Annual Red Hook Farms festival raises awareness of local organic food
The annual Red Hook Farms Harvest Festival held on Saturday celebrated the fall season with food, horse rides and some healthy competition, and also recognized one of Brooklyn’s largest youth-led urban farms.
Red Hook Farms operates two urban farm sites – one on Columbia Street, and another on Wolcott Street.
The farm prioritizes teen farm apprenticeship and their school workshop, all while bringing healthy produce to urban areas.
Organizer Melina Valle said the festival helps get people in the community familiar with “sustainable, organic food at a cheaper price” that is within walking distance from their homes.
Red Hook Farms has a weekly farm stand with fresh produce at its Columbia Street location.