Since my cousin is a chef at the amazing Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant in Pocantico Hills, New York, I had to tell Casa readers about their great farm and restaurant.
The restaurant relies on the adjoining working farm for most of its ingredients, and is supplemented by other local farms in the area. Also integral to the operation is the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, which is a non-profit farm and educational center. On the website, Stone Barns writes that its mission is to “demonstrate, teach and promote sustainable, community-based food production.”
To read more and see a gallery of some gorgeous farm photos, just
This mission means that the farm, which is open year-round, produces local and organic produce, serves that produce in their restaurant, and educates visitors on the value of local and organic food. Blue Hill at Stone Barns even produces food during the winter months in their greenhouses. The restaurant's menus are designed around the farm's seasonal ingredients, and the farm is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
I haven't been to Blue Hill at Stone Barns yet, but I'd love to hear about any Casa readers' experiences there!