Saturday, September 26, 2009

Early Autumn in Bedford NY

I hit the road today with Sandy and Christine, and within 45 minutes we were at "Stone Barns" in Bedford, just north of NYC. The leaves haven't started changing yet, so no leaf peeping. But it's nice to see woods and roadside greenery, minutes from the city.

The property is a former Rockefeller dairy that was in use until the 50's. It's had some incarnations since, and now it's an agricultural and educational center. Blue Hill restaurant is a tenant and a big customer of the farm for fresh eggs and produce. It's tres swanky and tres spendy. Christine's had dinner at the Stone Barns locale and said it was an excellent culinary adventure. I was treated to a birthday dinner in the Washington Square, NYC location a few years ago, and it was very special. Thank you to my good friends, Ingrid and Karl! The Bedford restaurant is closed for lunch and they were setting up for a wedding. What a spectacular setting!

We took an "insider's tour" and tromped around with a farmer named Zach for nearly 2 hours.  Afterwards, we drove 10 mins to Tarrytown for a yummy lunch, window shopped, bought mason jars for a near future canning operation, then headed home around 4:30 to beat the afternoon traffic. All in all, a great day out!  I took some snaps and posted them for you below. Can you smell the country air?


  1. Love, love your photos, Dale.

  2. Oh, Blue Hill at Stone Barns is our very special place...I've never been there in the daytime though! Loved your photos!