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Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

With it's world class markets and five star local restaurants, New York City is every foodie's delight, but for those who want to get in touch with where your food comes from, a visit to the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a must. Located just 25 miles north of New York City, the Stone Barns Center is an 80-acre non-profit farm and education center that's dedicated to creating a more sustainable and health food system. The farm raises livestock and grows dozens of fruits and vegetables, all with earth-friendly methods. On your visit, you can play with the sheep and feed bottles to the lambs or you could stroll through the vegetable patches and get tips for growing your own garden. Open year round, Stone Barns also offers cooking classes, performances, and a wide range of family and kid activities. Be sure to enjoy the farm's bounty at the in-house restaurant, Blue Hill, where the chefs created tasty dishes based on the day's harvest. (Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture; 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY; take Metro North to Tarrytown and taxi to the farm)

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  1. natesmithny June 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Found your blog doing research for my own article on Storm King – it’s magical, right? Wasn’t so keen on Fire Island though… Anyway my wife and I want to check out some of the other destinations. Thanks for posting!