Join Australian TV broadcaster and author of The Edible Balcony for a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the rooftop farms of New York City and dine on the produce during specially-hosted lunches.
- 1. Indira Naidoos Roof Top Farm and Food Tour of New York City, May 26th -31st , 2014
2. On Top of the World Been to New York a few times? Think youve seen it all? Chances are you havent seen this Jump on board for INDIRA NAIDOOs exclusive expert tour of the ROOF TOP FARMS of NEW YORK CITY. Following on from the phenomenal success of her best-selling book The Edible Balcony, Indira wants to show you how New Yorkers are growing food in their city. 3. Concrete to Crops High above the streets of the historic borough of Brooklyn are three of the worlds largest sky farms. Over 6 days, as part of an intimate tour group of 10, youll explore how these inspiring commercial enterprises are turning concrete into crops. 4. Veggies in the Sky Youll be amazed to see how some farms cover more than 2 acres of a buildings rooftop. Youll learn about their engineering and construction. 5. Chooks on the Roof As well as growing acres of fruit and vegetables, these roof top farms have chook houses and bee hives producing fresh eggs and honey for local residents. Youll get a chance to get your hands dirty, collect some eggs or help filter some honey. 6. Jaw-dropping vistas The breath-taking views of the Manhattan skyline from the rooftop farms will blow you away. The farms are literally just across the river from New Yorks iconic skyscrapers such as the Chrysler building and the Empire State Building. 7. Is there any better location in the world to enjoy a party? 8. Dine on Farm Produce After each tour youll feast on the fresh seasonal farm produce during specially-hosted lunches at local award-winning restaurants. Youll enjoy the regions organic wines matched to your meal by our tour group sommelier. 9. Stay at Hip Hotels Youll stay in Brooklyn at the stylish Box House Hotel - one of New Yorks hottest boutique accommodations 10. Old World Charm And when the tour moves to Manhattan, youll stay at the regal Washington Square Hotel in Greenwich Village. Style and comfort in the grooviest part of the city. 11. The Highline Well also squeeze in a tour of New Yorks famous Highline - an historic elevated railway line thats been transformed into 2 kms of lush gardens. 12. Historic food markets After our invigorating walk along The Highline, well pop in to the beautiful Chelsea Markets for a food tour and delicious lunch. 13. Meet local farmers On our last day well explore the extraordinary diversity of produce at The Union Square Greenmarket in Union Square.. 14. Paddock to Plate And then for our farewell lunch well dine nearby at the famous Union Square Caf which sources market produce for its award- winning dishes. 15. Take a bite out of the Big Apple and your evenings will be free to explore New Yorks vibrant nightlife, do some shopping or catch a Broadway show. 16. A Sky High Adventure This is a trip for foodies, gardeners or those who just want to live a richer more sustainable life in the city. And youll see a hidden part of New York even the locals dont know exists. 17. The Most Fun Youve Had On A Roof Youll be inspired by the city farmers youll meet, the gardens youll explore, and the farm-fresh produce youll feast on. It will be the most fun youve ever had on a roof. Heres a detailed itinerary for your 6 Day tour. 18. DAY 1 - Monday May 26th 2014 1710 hrs Tour group arrives QF 107 at JFK airport Coach transfer from airport to Box House Hotel, Brooklyn Check-in, refresh Tour group cocktail party at hotel/meet Indira Naidoo and team-guide Tim Petersen, food and wine sommelier Dinner (own arrangements) 19. DAY 2 Tuesday May 27th , 2014 Breakfast (not included) 0930hrs Coach transfer from hotel to Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 2 hour tour, planting/bee- keeping workshop. Coach transfer to Reynard restaurant at Wythe Hotel 2 course lunch + glass of wine 1530hrs Day 2 concludes. Dinner (own arrangements) 20. DAY 3 Wednesday May 28th 2014 Breakfast (not included) 0930hrs Coach transfer from Box House hotel to Eagle St Rooftop farm, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 2 hour tour and workshop seed planting, harvesting Coach transfer to Marlow and Sons restaurant, Brooklyn 2 course lunch+glass of wine 1500hrs Day 3 concludes. 5 minute walk back to hotel Dinner (own arrangements) 21. DAY 4 - Thursday May 29th 2014 Breakfast (not included) 0930hrs Coach transfer from Box House hotel to Brooklyn Navy Yard rooftop farm , Greenpoint, Brooklyn 2 hour tour and workshop Coach transfer to Diner restaurant, Brooklyn 2 course lunch + glass of wine 5 minute walk back to hotel 1500hrs DAY 4 concludes Dinner (own arrangements) 22. DAY 5 - Friday May 30th 2014 Breakfast (not included) Check-out Box House Hotel 0930hrs Coach transfer to Highline, Meatpacking District. 1030hrs Meet guide.2 hour walking tour of Highline. 5 min walk to Chelsea Markets for food tour and organic wine and produce lunch. Coach transfer to Washington Square Hotel, Greenwich Village. Check-in. 1600hrs - Day 5 concludes. Dinner (own arrangements) 23. DAY 6 May 31st 2014 Continental breakfast included Checkout Washington Sq Hotel 0930 hrs tour meets in hotel lobby and walks to Union Square Greenmarkets 1000hrs meet guide. Market tour and tastings 1300hrs Farewell Lunch at Union Square Caf. 1500hrs Walk back to Hotel. NYC Tour concludes. 24. Tour Costs TOUR DATES: Monday May 26th 2014 Saturday May 31st 2014 COST: $US 3,900.00 twin share (single supplement $US 1,200). Covers all ground costs, accommodation and lunches. It does not include flights which can be organised for you individually To book your place please contact TIM PETERSEN at Urban Food Safari firstname.lastname@example.org 25. Your NYC Rooftop Farm Tour Team Indira Naidoo Tim Petersen 26. Join us .. for the trip of a lifetime.