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Join Australian broadcaster and best-selling author Indira Naidoo for an exclusive 6day food tour of the rooftop farms of New York City. You'll visit farms on the rooftops of warehouses and office ...

Join Australian broadcaster and best-selling author Indira Naidoo for an exclusive 6day food tour of the rooftop farms of New York City. You'll visit farms on the rooftops of warehouses and office blocks growing organic vegetables - even producing honey from their own beehives. You'll feast on the produce during hosted lunches and stay at the hippest hotels. You'll also visit the famous Highline and Chelsea Markets and your evening will be free to catch a Broadway show or do some shopping.

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  • Indira Naidoo’s Roof Top Farm and Food Tour of New York City, May 26th -31st , 2014
  • On Top of the World Been to New York a few times? Think you’ve seen it all? Chances are you haven’t seen this… Jump on board for INDIRA NAIDOO’s 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.
  • Concrete to Crops High above the streets of the historic borough of Brooklyn are three of the world’s largest ‘sky farms’. Over 6 days, as part of an intimate tour group of 10, you’ll explore how these inspiring commercial enterprises are turning concrete into crops.
  • Veggies in the Sky You’ll be amazed to see how some farms cover more than 2 ½ acres of a building’s rooftop. You’ll learn about their engineering and construction.
  • 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. You’ll get a chance to get your hands dirty, collect some eggs or help filter some honey.
  • 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 York’s iconic skyscrapers such as the Chrysler building and the Empire State Building.
  • Is there any better location in the world to enjoy a party?
  • Dine on Farm Produce After each tour you’ll feast on the fresh seasonal farm produce during specially-hosted lunches at local award-winning restaurants. You’ll enjoy the region’s organic wines matched to your meal by our tour group sommelier.
  • Stay at Hip Hotels You’ll stay in Brooklyn at the stylish Box House Hotel - one of New York’s hottest boutique accommodations…
  • Old World Charm And when the tour moves to Manhattan, you’ll stay at the regal Washington Square Hotel in Greenwich Village. Style and comfort in the grooviest part of the city.
  • The Highline We’ll also squeeze in a tour of New York’s famous Highline - an historic elevated railway line that’s been transformed into 2 kms of lush gardens.
  • Historic food markets After our invigorating walk along The Highline, we’ll pop in to the beautiful Chelsea Markets for a food tour and delicious lunch.
  • Meet local farmers On our last day we’ll explore the extraordinary diversity of produce at The Union Square Greenmarket in Union Square…..
  • Paddock to Plate And then for our farewell lunch we’ll dine nearby at the famous Union Square Café which sources market produce for its award- winning dishes.
  • Take a bite out of the Big Apple … and your evenings will be free to explore New York’s vibrant nightlife, do some shopping or catch a Broadway show.
  • 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 you’ll see a hidden part of New York even the locals don’t know exists.
  • The Most Fun You’ve Had On A Roof You’ll be inspired by the city farmers you’ll meet, the gardens you’ll explore, and the farm-fresh produce you’ll feast on. It will be the most fun you’ve ever had on a roof. Here’s a detailed itinerary for your 6 Day tour….
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 Café. • 1500hrs Walk back to Hotel. NYC Tour concludes.
  • Tour Costs • TOUR DATES: Monday May 26th 2014 – Saturday May 31st 2014 • COST: $US 5,900.00 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 explore@urbanfoodsafari.com
  • Your NYC Rooftop Farm Tour Team Indira Naidoo Tim Petersen
  • Join us …… ….. for the trip of a lifetime.