Autumn Excursion to Stonegate Farm Thursday, September 21, 2023

Autumn Excursion to Stonegate Farm

Thursday, September 21, 2023


Please join the Rowayton Gardeners for a spectacular September Field Trip to Stonegate Farm, an 1860s estate farm near Newburgh in Balmville, NY, where Matthew Benson grows and shares the vegetables, fruits and flowers born of this land that he loves. Benson has owned and nurtured Stonegate Farm for over 20 years and is an internationally known photographer, writer and organic farmer. He lectures frequently on gardening, food and landscape photography, as well as small-scape farming, sustainability and organics. His book Growing Beautiful Food is based on the growing practices at Stonegate Farm.

The staff at Stonegate Farm cultivates a seasonal abundance of medicinal and culinary herbs plus botanicals for topical and ingestible wellness, as well as historic trees and bramble fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and raw honey. We’ll have lunch in the flower garden, enjoying ingredients that are farm-grown along with a visit to the apothecary, which has on offer life-enhancing skin care and wellness products.

Don’t miss this trip which is truly a feast for all your senses!

Date and Time: Thursday, September 21st, 2023.

We will meet at the RCC Lower Lot to organize carpools at 8:20 am.

Departure is at 8:30 am. Tour starts at 10:30 am.


Cost is $95/pp for members; non-members: $105/pp.

Non-members may register starting Monday, September 11. Space for this trip is limited to 24 attendees.

Your space on the trip will be confirmed only after you have registered and paid.

Last day to register is Friday, 9/15. NO refunds will be issued unless your spot can be filled by an individual from the waiting list.

Click HERE to register online.

Questions or need further info? Contact: Amy Tyson (

Submitted by Norwalk, CT

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