year Started:
1975
Major Funders:
Membership dues, paid events, educational program fees, rental of space
Organization Type:
Agricultural Education, Garden Education, Local History, Nutrition Eduation
About the Organization:
The farm is owned by the New York City Department of Parks, operated by the Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, Inc. and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.
Latest Project:
What is happening at Queens Farm in the fall? This comprehensive outdoor tour explores the many aspects of our historic, working, sustainable farm. Students learn about what crops we are growing, how we integrate livestock into our practices, and how we recycle food scraps! This program includes a hayride and students have the opportunity to feed a snack of alfalfa to our goats!
Areas Served:
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Anyone who visits
Core Programs:
We offer a broad range of programs and services including classes for children & adults, public events, tours, and corporate & private site rentals. Farmers Market.
Major Issues:
Adult Education Programs
Farmers’ Markets
Nutrition Education (Children/Youth)
Sustainable Food
Hours of Operation:
Our grounds are open daily year-round from 10 am — 5 pm.
Non-profit?:
Non-Profit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
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