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THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
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Edgemere Farm is On the Edge of A New Beginning
By Kami-Leigh Agard
Imagine a private outdoor
dinner with friends and family
on a beautiful, warm Rocka-
way summer night in the rustic
setting of a farm, being able to
gaze up at the starry sky, fac-
es caressed by a gentle breeze
from the ocean, and tantalized
with a multiple course menu
of sumptuous food and drinks,
all created from locally-grown
and -sourced ingredients. All
this and more, can be yours at
Edgemere Farm, which could
use a little help from the com-
munity.
Edgemere Farm is a half-
acre urban farm located in
the beachside community on
Beach 44th Street. In 2013 its
founders transformed an un-
derutilized lot on Beach 45th
Street into a lush and produc-
tive space, where a wide variety
of fresh and locally grown veg-
etables, flowers and herbs are
cultivated. Bees, chickens and
many varieties of pollinators
also make the farm their home.
The team behind the Farm has
recently launched a Kickstarter
campaign in hopes of making
improvements to this beloved
community resource.
According to Heidi Woolever,
former sheep farmer, educator,
Edgemere Farm grower and
founder of Rockaway Herbs,
the Kickstarter campaign initi-
ative was spearheaded by chefs
and Beach 97th Street City-
sticks concessionaires, Justin
Harter and Matt Blance.
“The Farm collaborated with
Justin and Matt last summer.
On our Saturday morning farm
stand, they hosted a breakfast,
coined the Cowboy Corral. It
was this mouthwatering offer-
ing of farm-fresh Belgian waf-
fles, an all-organic egg hash
featuring bread from a local
baker, a bevy of smoothies
and a green drink to boot. It
was such a hit,” Woolever ex-
claimed.
“Then Justin and Matt also
started hosting dinners with
more amazing food and a
theater performance. We loved
collaborating with them. So, at
the end of the season last year,
we talked about working to-
gether again for 2017. Howev-
er, to continue the same menu
of activities this year, they saw
some critical physical improve-
ments that the Farm needed to
both improve the overall oper-
ation and enhance the expe-
rience of the farm for our visi-
tors,” Woolever said.