Cathy Erway of Not Eating Out in New York celebrated the start of spring (we'll ignore that it doesn't actually feel like spring yet) by visiting the Queens County Farm Museum, "the oldest continually farmed tract of land in the city, and now the site of a renewed agricultural program that’s growing still." Although located a bit far out for most city dwellers, it's accessible by subway and bus for a budget get-away. Get a taste of the scenery with Erway's photos of the farm's animals, plants, and eggs. (My favorite photo is where she gets pecked by a flock of hens. Unfortunately—or fortunately—that was just a blogger perk.)
For more information, check out the farm's recent profile in the New York Times.