The food pyramid is a vital nutritional tool that regulates healthy diets and adamantly cautions against swimming until one hour after eating. Bolster the foundation of your poolside pyramid with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of farm-fresh produce and prepared items at Decker Farm in Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island. The farm's stand is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
As part of a living history village of Historic Richmond Town, Decker Farm's 11 acres of soil brim with fresh, organic produce, herds of cuddle-worthy livestock, and specialty soups and baked goods. Although selection and pricing vary seasonally, green-thumbed staff members have previously plucked bushels of field tomatoes ($2/lb.) and heads of field lettuce ($3/head) directly from farmland that dates back to 1810. Decker Farm's zucchini ($2/lb.) erupt from the ground fully formed, and watermelons ($0.65/lb.) are only harvested once their tree limbs groan under the fruit's weight. Olfactory senses can seek out loaves of fresh brick-oven ($3) and sourdough ($5) bread, which are baked daily in brick ovens made from the ruins of Wall Street's namesake partition. Visitors and employees share the farm with an array of animals, including goats, lambs, ducks, chickens, rabbits, and wild Furbies.