In the downtime before construction starts at the Domino Sugar Refinery site, the empty lot that formerly housed the massive refinery building has given rise towait for itan organic farm. This is still Williamsburg after all, although the legitimacy of an organic farm at a former industrial site along the East River does sound a little questionable. Earlier reports of the flourishing green space noted that developer Two Trees would allow the occupants of the adjacent, erstwhile Havermeyer ParkNorth Brooklyn Farms and Ride Brooklynto root themselves again on one of the construction sites at least before work on the planned office and tech hub begins. But Bedford and Bowery and Gothamist have the scoop on the farm's operations: the farm will host Sunday suppers at the site that go for $75 a pop including booze. B+B notes that the vegetables in said meals will be sourced from no more than 20 feet away, but if that sounds a little sketchy given the site's industrial past, Gothamist assures that the plants are ensconced by new soil.
The farm will be open for grazing (by way of foot) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
· Delicious Development: Farm On Domino Site Opens With Outdoor Dinner Parties [B+B]
· There's Now An Organic Farm At The Domino Sugar Refinery Construction Site [Gothamist]
· Temporary Havemeyer Park Returns to Williamsburg [Curbed]