Seagriculture Speaker

Seagriculture USA

6 - 7 September 2023

Portland, ME, USA

David Barber, Co-Founder, Owner, Blue Hill, Astanor, USA

About the speaker:

David is a co-founder of Blue Hill – a working farm, restaurant, product and consulting company supporting agriculture that positively contributes to the world’s food system. The 138-acre farm in Great Barrington, Massachusetts has been in the Barber family for three generations. Blue Hill restaurant has locations in Greenwich Village and Pocantico Hills, New York and is a leader in the movement to promote ecologically produced food.

David is a founding partner and board member of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Westchester County, New York. This unique nonprofit celebrates, teaches and advances community and ecologically based food production-demonstrating alternative ways to farm and eat. David’s original role included design and management of the financial operating structure and all related capital expenses. Stone Barns Center works in association with Blue Hill’s second restaurant located on the campus.

Blue Hill (NYC) received the James Beard Outstanding Restaurant Award in 2013. Blue Hill at Stone Barns received the same honor in 2015 and was added to the San Pellegrino World 50 list. David is an advisor to S2G Ventures and Acre Investments. He serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Stone Barns Center and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Connecticut College, the Jacob Burns Film Center and the Collegiate School in New York City.

Company info: 


Astanor brings together capital, deep sector knowledge and a strong network of entrepreneurs, impact investors, technologists, scientists, farmers, chefs, policy makers and food lovers to give rise to a future of food that is nourishing, regenerative, scalable, trusted and delicious.


David will be discussing the economics of the ecosystem services during this panel.