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Queens County Farm Museum

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The city's largest working farm and a historical site

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Borough : Queens
Neighborhood : Floral Park
Institution, Historic Site & Museum

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When thinking of New York City, large farms usually don’t come to mind, but the Queens County Farm Museum situated on 47 acres is the City’s largest remaining farm. Located right off of Little Neck parkway, one drives down a dirt road passing a Greenhouse Complex on your left and a restored colonial farmhouse on your right. Further down the road is a converted farm vehicle garage that currently houses the Education Building, and the Horse Barn which houses the administrative offices and reception hall which can be rented out for events. Surrounding these buildings are an orchard, herb garden, cow pen, duck pond, butterfly garden, sheep pasture, and planting fields.

The site is not just a museum but remains a functioning farm. Crops grown include corn, tomatoes, and eggplant. These are harvested and sold at the site’s farm stand. All money generated from the sales go back into the farm. The general public can attend tours of the historical farmhouse

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