David is President 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. The mission of this unique nonprofit is to celebrate, teach and advance community-based food production, from farm to classroom to table. David’s role included design and management of the financial operating structure and all related capital expenses. This organization works in association with Blue Hill’s second restaurant located on the grounds of Stone Barns Center.
David serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Stone Barns Center and chairs their Finance Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Connecticut College, the Jacob Burns Film Center and the Collegiate School in New York City.