It took a long time, but we found a supplier of untreated, non-milled cedar posts not far from New York City. Neverdun Farms in Clermont, NY is about two hours north of Project EATS’ Manhattan office. At Neverdun, the Zitz family are reclaiming pasture land by sustainably managing the overgrown and unmaintained cedar grove that has made the farmland unusable for agriculture.
It was a long day of loading 300+ posts into a truck and trailer, driving back to Brooklyn, and unloading them again the Brooklyn Museum. The beds are beautiful, the material is local, and the food is tasty, so the long day and heavy lifting were well worth it.