Meet Farmer Jack Algiere at Stone Barns Center


There’s a monthly series at Stone Barns called Meet the Farmer, which gives adults the opportunity to meet farmers Jack Algiere or Craig Haney face-to-face and gain some in-depth knowledge about the products they nuture.

This month’s class will be dedicated to mushrooms. Here’s a description from Stone Barns:

Meet the Farmer: Mushrooms

April 3 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Put a face to your food! Join us for this farmer-hosted class focusing on mushroom cultivation. Four-season grower Jack Algiere will lead the group through the basics of growing mushrooms, and participants will help inoculate logs with Shitake and Oyster mushroom spawn. Afterwards, everyone will enjoy a mushroom snack and receive information on how to grow their own mushrooms at home. Whether you are an aspiring backyard farmer, a veteran grower, or a home cook who is interested in learning more about your ingredients, you’re sure to enjoy this unique chance to meet our farmers face to face.

It costs $12. For more information, click here.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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