This past Sunday, I took a trip to a gorgeous farm that was an hour train ride outside the city. It reminded me that fresh air doesn’t have to mean smog, and that there are animals that are totally worth interacting with (unlike the rats that scurry down the New York streets).
I went with my two hilarious friends Lala and Amelia because they are the only one’s who shared the same excitement for seeing animals and eating the most delicious snacks from the Blue Hill Cafe at Stone Barns. If you haven’t heard of this place, then you need to watch the AMAZING Netflix docuseries Chef’s Table (episode two). The whole place is run by Dan Barber the leader of the farm-to-table food revolution.
The three of us had a fantastic time running around, taking pictures, and feeding animals (like this baby pig who is giving some serious side-eye). Lala and Amelia are defiantly my biggest foodie friends, and they for sure are the only ones who were willing to wake up at 7 in the morning and catch the train that would drop us off near by the farm.
Despite how tired we were at the end of the day— none of us are early risers— it was totally worth it. For the most part people are pretty far removed from the process of how their food ends up in their fridge. Seeing the farm first hand solidified my appreciation for people that want animals to have a good life. It was a gorgeous day, and the farm looked like the perfect background for the most basic of basic fall photoshoots (Don’t worry, we all resisted taking pictures of ourselves jumping/throwing/frolicking through fallen leaves).