December 14, 2018

Visiting Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

If you're ever in the New York City area, please plan a visit to Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, about 45-minutes outside Manhattan - it is one of my favorite places.

Stone Barns Center is a four-season farm and educational facility whose mission is to celebrate year-round farm-to-table agriculture and to promote the connection between farming and eating. Stone Barns is open to the public all year long, so visitors can learn about the innovative gardening and farming techniques they practice. Recently, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, attended a wonderful lecture and seminar hosted by organic farming expert, Eliot Coleman. It was part of the Center’s Young Farmers Conference that's held every year to provide guidance and support to those who want to engage with industry masters committed to a more just and sustainable food system. It was a great opportunity to learn from such inspiring leaders, and to tour the Center's beautiful grounds. 

Here are some photos - enjoy.