Field Trip: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

stone barns center

I love living in Brooklyn, but I crave open, outdoor spaces (I mean I did grow up in Western Pennsylvania and my family lives on 13 acres of woods), so I was so so SO excited when Matt’s parents said they wanted to take us up to Stone Barns in Westchester. I learned about the Center when I worked at Inhabitat, and since then, it’s been on my Must-Do list.

stone barns center

Stone Barns is a sustainable 80-acre farm in Tarrytown, NY. It was originally part of the Rockefeller estate, and the stone barns (it’s an aptly named place) were originally used as a dairy farm by John D. Rockefeller. It fell into disuse in the ’50s and the Rockefellers used it to store their car collection, but in the ’70s, David Rockefeller’s wife Peggy began cattle breeding on the farm. Continue reading