Stone Barns: Raising Animals In Season
Two weekends ago, the What is Fresh team visited the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Since then, we’ve been sharing highlights of our visit and helpful information in our Stone Barns series. In our first post, we provided an overview and history of Stone Barns. In our last post, we explored the plants Stone Barns grows, as well as the methods employed in their growing. In this...
Pansy at the Market
Saturday’s market at Grand Army Plaza was alive with people and farmers enjoying the sun and the promise of warm weather just around the corner.
Plants and Vegetables: Life on a Four Season Farm...
“The mission of this unique, nonprofit, member-driven collaboration is to celebrate, teach and advance community-based food production and enjoyment, from farm to classroom to table.” — Stone Barns’ Mission Statement While I can’t describe Stone Barns’ importance better than the above sentence, the value of Stone Barns goes beyond the “what” of the organization to the “how” of it. This...
Stone Barns: A Brief History & Quick Glance at...
We were invited to Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to tour the property, learn about their Farmers’ Market, and discover more about the facility that some call a “must see green American landmark” and “the most important restaurant in America”. Stone Barns is easily accessible from New York City via a quick train ride from Grand Central to Tarrytown. The train ride, which hugs the...
This weekend, the What is Fresh team visited The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. This week, we’ll be doing a series of posts about our visit. Stay tuned!
Katchkie Farm Fish Pond
Gorgeous shot from Flickr photographer, abraksith Find Katchkie Farm products at the market!
Notes from an 'Evening w/Agriculture'
Last week, the What is Fresh team attended ‘An Evening with Agriculture’, featuring Dairy Farmers Stuart and Jessica Ziehm of Tiashoke Farm and Dante Hesse of Milk Thistle Dairy. Milk Thistle is run by Dante and Kristin Hesse. The operation started with 16 cows and has grown to 40. They began bottling in February of 2008 and currently sell at 7 Greenmarkets and Whole Foods across Long Island...
Multiple Colors at Hawthorne Valley Farm
On a recent trip to Hawthorne Valley Farm, Flickr photographer Suzan captured a variety of interesting angles and colors from the farm.
Signs of Spring
Though there are still plenty of pears and apples to be purchased, a quick visit to Union Square Market also brought colors that I haven’t seen at the market for several months: vibrant yellows and purples. We’ve entered into that middle period that is March: winter is slowly ending and spring is starting up. I could feel a renewed sense of energy at the market and an...
Seven Questions to Ask Your Farmer
Helpful List Courtesy of ‘Friend of the Farmer’. Click on the Picture to see the list!
Sweet Potato Lasagna...With Help from the...
Testing and sharing Greenmarket-based recipes will be another regular feature for the What is Fresh blog. We will share ¨tried and true” seasonal recipes with you and point you to farmers who sell the ingredients you’ll need. Think of us as a local version of America’s Test Kitchen! By late February and early March, we know that Greenmarket buyers are looking for creative...