Your Neighborhood Produce Pushers: MTA Art for Transit Grows Local

Locally grown produce is not what one typically associates with the Atlantic Avenue subway station—the mall food court upstairs is anything but, and the victuals across the street at the Brooklyn Flea is really just fast food for hipsters. Crack pie, anyone?

However, a new photography exhibit by Brooklyn-based photographer Valery Rizzo on display now until December 2012, will decorate the subway walls with vibrant images of mouthwatering legumes, radishes and cucumbers, likely to inspire guilt about Shake Shake cravings and understocked refrigerators.

The exhibition is intended to inform locals about Brooklyn’s thriving agricultural scene, tipping a hat to farms such as Greenpoint’s Tenth Acre Farm, Added Value Community Farm in Redhook and Greenpoint’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. Winter is almost here, but it’s not too late to get planting that brownstone stoop garden.

shucal@observer.com

Your Neighborhood Produce Pushers: MTA Art for Transit Grows Local