field digs

Everyone knows that New York City has long been home to a diverse and thriving food culture, with growing numbers of artisan food producers, urban farms, and locavore-friendly restaurants.  But for those looking for a glimpse of fertile land unfettered by the trappings of the big city, there is a sustainable food and farming mecca just 25 miles north of Manhattan. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center that grows over 200 varieties of produce year-round. Farmers there also raise laying hens, broiler chickens, turkeys, geese, sheep, pigs and bees. It's already relatively well-known, but we at FarmPlate wanted to give them a plug for the...