August 12, 2011

A Recent Visit to Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

One of my favorite places to visit in the Hudson Valley is Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture,  located in beautiful Pocantico Hills, New York.  It is a fantastic place developed by David Rockefeller Sr. and his family.  Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture is a working farm, an educational center, a restaurant, and a café, all with a shared mission:  to celebrate year-round farm-to-table agriculture and promote the connection between farming and eating.  They are committed to the ideas and principles of community-based food production, which includes nurturing the land and staying as local as possible in everything they do.  The mission of this nonprofit farm is to teach and promote sustainable, community-based food production. Open to the public all year long, visitors can learn about this organic farm and all its special techniques of producing crops and livestock.  Plus, you can enjoy the food raised at Stone Barns by shopping at their Farm Market, having a bite to eat at Blue Hill Café, or by making advance reservations for a meal at Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant, run by my friend, Dan Barber.  It’s simply excellent!

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