Slideshow: Post-Sandy, Added Value Farm in Red Hook is Getting Fresh Produce to Neighbors

Task List
Task List
After the storm, the farm organized a series of volunteer cleanup days. Volunteers composted drowned plants, turned soil, and cleaned tools and equipment.
Volunteers
Volunteers
Ian Marvy, co-founder of Added Value, speaks to volunteers.
Turning Soil
Turning Soil
Marvy demonstrates how to turn the farm's soil. After Sandy, volunteers turned all the farm's soil in an effort to expose it to air and help dissipate possible flood-related contaminants such as petroleum byproducts and chemical runoff.
Best Seat in the House
Best Seat in the House
Young volunteers oversee a cleanup day at the farm.
Cleanup
Cleanup
Volunteers wash out storage containers and coolers.
Clean Containers
Clean Containers
Shipping Container
Shipping Container
In the days leading up to Sandy, farm workers stored important equipment such as seeds, tools and computers in these containers, then reinforced them against the coming storm. On the night of October 29th, Sandy's waters burst into the containers and destroyed everything inside them.
Sorting Garlic
Sorting Garlic
Volunteers sort seed garlic in the greenhouse. Added Value has planted the same strain for more than seven years.
After a Day's Work
After a Day's Work
Rafael Prochnik, 7, and Esme Fishman, 6, pose after a day of work on the farm.