Sunday before the hurricane Sandy hit the north east, we went to the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY. We were invited for a special lunch-dinner by my stepson at the Blue Hill at the Stone Barn Restaurant which is located in the same place. He works there as a sous chef.
We came early so we have time to walk around the farm, barn and the center's building. The place is just beautiful.
The buildings were originally farmer barns & silos
Before the lunch-dinner started we had time to walk around the green houses, gardens and barnyards
We had around 25 courses ( I lost counting after 20). The food & wine were awesome and delicious.
in between courses, they took us out to see a green compost pile box where they cooked some of our food (potatoes & eggs). This is a new concept that they are doing in acccordance with their green way of cooking.
The compost was not smelly or stinky at all because it is a green compost that doesn't contain any animal menure and such.
After dinner, we were given a tour by my stepson around the facility.
We had a great time and really enjoy our visit to the place and cannot wait to do it again.