An announcement from the city’s Park Department has been issued in regards to the development of a new urban farm in Battery Park. There will be an entire acre of land devoted to this project.
The farm will be maintained by students in the area and will be located along Pearl and State Streets. Well known chef, Zak Pelaccio from Fatty Cue will also be involved in the project. Merchant restaurant’s chef, wade Burch will be lending his services as the urban farm is developed. The produce that will be grown on the farm will be featured in dishes by both chefs.
The area students are the driving force behind this new urban farm project and all students will care for a certain portion of the area. One eight grade class has already announced their plans to care for the lettuce being grown and will then celebrate their graduation by serving salads.
The Battery Park farm project is slated to take two years to complete. The project will come to an end when the Battery Garden Bikeway construction begins.
Chef Pelaccio has announced that he will be opening kiosks by the beginning of summer and various menus will be offered to patrons. The chef has previously operated kiosks in Central Park.