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This directory provides a way for urban dwellers in the New York City region to become acquainted with rural delights, places that welcome visitors to view and occasionally become a part of operating farms and vineyards. This work celebrates nature’s bounty in the form of herb gardens, apiaries, vineyards, farms, botanical gardens, fruit and vegetable picking, just to name a few. Many of these locations feature demonstrations and hands–on activities and are located in the metropolitan area as well as east and west of the Hudson River and in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The authors include directions and information about each activity.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden