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Farmers and foodies turned over a new layer of soil at the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm on Sunday, when the croft celebrated its first market day of the season.

Now in its third year, the 6,000-square-foot urban tract has produced thousands of pounds of vegetables, including lettuces, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, peppers, and herbs as well as stunning views of Manhattan.

The project has gained a massive following of urban agriculturalists, gardeners, and professional chefs — Brooklyn restaurants such as Marlow and Sons, Eat, and Paulie Gee’s regularly use ingredients grown on site.

On its opening day, workers transplanted kale, planted peas, and composted.

You don’t need to get your hands dirty to pick up a bunch of early spring veggies — the market is open every Sunday — but it’s part of the fun.

And you can bring your friends, too — instead of annoying them with updates on how many crops you’re cultivating on the Internet.

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm (44 Eagle St. at West Street in Greenpoint). For info, visit rooftopfarms.org.

Updated 5:24 pm, July 9, 2018
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Scott Nyerges from Greenpoint says:
For an in-depth look at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, please visit scottnyerges.com. You'll find my photodocumentary, chronicling the 2010 growing season at the Brooklyn farm.
May 9, 2011, 9:59 am

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