Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture is the pretty neat. It’s near Tarrytown, NY (home of Taco Project… best tacos, guacamole, and tres leches in Westchester hands down). Anyway, the farm has pigs, cows, chickens, sheep, and lots of lambs at this time of year. There’s also a few herding dogs (we saw 2 Great Pyrenees and a Border Collie) that had one eye on their livestock at all times.
We spent a while checking out the sheep. After listening to the sheep say “mehhhh” over and over again it started to sound like “Mattttt” which became hilarious really quickly and Matt felt like he was being verbally harassed by 50+ sheep and lambs.
The greenhouse was my favorite part of the trip. We went on a “cold weather weekend”, as Stone Barns calls it, so in addition to avoiding the $20 entrance fee for non-members, we also avoided the crowds and got to enjoy the serene greenhouse by ourselves. I couldn’t ask for better, softer, more beautifully natural light than we had inside there. So so cool.
I can’t write about Stone Barns without mentioning the acclaimed Blue Hill farm to table restaurant that has a location on the property. It’s on my list of places to try (Ina Garten posts about it!!), but in the meantime we tried the less-fancy Blue Hill Cafe & Grain Bar which was great. Coffee, blackberry yogurt, and a cookie.