Sunday, June 8, 2008

farm fresh


Do you ever get so excited about something that you get way ahead of yourself in planning/dreaming? My brain is so full of ideas after visiting two different farms this weekend. I've got way too much to figure out--I can't believe I've got to go back to work tomorrow! I guess that gives me five days to decide exactly what's feasible and what will have to wait.


So the first farm was a pick-your-own blueberries operation. It was a picture perfect little farm. I keep meaning to plant my own blueberry bushes during the winter. It has to happen this year!


We picked 4 pounds, which should last a while. Can't wait to taste the blueberry pie. The first time I made this one, I deemed it 'the best thing I've ever made' and I still don't think it's been topped.

The other visit was for a bbq and tour of our CSA farm. It's run by a friendly couple--she's all about the animals--mostly goats and chickens--and he takes care of the veggies. If the CSA selections are like what we ate today, I'll be in heaven!


If I didn't have to work tomorrow, I might start ripping up the grass to farm the front and back yards:) So it's probably best that my enthusiasm has a work week to be reigned in.

3 comments:

  1. i'm so happy you found a csa. magnolia farms has visited the farmer's market here in fernandina a few times and we were always happy with their products. and i think i will have to take the family out this year to pick our own blueberries, as they are the one food i definitely missed in japan. and yes to your idea of turning your yards into a garden. that would be so gorgeous (though time consuming). there are a few segments on treehugger tv about doing just that that might inspire you some more.
    xo

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  2. Those blueberries look yummy! I can't wait to plant our own, too.

    I'm glad you had a great time visiting those farms, as well.
    I spent the last weekend visiting 11 local farms for the East Mountain Fiber and Studio Tour.
    Enjoyed seeing all those wolly animals the best, though.

    "Laughing Orca Ranch"

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  3. yum!! fresh-picked blueberries are my favorite. it was a birthday tradition for me + e for a few years to go and fill up our bags and make blueberry sorbet, blueberry pancakes, blueberry smoothies... :) i can't wait to find a pick-your-own up here. xox

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