Organic Farm At JFK


MAKES ITS WAY HERE. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE EXTENDED FORECAST LATER. DICK AND ALICE, BACK TO YOU. IT’S CONSIDERED A FIRST IN THE NATION, AN ORGANIC FARM AT AN AIRPORT. JETBLUE CREATED IT OUTSIDE OF ITS TERMINAL AT JFK TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. RICHARD ROSE HAS MORE. Reporter: IT’S AN UNUSUAL JOB FOR THESE JETBLUE EMPLOYEES. THIS URBAN FARM IS IN THE CENTER OF BUSY KENNEDY AIRPORT. THERE’S 1,000 POTATO PLANTS PRODUCING 1,000 POUNDS OF POTATOES EVERY SEASON. Reporter: THE WORKERS ARE TURNED FARMERS AND ARE VERY PROUD OF THEIR SPUDS THAT ARE BLUE INSIDE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BLUE POTATO IN MY LIFE. IT’S EXCITING. I CAN’T WAIT TO GO HOME AND COOK THEM AND SEE WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. IT’S AWESOME. THIS IS NEW YORK CITY. ONE IS INSPECT EXPECTING TO HAVE BLUE POTATOES GROWING IN THEIR BACKYARD. Reporter: THESE BLUE POTATOES ARE SAID TO BE RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS, AND THERE’S ALSO THOUSANDS OF PLANTS STRETCHING ACROSS THE CONCOURSE. IT’S PRODUCE THAT WILL BE GIVEN AWAY TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILY IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. Reporter: WHAT IS GROWN HERE WILL GO TO THE FOOD BANKS WITH SOME AVAILABLE TO PASSENGERS AS ON BOARD SNACKS, AND IT WILL BE USED FOR TRAINING PURPOSES TO SHOW KIDS HOW IT’S DONE, AND AIRPORT TRAVELERS ARE GLAD TO SEE IT TAKE OFF. IT’S AN INTERESTING IDEA WITH THE FARM AT THE AIRPORT. IF IT’S GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND A WAY FOR KIDS TO LEARN. Reporter: THE FARM WAS 3 YEARS IN THE MAKING. JETBLUE HAD TO FIRST CONVINCE THE SKEPTICAL AIRPORT OFFICIALS THAT IT WOULD NO INTERFERE WITH THE DAILY OPERATIONS. Reporter: PASSENGERS CAN ONLY LOOK ON FROM OUTSIDE OF

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