On Sept. 24, President Obama will meet with world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly meeting. Meanwhile, the first lady will be treating the spouses to a farm-to-table luncheon. According to Obama Foodorama, the event will take place at Stone Barns Center For Food and Agriculture, a working farm and education compound north of New York City, in Pocantico Hills.

What’s in store for those attending the luncheon?

  • Executive chef Dan Barber will create a meal with food from the farm and from artisanal producers in the region.
  • Before lunch, Michelle Obama will lead guests on a tour of the farm where they will learn about the child education program at Stone Barns.
  • Local school students will show off what they have learned at the farm such as collecting eggs and harvesting vegetables.
  • Michelle Obama and Barber will deliver remarks during the luncheon.
I love the focus that the first lady is putting the importance of teaching children about growing food as well as the focus on fresh, local foods. This isn’t the first time she’s hosted a luncheon like this. A year ago, she hosted a similar meal for spouses of the world leaders attending the G20 Summit

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Michelle Obama plans a farm-to-table luncheon for U.N. spouses
While the heads of state meet, their spouses will feast on local foods.