In the wake of the epic anti-craft beer protests–that was promptly halted when everyone in Bushwick realized how much they love craft beer–a new movement has sprung up, revealing nothing but love, admiration and poseur tendencies for Portland. That movement is The Jump Off, a rooftop farming initiative that hopes to force feed every last non-hipster a delicious bite of fresh produce.
Helmed by Juniper Pithair, a 23-year-old who is originally from Beaverton, Oregon, The Jump Off is currently operating on the rooftop of the McKibbin Lofts. At the moment, the garden only has a few heads of lettuce, three squashes and one mutated head of broccoli. Pithair admits that the project has been struggling to gain traction with her desired demographic. “I want the less fortunate residents of Bushwick to take part in enjoying this–the rich fruits of the earth–rather than the usual hipsters you would expect. It’s not fair that poor people feel like they have to eat at IHOP or Popeye’s all the time.”
Pithair’s crusade to entirely “re-invent the palate of the poor person” has been met with a sound very much akin to a fart noise. Although she’s tried her best to raise money though the sale of her produce and the offer of a complimentary craft beer with every purchse, the residents of Bushwick ultimately want to infuse their bodies with the pizza grease of Roberta’s or the grease of the Myrtle-Boradway food nexus.
Written by Genna Rivieccio