It’s not very exciting, rounding aisle 12 to view the endless cartons of organic, cage-free, or omega-3 enhanced eggs. Gazing at ground beef next to chicken thighs next to pork chops in plastic packaging.
But cresting a lush hillside looking out over fields of cows, geese, chickens, piglets, and working farmers is exciting, we think. And the good people who run this agronomical setting are giving away a one-hour private tour. Four lucky offManhattan readers will get a behind-the-scenes view of the Stone Barns Center’s historic buildings, greenhouse, 6.5 acres of outdoor land, and pastured livestock operation. For more information about the working non-profit farm, community-based food production, and upcoming farmers markets and events, visit stonebarnscenter.org.
To find out how to enter the contest to win the private tour for four, keep reading after the jump.
1) Follow us on Twitter and tweet this message (if you already follow us, just tweet!):
“Win a private group tour of Stone Barns Center in Westchester. Just follow @offManhattan and RT! http://bit.ly/privatetour”
2) Sign up for our email list. (If you’re already a subscriber, you are automatically entered for a chance to win the giveaway.)
You can do both to be entered twice, and tweet once a day to be entered multiple times and increase your chance of winning. Deadline is Sunday, May 23 at 6:00pm EST – a winner will be chosen at random and announced the next day. Good luck!
How to get there: Take the Metro North Hudson line to Tarrytown. For scheduling and additional train information, visit mta.nyc.us. Taxis should be available at the station, which is a quick ride away from the center. (Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, Westchester, NY, 914.366.620, stonebarnscenter.org)
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.