News and Innovation

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Cover Crops: It’s What’s for Dinner

Bringing indispensible plants to the table.  | learn more

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Working the Land: Zach Wolf

An interview with the Director of our Growing Farmers Initiative.  | learn more

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The Bees Needs

High school experiment seeks help for honey bees.  | learn more

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It Takes One to Know One

Farmer Zach Wolf returns to lead farmer training.  | learn more

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A Feast for the Senses

Two ongoing programs invite visitors to explore the farm in new ways.  | learn more

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Bellwether Behavior

In the Northeast, a sheep market on the rise amid national decline.  | learn more

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The Gift That Keeps on Heating

Farm-to-table energy from compost.  | learn more

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Budding Taste Buds

Preschoolers harvest and cook their way to a broader palate.  | learn more

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Working the Land: Sarah Groat

An interview with our Manager of Soil, Recycling and Compost Operations.  | learn more

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Wisdom 101: Wendell Berry at Stone Barns

Beloved poet, writer and farmer offered advice—and plenty of inspiration—at the National Young Farmers Conference.

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Bucking the Trend

Raising heritage chickens to prevent extinction.  | learn more

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Farmers Afield

One of the best things we continue to grow is farmers.  | learn more

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Of Rice and Glenn

Grain expert catalyzes an unusual growing experiment.  | learn more

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Gobble, Gobble, Gobble: Thanksgiving Turkeys

It's that time of year again! Time to plan for your Thanksgiving turkey. Our pasture-raised turkeys sell out each year. Click here for details on how to order.  | learn more

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Sowing Diversity, Seeding Change

Our seed trials and experiments are not only yielding delicious new varieties of vegetables, but they’re helping give small farmers a voice—and more choice—in the marketplace.  | learn more

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Shared Harvest

Community-supported agriculture ventures are on the rise, changing the way Americans eat as well as our relationships with farmers, the land—and with one another.  | learn more

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Farm Hats Off to the Pollinators

It's National Pollinator Week! Fun facts for sharing our appreciation of these crucial members of our food system—honeybees and beyond!

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Blooming Farm Business

Bring seasonality and a touch of the farm to your event or special occasion.  | learn more

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Bite into Earth Day: A Le Pain Quotidien Partnership

This Earth Day, we're partnering with Le Pain Quotidien to help the Center on its mission to change the way America eats and farms.  | learn more

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America Eats

Stone Barns hosts the Summit on Sustainable Food Service, the first “laboratory” of its kind to explore how American institutions are changing the way they are feeding us.  | learn more

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Chicken Run

A new egg mobile design gives more chickens the run of the land during the day and a cozy berth at night

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Newest Additions to the Farm: 2013 Lambs

Check out the newest members of our Finn-Dorset flock, and see our new apprentices are learning  | learn more

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The Root of It: "What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander"

A look at this hundreds of years-old phrase, and how it applies to the roles of male and female farmers.  | learn more

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A Grange of One’s Own

Our online hub is bringing together beginning farmers to give them the resources and community to succeed.

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Sandy's Visit to Stone Barns Center

Some news about super-storm Sandy's affects on Center, and links on how to support those still in need.  | learn more

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iExplore

New iPhone app connects you to life on the farm.  | learn more

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Winter on the Farm: A Slideshow

Shorter days, farmer planning, a full barnyard and  hearty crops--this is what winter on the farm looks like.

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Grains of Truth

Reimagining the art of baking with heirloom flours.  | learn more

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Slow Tools, Fast Change

New tools show promise to revolutionize small-scale farming  | learn more

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Harvest Fest 2012: A Slideshow

Photos from our 9th annual HARVEST FEST!  | learn more

The A – Bee – Cs Of Swarms

Stone Barns Center’s beehives were bursting with activity this spring—quite literally.  | learn more

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How Do You Like Them Tomatoes?

Tomato grafting experiment may invigorate harvest  | learn more

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Good Dirt

Promising news from our fields and pastures  | learn more

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Waste Not

New energy source from compost comes online  | learn more

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The Good Earth

What the loss of soil means to our food future  | learn more

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Wake-Up Your Garden

The spring alarm clock is ringing! Check out these tips and a slideshow on how to wake up your garden from its winter sleep.  | learn more

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The Root of It: "Bellwether"

2012 is in full swing and with it, is the lead up to the November presidential election—and there are few things like politics that bring out the animal related expressions.  | learn more

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The Root of It: "Living High on the Hog”

Ah, to live high on the hog.  Since the beginning of human history, we’ve all had days when we’ve wanted to upgrade our standard of living and start “living high on the hog.”  | learn more

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The Root of It: "Chickens Come Home to Roost"

Forms of this expression have been around for so long, at least since the early 19th Century, that the original expression— “curses, like chickens, come home to roost,” has been shortened.  | learn more

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The Root of It: "Scarce as Hen’s Teeth"

People have lived with chickens for nearly 10,000 years but it’s only been in the past generation or two that kids’ experiences with domesticated fowl have become, well, as "scarce as hen's teeth."  | learn more

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What’s the Buzz?

Stone Barns Bees to Help NASA Study Climate Change  | learn more

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The Root of It: "Spring Chicken”

In her later years, after asking one of us grandkids to help with a chore like re-tarring her garage roof, I often heard my grandmother exclaim, “You know, I’m no spring chicken anymore.”  | learn more

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The Root of It: "Dyed in the Wool”

Around 1830, Federalist orator Daniel Webster labeled his opponents as “dyed in the wool” Democrats ...  Ten thousand years into the human relationship with wool, everyone knew exactly what the phrase meant.  | learn more

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New Layers Out on Pasture

If you've visited us in seasons past, you may have noticed that the clucking, laying hens foraging around the egg-mobiles (hen-houses on wheels) look different. That’s because, they are! The pasture is bustling with “Ambers.”  | learn more

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Bulking Up on Organics

The ups and downs of finding organic grains for Stone Barns’ livestock  | learn more

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The Root of It: "Birds of a Feather”

It’s a well-studied phenomenon that we are attracted to individuals that resemble ourselves—and it’s true of our domesticated birds as well.  | learn more

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Farming with the Corps

In this tough economy, after-school jobs for teenagers can be hard to come by. But Tuesday and Thursday afternoons since last October, eight teenage farmhands can be found working at Stone Barns Center.  | learn more