Rice paddies in New York City? You will find them among the 40,000-square feet of urban farm that stretched across the southern end of Randall’s Island. Along with the boasting the only rice paddies in New York City (there are four), the Urban Farm at Randall’s Island also has 100 raised beds, two greenhouses, an outdoor kitchen, and an integrated compost bin that is fed by a solar-powered forced-air system. The farm grows all kinds of produce including eggplant, edamame, kohlrabi, kale, lemon sorrel, cucamelon and more. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can see what’s sprouting on the farm at a special tour led by an experienced urban farmer on September 20th. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long.
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