This Hi-Tech Vertical Farm Grows More Than 500 Varieties Of Produce For NYC's Top Restaurants
Farm.One takes the urban farm to a whole other level. In the basement of a two-star Michelin restaurant, the hi-tech, vertical farm grows more than 500 varieties of rare herbs, edible flowers, microgreens and other produce from around the world, for some of the city’s top restaurants, including several other Michelin Stars. Farm.One offers one-hour tours of the innovative farm space giving you insights into food trends and its innovative techniques, as well as the opportunity to try its menagerie, paired with a comp’d glass of Prosecco. Also on offer are classes including creating cocktails with Michelin star bartenders; how to make your own Kombucha; and for those with a green thumb, there are courses on how to grow your very own hydroponics mini farm. Tours of Farm.One are offered in the evening, and can be booked a few months in advance; definitely get on it early as there are only a few tours offered per week.
Round out the evening at Le Botaniste, which serves plant-based, mostly organic dishes and natural wine. Set up like an apothecary, all of the relaxed café’s food is on display, ranging from apps, stews and salads, to chili and a gluten-free fusilli Bolognese even a non-vegan could love, allowing diners to mix and match their favorites. You can also try fresh juices, and desserts like the apple volcano offset with cashew sauce, cinnamon and chia seeds, and a Key Lime pie.
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