January 25, 2023

The Urban Cultivators in My Greenhouse

During this time of year, while delicious, organic produce grows in my vegetable greenhouse, more vegetable and flower seedlings are developing in my Urban Cultivators.

My Urban Cultivators allow me to sprout greens in appliance-sized devices right inside my main greenhouse. Urban Cultivator is a hydroponics company in Canada that creates indoor gardening machines. There's no need to use any pesticides or chemicals of any kind, so we know we're growing the highest quality plants. I have three Urban Cultivators at my Bedford, New York farm that I have been using for many years - and they continue to help me germinate strong, healthy seedlings for every growing season.

Enjoy these photos.

January 24, 2023

The Winter Show at New York City's Park Avenue Armory and Dinner at Daniel

If you're in the New York City area through Sunday, January 29th, there's still time to attend The Winter Show at the historic Park Avenue Armory - just click on the highlighted link to get tickets.

The Winter Show is the country's première art, antiques, and design fair. This year is its 69th annual edition. Last week, I attended the event's Opening Party along with antiques and design professionals, and private collectors. The affair included works spanning thousands of years presented by more than 65 internationally renowned dealers. We saw the most exquisite pieces - paintings, fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, and so many more. The Show is a benefit for the East Side House Settlement, a community-centered organization serving the South Bronx, which combats poverty and focuses on using education and technology to help individuals pursue career goals and further economic opportunities - it's a most noble and worthy cause. Following The Winter Show, I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends at Daniel, the extraordinary flagship establishment owned by my friend and celebrated chef, Daniel Boulud. Daniel is one of my favorite restaurants serving award-winning, contemporary cuisine rooted in French tradition.

Enjoy these photos.

January 23, 2023

My Geese in the Rain

Today at my Bedford, New York farm, we're expecting clouds and rain this morning with possible snow showers this afternoon. With higher than usual temperatures, it's been a dreary, wet, and muddy winter so far.

I always enjoy seeing the beautiful snow covering the landscape this time of year, but one group who seems uninhibited by all the rain and mud is my gaggle of geese. They have a long, heated shelter in one corner of their enclosure, but they rarely stay there. Instead, these comical birds prefer to gather in the mud-filled patches and play in their pools. And they always come running to greet any visitors that pass by.

Here are some photos, enjoy.