“Project Eats” Brings Rooftop Farm, Farm Stand to Essex Crossing
Beginning this coming weekend, you will be able to visit a new farm stand in the publicly accessible plaza at Essex Crossing on Broome Street.
It’s operated by an organization called Project Eats, which is running a rooftop farm as part of a neighboring Essex Crossing building (125 Delancey St. – the complex where the new Essex Market is also located). According to yesterday’s missive from Delancey Street Associates, the mega-project developers, the farm stand will be set up in the park area on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The operation will move into the Market Line, located beneath the Essex Market, in the fall. The Market Line, not yet open, will include around 30 food vendors in its first phase.
Here’s how the organization describes itself:
To achieve its mission of a fair society, Project EATS is a neighborhood-based project that uses art, urban agriculture, partnerships, and social enterprise to sustainably produce and equitably distribute essential resources within and between our communities. Especially those where people live on working class and low-incomes.
You can read more about Project Eats here.