Washington (CNN) – First Lady Michelle Obama is putting her food where her mouth is, so to speak, at next week's United Nations General Assembly.
Mrs. Obama will host a Farm-to-Table luncheon on Friday for the spouses of visiting world leaders at a local New York farm to highlight one of her signature causes: nutrition. During the luncheon, Mrs. Obama and the other "first spouses" will tour the farm and the education center that is attached to it.
In Pocantico Hills, New York the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center on about 80 acres and farms four seasons of the year. It's initiatives focus on health and sustainability. The facility also has a restaurant called Blue Hill at Stone Barns where the luncheon will be held.
According to the Stone Barns web site, the restaurant shows off the farm: "Blue Hill at Stone Barns has no menus, at least not the traditional kind. Instead, the kitchen creates multi-course "farmer's feasts" around the day's harvest. Guests experience the freshest possible ingredients, virtually yards from where they were grown or raised."
This is not the first time Mrs. Obama has championed her healthy food cause to world leaders. During the 2009 G20 summit in Pittsburgh, she hosted a dinner at local working farm –Rosemont Farm, the home of Teresa Heinz Kerry.