What happens when Brooklyn Homesteader, Domestic Construction and Brooklyn Grange join forces? The result is Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply, a pop-up store in Brooklyn that will be open through the end of June. I found out about this in the early spring when I contacted Brooklyn Homesteader, Meg Paska, about setting up an indoor mushroom workshop for some friends, having taken her class at 3rd Ward the year before. We were going to hold the workshop in my building, but she suggested having it in their space, so a field trip was in order.
Located at 218 India Street in Greenpoint, Hayseed’s operates out of a former garage in an industrial neighborhood and takes some getting to. But once there, you feel like you’ve found a little gem. The front of the house sells various supplies for endeavors ranging from container gardening, to rainwater harvesting, to beekeeping, and the back of the house is a space dedicated to events and workshops. The gals at Domestic Construction have done an amazing job of making the garage a community space you would want to hang out all the time.
We all gathered there last month to learn how to cultivate oyster mushroom mycelium indoors using coffee grounds and logs. I will elaborate on that venture in a future post, but if you are in the vicinity I urge you to pay Hayseed’s a visit before the end of June. You just might leave there wearing overalls.