Brooklyn Finest: The Green Family Farm

Brooklyn Finest: The Green Family Farm
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On many weekends six-year-old Akousa and eleven-year-old Booker Taliaferro Washington Greene and their parents are surrounded by dirt, fertilizer, vegetables and fruit. The Greene Family runs an organic farm in the heart of the Brownsville’s section of Brooklyn. The Greene Family Farm grows some of the sweetest watermelons and strawberries in the country. Realizing they live in a food desert the Greene’s opened their doors 3 years ago to sell fresh fruits and vegetables to the community.
The family sells zucchini, cucumbers, kale, broccoli, lettuce, and a bunch of other fruits. When it gets cold outside the farm’s business slows down. The farm harvests a few things like onions, peas and radishes over the winter. Much of the Greene’s business focuses on selling fruit and vegetables to farmer’s markets in Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens and the Bronx. *Great book for young readers grades 1st-3rd.
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David Miller On His New Children’s Book ‘The Greene Family Farm’

Interview by: Marc Steiner
December 16, 2015 – Segment 2

David Miller, Washington, DC, based author and founder of Dare To Be King, LLC, joins us to talk about his new children’s book Brooklyn’s Finest: Greene Family Farm.

“The Greene Family Farm is like a tall glass of fresh juice – reading it is nourishing and good for you. It’s timely for youth and their parents alike!” Toni Blackman, Hip Hop Ambassador & Food Show Host

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