This weekend in New York City……

Flowers are blooming at the fabulous Queens County Farm Museum, which occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The site, located in Floral Park, has been a farm since 1697!

Visiting the farm offers a great window into New York City’s long agricultural history.

Queens County Farm
Photo credit: Queens County Farm Museum

We visited the farm’s 47 acres yesterday, which include a really interesting Dutch farmhouse from the 1700’s, a greenhouse complex, goats, horses, and other farm animals, planting fields, an orchard, and an herb garden.

There is much to see- for adults and children.

Queens County farm museum V
The farm raises a variety of heritage breed chickens, such as these Silver Laced Wyandotte hens. Photo credit: Queens County Farm Museum
Queens County farm IV
Photo credit: Sarah Crean
Queens County Farm III
Photo credit: Sarah Crean

Admission is free and visitors are welcome seven days a week at the Queens County Farm Museum, the longest continuously farmed site in all of New York State.