Explorations in Urban Farming

Organic Valley and Mario Batali help New Yorkers connect with their roots

Those who live in major metropolitan areas know how tough it can be to find ways to support local farmers and maintain a locally sustainable diet. But through two new initiavites announced this week, New Yorkers will gain access to both of these things without ever having to leave the city.

Organic Valley introduces NY Fresh: Organic Valley has teamed up with New York family farms to provide New Yorkers with orgranic milk that is locally produced, bottled, and distributed. NY Fresh milk will be available in skim, low fat, reduced fat, and whole varieties in supermarkets across the city. 

Mario Batali launches his Edible Garden: Mario Batali has planted a vegetable patch within the New York Botanical Gardens that will feature programs geared towards educating students and familes about planting vegetables. The garden will be open from August 27th through September 25th. 


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