Red Hook Farms December 22, 2016 A Year in Farm Fotos! Red Hook Farms December 22, 2016 Otis receives the McKinley Hightower-Beyah award at the Just Food Conference in March! Starting spring off with a PB&J communication challenge! Saara watering our starts at our borrowed greenhouse (thanks friends in Brownsville!). One of many team-building activities and ice breakers we enjoyed this year. Otis & Thomas found white egg turnips! The zinnias have arrived! Did you know that zinnias are edible? Practicing our power tool skills as we get ready all the season's building projects! Trying to keep on top of those pesky spring weeds. Becky is the steward of our blueberry bushes! Students from the Brooklyn New School checking out our Napa Cabbages on a school visit! Rainbow chard! The summer 2016 crew. Juan leading a farm visit for campers from the Miccio in July! We harvested over 4500 head of garlic this year! Chef Sam, Nia, and Becky whipped up yet another delicious community meal for us. In July, the summer crew visited Life Do Grow Farm in Philadelphia! Carrot harvest! Another ice breaker to keep our energies up in the fall. Cha-Cha helping the plants through the early fall dry spell! Who doesn't love purple basil? A cooking demonstration at our Saturday Farmers' Market led by Chef Jay, Otis, Cha-Cha, and Thomas. The market crew showing off their beautiful pepper display. Shannon showing a group of PS 15 students around the NYCHA Red Hook Houses farm. Pumpkin carving and other festivities at Harvest Festival 2016. Did you know that we grew more than 10 different kinds of peppers on the farm this year? The fall crew hiking in upstate New York. Thomas was in charge of our borrowed Pizza Moto oven during the apple pie baking challenge in November! You know that the season is winding down when it's time to work by headlamp light. Happy holidays at our End of Season dinner!