7th graders tour greenhouse at Blenheim Hill Farm

By John McDaniel
MCS Farm Program Director 

On their spring Farm trip a few 7the grade students took a field trip to Blenheim Hill Farm located near Roxbury, NY. Blenheim Hill was created to supply fresh produce, beef, pork and eggs to Smorgas Chef, which operates three restaurants in Manhattan. While there we toured their state of the art hydroponics greenhouse. The kids learned from Alex, the greenhouse manager how their salad greens, tomatoes, kale, and Swiss chard are grown without soil. The students also had the opportunity to meet Boris, the farms’ six hundred pound boar pig.

For more information on Smorgas Chef and Blenheim Hill Farm go to www.smorgas.com and www.blenheimhillfarm.com

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Photos by John McDaniel

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