June 2016 Event: Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm Visit & Shake Shack

For our June event, everyone boarded a bus to Queens where we were taken on a tour of the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. Thanks to our knowledgeable guides from the farm, we received a wonderful education in sustainable farming and learned how to get great local produce in the middle of a huge city. Chickens, bees, tons of different vegetables and flowers, and interactive discussions made for a fun and informative experience.

This was followed by a visit to Shake Shack where the kids explored the menu and discussed healthy choices. Part of the Farm & Kitchen annual curriculum includes reading Setting the Table, written by Shake Shack's founder, Danny Meyer, so the visit also served to provide the kids with context about the book they're reading and to inspire them to learn more about the restaurant business.