By Molly Jean Bennett
Photos by Molly Jean Bennett
When you picture the quintessential American farmer, what comes to mind? The person you imagine might not look much like the mostly young, stylishly coiffed group of farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs that gathered to hobnob in a low-lit Brooklyn bar on a recent Thursday evening. The occasion was an event organized by the NYC Agriculture Collective, which calls itself “a network of farmers, technologists and entrepreneurs from NYC dedicated to the promotion of progressive urban agriculture.” Members of the collective and farm-curious New Yorkers sipped herbaceous cocktails, sampled microgreens and local hot sauce and listened to presentations on some of the most exciting urban agriculture projects currently happening around the city.