Friday, August 16, 2013

Brooklyn Grange Farm at The Navy Yard

All images © Valery Rizzo

I was back from California and shooting at The Brooklyn Navy Yard again this week. I am surprised everyday that so many people don't know about The Brooklyn Navy Yard which is a large piece of Brooklyn's history. Yes most of it is not open to the public, but they have a Museum at Bldg 92 which houses a gallery and Ted and Honey's Cafe. I saw kids the other day from the museum's summer camp outside painting skate and surf boards, how cool is that. You can also sign up for a full navy yard tour with Turnstile tours.

Brooklyn Grange has the largest and one of the most beautiful rooftop farms within the Navy Yard, which I have had the pleasure of photographing through my residency at The Yard. They have many farm stands all over Brooklyn and Queens but if you would like a tour of the farm at The Navy Yard then visit their Wednesday stand until October 30th from 12 - 5 pm, Forecourt of Bldg 92, Flushing Avenue at Carlton, and they give farm tours every hour on the hour until 4pm.

Also you should check out Anastasia's Fridge, Grange co-founder Anastasia Cole Plakias shares recipes using the Grange's farm fresh produce.


  1. Great pictures! Brooklyn Grange looks so natural.

    1. Thank you!! Yes it is beautiful up there and such a pleasure to have right here in Brooklyn. Thank you also for leaving a comment as I wish more readers would do. I really do enjoy knowing what people are enjoying and getting feed back directly on the blog itself.

  2. Lovely images! I know a Chinese Restaurant in the Capalaba area that uses farm fresh produce too!