Join us every Saturday 9-3pm at New Lots and Schenck and Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm at New Lots and Georgia! More info here on products events and more!

East New York Farms! Alumni Intern Recognized

For stellar leadership, alumni intern Celeste Leandry won the Just Food McKinley Hightower-Beyah Award an award that honors a New York City youth who is committed to urban agriculture, community leadership and social justice.  

She first joined the Youth Internship in 2010 and has since dedicated herself in becoming a leader in the food justice movement both locally and nationally.  She continued in our Youth Internship for three more years expanding her leadership and even externing in 2013 with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  She attended, presented and made East New York Farms! proud at the Rooted In Community (RIC) Conference several times over the past years and is a member of the RIC Advisory Council.  She also lead a workshop at the 2013 Black and Urban Gardeners Conference.

We would like to congratulate her and her for being awesome and hopes that she can continue to not be a role model for our youth but for a community facing food justice issues.

Tour and Volunteer at East New York Farms!

Even though it has been hard to believe, spring is here.  You know what that means, we need help in both feeding the community and orientating young minds to our farm.  

East New York schools have the opportunity to tour the UCC Youth Farm which is located on 1/2-acre on Schenck Avenue between New Lots and Livonia Avenues.  We grow over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs for sale at our farmers markets.  Farm tours will cover our sustainable urban agriculture practices including beekeeping, composting, rainwater collection, and our solar-powered greenhouse.  We are happy to adapt tours to curricula that you are covering in your classroom.

  Tours are available from 10AM-2PM, Tuesday-Friday.  Students can be any age as long as the school is located in East New York.  All students taking a tour will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for a free cookbook and coupons at our farmers' markets.


If you are not in grade school but know of anyone that would like to volunteer at our farm, we're opening up our volunteer Saturdays.  That is the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month from April-October.  Our farm needs the help, especially if anyone wants to do good work or complete any community service requirements.

Contact Roy to schedule a tour, volunteer or any questions at (718) 649-7979 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The mission of the East New York Farms Project is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.

East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents.

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