Ep. 16 Jack Algiere: Farm Director at Stone Barns Agricultural Center ||
On Sourcing Matters episode 16 we welcome Jack Algiere, farm manager at Stone Barns Agricultural Research Center. An insightful guide who has taken the reins in shepherding the future food system more regenerative, Algiere takes great pride and responsibility in his work. Through a well endowed 80 acre central farm, and an additional 350 acres of pastural lands – Jack and his team manage a multidimensional farm of diverse outputs that fields 150,000 guests a year at their working hub.
The goal of this agricultural research and educational epicenter in West Chester NY is to cast a large shadow on consumers and producers alike through better connecting more to natural order through the food we eat. There are many challenges of this type of agritourism on a working farm, but Jack takes them all in stride – stating: “We can only look ahead. If people engage in food; if they ask for, and demand more – we can change the food system together.” Algiere continues, “Where do we learn this stuff? On the small, beautiful farms we can all access.”