The New York City Farms of Yesterday.
It’s no secret that there are less farms today than there have been historically. New York state alone has shrunk to a little more than 35,000 farms today, 70% less than existed in 1950. It is interesting to take a look at some of the oldest farms that once operated in our five boroughs, the oldest of which, Queens Country Farm is over 300 years old. Here are some others to feast your eyes on: New York City Farm Colony (in Staten Island), Harsenville and Gericke Farm.