The TFFJ/Whole Kids Foundation Farm at

MLK, Jr. Educational Campus

Farm Details:

Location: Hell’s Kitchen/Lincoln Center, Manhattan

Students: 2,198

Annual Production: 10,000 lbs

Year Launched: 2019

Co-located Schools: Manhattan/Hunter Science High School; Urban Assembly School for Media Studies; High School of Arts and Technology; Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry; High School for Law, Advocacy, and Community Justice; Special Music School.

  • This farm is located in a space adjacent to the campus cafeteria where its produce is served daily at lunch.  A wall of windows enables students from all six schools to see firsthand how the products they are eating is grown.

Major Funders: Whole Kids Foundation, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, United Way of New York City.

Community Partner: Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

“It’s important for kids to have quality meals, and so many of them eat the majority of their meals in the school, at the cafeteria. So if we can provide high quality produce to students and introduce them to better ways of eating and living, and we can do that right here on campus, I feel like we’re equalizing the system in a sense and giving students the very right that they’re entitled, which is quality, healthy food.”

Kevin Froner, Manhattan Hunter Science Principal

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