Indira Naidoo’s Roof Top Farm and Food Tourof New York City, September 17-22, 2013
On Top of the WorldBeen to New York a few times?Think you’ve seen it all?Chances are you haven’t seen this…Jump on board for INDIRANAIDOO’s exclusive experttour of the ROOF TOP FARMS ofNEW YORK CITY.Following on from the phenomenalsuccess of her best-selling book‘The Edible Balcony’, Indira wantsto show you how New Yorkers aregrowing food in their city.
Concrete to CropsHigh above the streets ofthe historic borough ofBrooklyn are three of theworld’s largest ‘skyfarms’.Over 6 days, as part of anintimate tour group of10, you’ll explore howthese inspiringcommercial enterprisesare turning concrete intocrops.
Veggies in the SkyYou’ll be amazed howsome farms covermore than 2 ½ acresof a building’srooftop.You’ll learn abouttheir engineering andconstruction.
Chooks on the RoofAs well as growing acresof fruit andvegetables, these roof topfarms have chook housesand bee hives producingfresh eggs and honey forlocal residents. You’ll geta chance to get yourhands dirty, collect someeggs or help filter somehoney.
Jaw-dropping vistasThe breath-taking viewsof the Manhattan skylinefrom the rooftop farmswill blow you away.They are literally justacross the river from NewYork’s iconic skyscraperssuch as the Chryslerbuilding and the EmpireState Building.
Dine on Farm ProduceAfter each tour you’llfeast on the freshseasonal farm produceduringspecially-hosted lunchesat local award-winningrestaurants. You’ll enjoythe region’s organicwines matched to yourmeal by our tour groupsommelier.
Stay at Hip HotelsYou’ll stay in Brooklyn at thestylish Wythe Hotel - one ofNew York’s hottest newboutique accommodations…The Wythe was votedConde Nast Traveller’s ‘HotList’ 2013 andTravel and LeisureMagazine’s ‘Best Hotel’ 2013
Old World CharmAnd when the tour movesto Manhattan,you’ll stay at the regalWashington SquareHotel in GreenwichVillage. Style and comfortin the grooviest part ofthe city.
The HighlineWe’ll also squeezein a tour of NewYork’s famousHighline - anhistoric elevatedrailway line that’sbeen transformedinto2 km of lushgardens.
Historic food marketsAfter our invigoratingwalk along TheHighline, we’ll pop into the beautifulChelsea Markets for afood tour and deliciouslunch.
Meet local farmersAnd on our last day we’llexplore the extraordinarydiversity of produce atThe Union SquareGreenmarkets in UnionSquare…..
Paddock to PlateAnd then for our farewell lunch we’ll dinenearby at the famous Union Square Caféwhich sources market produce for its award-winning dishes.
Take a bite out of the Big Apple… and your evenings willbe free to explore NewYork’s hip nightlife, dosome shopping or catch aBroadway show.
A Sky High AdventureThis is a trip forfoodies, gardeners orthose who just want tolive a richer moresustainable life in the city.You’ll see a hidden part ofNew York even the localshave never seen before.
The Most Fun You’ve Had On A RoofYou’ll be inspired by the cityfarmers you’ll meet, thegardens you’ll explore, andthe farm-fresh produceyou’ll feast on.It will be the most funyou’ve ever had on a roof.Here’s a detailed itineraryfor your 6 Day tour….
DAY 1 - Monday September 16th 2013• 1710 hrs Tour group arrivesQF 107 at JFK airport• Coach transfer from airportto Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn• Check-in, refresh• Tour group cocktail party athotel/meet Indira Naidooand team-guides TimPetersen, food and winesommelier and StephanieSavage, tour logistics.• Dinner (own arrangements)
DAY 2 Tuesday September 17th, 2013• Breakfast (not included)• 0930hrs Coach transfer fromhotel to Brooklyn GrangeRooftopFarm, Greenpoint, Brooklyn• 2 hour tour, planting/bee-keeping workshop.• Coach transfer to Reynardrestaurant at Wythe Hotel• 2 course lunch + glass ofwine• 1530hrs Day 2 concludes.• Dinner (own arrangements)
DAY 3 Wednesday September 18th 2013• Breakfast (not included)• 0930hrs Coach transfer fromWythe hotel to Eagle StRooftopfarm, Greenpoint, Brooklyn• 2 hour tour and workshop –seed planting, harvesting• Coach transfer to Marlowand Sonsrestaurant, Brooklyn• 2 course lunch+glass of wine• 1530hrs Day 3 concludes.• 5 minute walk back to hotel• Dinner (own arrangements)
DAY 4 - Thursday September 19th 2013• Breakfast (not included)• 0930hrs Coach transferfrom Wythe hotel toBrooklyn Navy Yard, Greenpoint, Brooklyn• 2 hour tour and workshop• Coach transfer to Dinerrestaurant, Brooklyn• 2 course lunch + glass ofwine• 5 minute walk back to hotel• 1330hrs DAY 4 concludes• Dinner (own arrangements)
DAY 5 - Friday September 20 2013• Breakfast (not included) Check-out WytheHotel• 0930hrs Coach transfer toHighline, Meatpacking District.• 1030hrs Meet guide.2 hour walking tourof Highline.• 5 min walk to Chelsea Markets for food tourand organic wine and produce lunch.• Coach transfer to Washington SquareHotel, Greenwich Village. Check-in.• 1600hrs - Day 5 concludes.• Dinner (own arrangements)
DAY 6 – Saturday September 21 2013• Continental breakfast included• Checkout Washington Sq Hotel• 0930 hrs tour meets in hotellobby and walks to UnionSquare Greenmarkets• 1000hrs meet guide. Markettour and tastings• 1300hrs Farewell Lunch atUnion Square Café.• 1500hrs Walk back to Hotel.Tour concludes.
Tour Costs• TOUR DATES:Monday September 17th 2013 –Saturday September 22nd 2013• COST: $AUS 3,500.00 twin share(covers all groundcosts, accommodation and lunches. Itdoes not include flights which can beorganised for you individually)• TO BOOK: A non-refundable depositof $500.00 is required by JUNE 15th2013 to reserve your place.• The balance is due by July 15th 2013.• Contact:• Stephanie SavageImpulse TravelThe Village Green, 22 KenthurstRd, Round Corner, NSW, Australia• email:Stephanie@impulsetravel.com.au• tel: +61 2 9651 3177• Licence: 2TA005481• Member of AFTA
Your NYC Rooftop Farm Tour TeamStephanie Savage Indira NaidooTimPetersen
Indira Naidoo’sRoof Top FarmTour of New YorkSeptember 2013