The six women of Rise & Root Farm have worked with community gardens and urban farms in New York City and beyond, and have dedicated their lives to increasing the number of people growing and eating good food. A project developed with great intention and the help of Grow NYC’s Farm Beginnings Course, Rise & Root Farm integrates justice and equity into building a strong local food economy. The farm, located in Chester, NY grows a variety of vegetables, flowers and herbs for markets, restaurants, weddings, and for value-added products made by our sister company Crock & Jar. Rise & Root Farm stays connected to its New York City roots by supplying to NYC’s farmers markets, teaching various agriculture and food justice courses to city residents, hosting classes on the farm, and sharing what we've learned along the way. The Rise & Root Farm team has just finished their first growing season, and looks forward to continuing their food and social justice work in 2016.