QBG Farm

Farm

About QBG Farm

Founded in 2013, QBG Farm is a one-acre farm that bridges sustainable agriculture, community, and education. The Farm invites the public to learn about the importance of urban agriculture and soil health. QBG is proud to have a closed-loop system where horticulture waste is processed into compost and used on the farm as organic fertilizer. The Farm utilizes compost made on-site by QBG out of food scraps, yard clippings, woodchips, and leaves. Using compost encourages the growth of beneficial fungi and bacteria in the soil and gives plants and soil necessary nutrients from a natural source. To complete the nutrient cycle, spent plants from the Farm are composted and used to rebuild the soil for the following season. Opportunities to engage are available through volunteering, tours, and seasonal workshops.

Nearly all produce grown at the Farm is donated to local food pantries to aid in our community’s food insecurity. We grow a variety of fruits and vegetables that are culturally relevant and representative of the diversity in Queens. Vegetables and fruit grown on the Farm are produced using only organic practices to limit the impact on the surrounding ecosystem. In 2023, we donated over 6,000 lbs. of produce to local food pantries!

Get involved!

QBG Farm strives to teach New Yorkers about urban farming, food systems, food justice, and environmental stewardship – all central tenets of QBG’s sustainability and healthy living programs. Experience the Farm as a volunteer, intern, or workshop participant!

Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farmVolunteer at QBG Farm

Help prepare the Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG’s Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects.

Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops!

Tuesdays, April through November, 9:30am to 12pm

For corporate volunteer opportunities at the Farm click HERE.

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QBG Farm CSA 2024 – APPLY NOW!

Your CSA membership includes bi-weekly box of fresh herbs along with a monthly box of fresh produce. Your membership will also include free admission to educational gardening workshops and U-Pick events on the Farm.

What is a CSA?

CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a partnership between the Farm and its consumers, or shareholders. When you become a CSA member, you are purchasing in advance a share of the upcoming season’s crop that is provided in a bi-weekly box for pick up. Pre-payment to the Farm ensures there is much-needed income for seeds, equipment, and labor. In exchange, the CSA Member has first access to the Farm’s fresh harvest and offerings.

Learn more about the QBG Farm CSA or share this brochure with a friend! 

The QBG Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program is a mutually beneficial investment in the 2024 Growing Season and sustainable urban agriculture. If you are interested in becoming a member please apply below. We are excited to welcome you into this community! 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!

Membership Options

Choose the option to purchase a single season (options below) or all seasons. All-season price: $450 Non-Member / $405 Members.

 

Spring Season (May-June)

Single Season: $100 Non-Members / $90 Members

Pick-up dates:

  • May 22, 2024
  • June 4, 2024
  • June 19, 2024

Summer Season (July-September)

Single Season: $250 Non-Members / $225 Members

Pick-up dates:

  • July 3, 2024
  • July 17, 2024
  • July 31, 2024
  • August 7, 2024
  • August 21, 2024
  • September 4, 2024

Fall (September-October)

Single Season: $150 Non-Members / $135 Members

Pick-up dates:

  • September 18, 2024
  • October 2, 2024
  • October 16, 2024

For any questions about the QBG Farm internship, volunteering opportunities, or group tours, please contact [email protected] or call 718-886-3800 ext. 262

The QBG Farm was initially established and operated with funding from the New York City Department of Sanitation. We thank the following donors who continue to support the QBG Farm:
Robert F. Schumann Foundation
American Public Gardens Association
New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
Victor C. and Clara C. Battin Foundation
Amazin’ Mets Foundation
City Gardens Club