Herb Garden and Fresh Tea Infusions at L'Appart

Herb Garden and Fresh Tea Infusions at L'Appart

Recently on the ICE blog, we talked about our new collaboration with restaurant L'Appart, were we are planting and helping maintain a new outdoor aromatic herb garden on their terrace at Brookfield Place. L'Appart's menu is elegant and French, with many opportunities to showcase excellent fresh flavors paired with their other carefully chosen ingredients. 
June 23, 2017 by Robert Laing
Hoi, Hoe Gaat Het? Farm.One on Studio Brussel Tastes of the World

Hoi, Hoe Gaat Het? Farm.One on Studio Brussel Tastes of the World

Farm.One recently appeared on Belgian TV show "Tastes of the World", featuring chef Nick Bril. ICE's Caitlin Raux guided Nick around our farm to taste the produce, and help Caitlin pick ingredients for a rooftop meal with friends in Brooklyn. I used to live in Belgium during high school, so it was very fun to have one of the country's best chefs visit us at ICE.
June 20, 2017 by Robert Laing
Tags: belgium ICE
Cool Neighborhoods - Greening Roofs in NYC

Cool Neighborhoods - Greening Roofs in NYC

The Mayor's office in NYC recently announced a $106 million plan to plant trees and carry out other activities to reduce the "heat island" effect in New York, concentrating mainly on Northern Manhattan, the South Bronx and Central Brooklyn. 
June 19, 2017 by Robert Laing
Tags: NYC policy
Indoor Farming Tips: Rockwool

Indoor Farming Tips: Rockwool

Much of the content about hydroponics online is either specific to cannabis growing, or created by enthusiastic amateurs in their spare time. So some of the guidance is confusing or unintentionally misleading. In our Intro to Indoor Farming Classes we try to cut through the fog and give simple, direct advice. 

Here are some simple Q&As about rockwool, inspired by a post on Reddit.

June 11, 2017 by David Goldstein
Tags: class learning
New York Jets players visit Farm.One at ICE

New York Jets players visit Farm.One at ICE

We welcomed the New York Jets players James Carpenter and Dakota Dozier to the farm during their visit to the Institute of Culinary Education last week. Carpenter has been with the Jets since 2015, and Dozier since 2014 but this was their first visit to a hydroponic farm. 
June 10, 2017 by Robert Laing
About to Take the Next Step

About to Take the Next Step

It’s now a little over a year now since the beginning, and we’re now about to open our new farm in Tribeca. This is more than six months in the making, a huge undertaking by our small team, in addition to trying to build our existing business out of our farm at ICE. We can’t wait to share this new space with you all. In addition to it being an exciting central location, we’re working in partnership with one of the best restaurants in the city, if not the world.
June 08, 2017 by Robert Laing
Tags: ICE tribeca
Kicking off Summer with Blue Planet & Our Name is Farm

Kicking off Summer with Blue Planet & Our Name is Farm

Great fun last night hanging out with Blue Planet Consulting in their beautiful new office in Williamsburg, at the first of their many summer events organized in collaboration with Our Name is Farm. Folks were swapping seeds, learning about growing media, drinking beer and talking all things urban ag. There was even a little Wasabi Arugula to be had.
June 01, 2017 by Robert Laing
Tags: events
Live Pepper Plants

Live Pepper Plants

We are selling live pepper plants for a short time only. Yes, live chile pepper plants. We have some super-cool, kinda-rare varieties, all 24"-30" tall (so, ready to start flowering and fruiting for the summer). Read on to see all varieties.
May 29, 2017 by Robert Laing
New Intro to Indoor Farming Class Dates

New Intro to Indoor Farming Class Dates

Due to increased interest we're adding new Intro to Indoor Farming Class dates for June and July. It's a chance to learn how to grow herbs, greens, fruit and flowers indoors using hydroponics in a controlled environment under artificial light.

May 28, 2017 by Robert Laing
Edible Bouquets

Edible Bouquets

On a whim, we created this ad-hoc edible bouquet this week for a friend of the farm - a selection of herbs and flowers that can be turned into a simple salad just by unwrapping the string. Talk to us if you're interested in special gifts for your event or celebration. 

May 28, 2017 by Robert Laing