at Stonegate Farm
at Stonegate Farm
Stonegate Farm is a nineteenth-century estate farm in New York’s picturesque Hudson River Valley. Located one-hour north of New York City, the historic carpenter-gothic farm is a model of bio-intensive organic farming where growing and cultivating is practiced as an art form, where healthy and sustainable land-stewardship is prioritized, and where ideas on the value, meaning and processes of small-scale, sustainable farming are passionately explored. The farm’s philosophy is manifest in the cultivation of its beauty and wellness products, its various food and event programs, and its public outreach as a model of aspirational growing.
The farm cultivates a seasonal abundance of medicinal and culinary herbs, botanicals for topical and ingestible beauty and wellness, as well as historic tree and bramble fruit, vegetables and raw honey. Our methods are organic and sustainable, with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides in practice. Our soil is regularly replenished with local compost, minerals and low-impact, cultivation. Though herbs and flowers are the farm’s priority, it’s Stonegate’s diverse and varied ecosystem of living things that is essential to the harmonic balance and interaction of soil and plant health, as well as to the efficacy of the farm’s products and services.
We are Jill Rowe and Matthew Benson, co-founders of Cultivate Apothecary at Stonegate Farm and blissed-out stewards of this magical and productive piece of earth. We and our amazing team at Stonegate Farm are passionate about creating the most beautiful and potent botanical beauty and wellness products for you. We care as much about the impact and efficacy of what we create for you, as we do the impact we impress on our environment. We are multi-passionates–with past lives in publishing, film, fashion, photography, art, food, horticulture, and beauty–but mostly we are compulsive creative obsessives with never enough hours in the day.