The Five Boroughs contain a lot of buildings and with those buildings comes a serious amount of unused rooftop square footage. The Bloomberg administration knows this which is why they have proposed a 200,000 SF farm on top of a food distribution center in Hunts Point. Not only will this project make growing and producing food easier, it will create more jobs in the Bronx peninsula, which already boasts a staggering 115 wholesalers generating $3 billion in annual sales to 23 million customers.
The Brooklyn plan is currently the largest rooftop farm in the US, however, this recent Bronx proposal would be twice as big! Space around the city is at a premium making farming complicated and expensive.
This growing trend of urban farming is an increasingly interesting solution that we will be following closely!
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