Brooklyn residents rally to save farm in Brownsville
Supporters of a Brownsville farm braved the wet weather Saturday to rally against a plan to sell the land to a private developer.
The Green Valley Farm has been a source of fresh-grown produce since the 90s.
The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development is planning on selling the land to a private developer for new housing.
"This whole farm was dedicated as park land in December 2015," says community gardens activist Paula Segel. "Park land is protected under New York State law under the public trust doctrine."
Green Valley Farm has been warned by HPD that it will be evicted at the end of January to make way for this deal. Supporters of the farm say they plan on fighting for their farm to remain open for the community.