At The Farm

Located in Pocantico Hills, NY, Stone Barns is a laboratory for learning and catalyzing a culture of informed, healthy eating.

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Teaching & Learning

By educating people about food and farming, we're encouraging the food citizens of tomorrow to make healthier life choices for themselves and the planet.

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About Us

We are working to develop a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to build healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem.

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Stone Barns Center Core Values

Who We Are

In our relationships with our colleagues and our work, we’re guided by the same principles that underpin our relationship with the land:

We’re all connected, to one another and to the Earth that supports all life. We respect each person and the soil, water, plants and animals that together form our community, and we celebrate its diversity.

We think of the whole. The problems facing the food system and the planet are complex and thorny. We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation in pursuit of tangible, enduring results. As colleagues, we’re all responsible for, and we all share in, the success of the organization as a whole.

We’re stewards, cultivating and nurturing all parts of our diverse ecosystem—human, vegetable, animal and mineral. We aim to be efficient and resourceful, conserving and recycling to create a thriving farm community.

We’re all teachers and students. Let’s keep our hearts and minds open to new ideas and practices.

We strive for excellence. We do the very best we can for our program participants, our partners and our colleagues, to bring about large-scale change.

We celebrate Earth’s abundance. We respect the natural world, which gives us both spiritual and physical sustenance. We believe that cooking and eating are uniting experiences, and we want to share good food, grown well, for the benefit of all people and nature.