The Proprietors of Brooklyn’s Favorite Food Hall Offer a Tour of Their Upstate Farm
Bright garlic cloves pulled fresh from the ground and impressive beds of leafy greens feature in photographer Max Farago’s series taken during a summer harvest at Richard Lamb and Anna Castellani’s Cunningham Hill Farm in Columbia County, New York. Run by the husband-and-wife team behind Foragers City Grocer in New York, the 28-acre homestead is the couple’s latest endeavor to bring the farm-to-market experience to city dwellers. Producing fresh, seasonal produce grown from seed, the farm supplies their Dumbo, Brooklyn-based grocery shop (run with business partner Clifford Shikler), as well as the team’s newest outpost: Foragers City Grocer in Chelsea, Manhattan, which includes a neighboring Asian-fusion restaurant, Foragers City Table. “Farming is a lot like painting, or creating art,” explains Castellani, who along with Lamb personally tends to everything from cauliflower and potatoes to string beans and squash. “You’re never done, you’re always working, it’s very physical, it’s quiet and solitary in a really lovely way, and when you finally are finished you have this beautiful physical thing that is wholly unique.” Here the Foragers team reveals one way they’ll be using their homegrown heirloom tomatoes this season.
Foragers Butcher Steak
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