Brooklyn Grange’s farmers manage our rooftop farms with great care and adhere to organic standards. We divert organic waste from dozens of different channels to create compost which continuously replenishes and brings fresh biodiversity to our soil. We’re particularly proud of our crisp, colorful, ever-evolving salad mixes and our sweet heirloom tomatoes in the peak of the summer season. Our hens are particularly proud of their big, orange-yolked eggs.
Every year we experiment with a few new crops, while nurturing our reliable perennials, which come back every spring. Year-round our urban farms are covered with greenery and provide an edible oasis for local nature lovers and foodies.
Our favorite crops that we grow year after year:
Our greens mix is a fresh blend of spicy mustards, sweet lettuces, bitter chicories, and bright colors. Our signature mixes evolve throughout the year, depending on which leaves prefer cool weather, warm weather, and varying sunlight. Kales, chicories, and spinach survive the winter, and pop up sweet and crisp in the early spring.
Sungolds, black krims, pink brandywines, rainbow pineapples, and (our favorite) black cherries. We sell heirloom tomatoes throughout July, August, and September in various shapes, colors, and sizes. We can hardly keep refilling pints of mixed cherry tomatoes during our farmstands.
Sweets, hots, and right in the middle! Bell pepper, hungarian hot wax, habañero, aji dulce (habañeros without the crazy heat!), shishito, and various other seasoning peppers.
Everybody’s loving kale these days, and we do too! We grow several different varieties including curly red and green bore, gorgeous red russian, nutty lacinato, and a new addition this season: beedy’s camden, which may be the next big green!
Cooking local veggies is no fun without some extra herbal kick. Our herbs include good old standbys such as thyme, sage, mint, rosemary, and several varieties of basil, but also loveage, parcelery, lavender, chives, chervil, lemon balm, anise hyssop, lemon verbena, and bronze fennel.
Other Seasonal Vegetables
We also grow many other seasonal vegetables. Depending on the time of year, you’ll find spinaches, radishes, turnips, strawberries, chard, peas and shoots, endives and chicories, head lettuces, beans, ground cherries, eggplant, and maybe even a pumpkin or two. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for our cut flowers and bouquets.