Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Going to the farm

Wednesday is quickly becoming one of our favorite days of the week, because it's the day we go to the farm. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful it feels to go to "our" farm to pick out the veggies we want, surrounded by new people we're finding we really like who share our values about local food and sustainability (and dear old friends, too!), letting Lucy play with the animals and giving her a chance to see our food growing in the fields... Oh, it's too much. I tried to capture a bit of it in photos this evening, but I didn't do it justice. You'll just have to put up with a few posts on our farm visits this summer.

The board that helps us figure out what we can get.

For the most part, we can just stuff a big huge bag with whatever we choose. Tonight, we got spinach, beets, radishes, turnips, Chinese cabbage, fennel, dill, scallions, kale, and peas.

Our little farm girl. She must have known what day it was when she reached into the drawer this morning and insistently announced "this!" as she chose her chicken shirt. (I love that they have farm-themed toys for the kids to play with while we're there.)

One of my favorite parts--shaved ice from this awesome machine! The ice is topped with fruit syrups they make themselves; I chose strawberry today. How awesome is that machine? And you've got to love a farmer who wears his baby on his back...

Lucy, heading off to the fields to pick peas.

Love this old truck!



Annie said...

You're so lucky to have such a wonderful farm to go to!

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Keep the farm posts coming! Love them

happy day!

P. J. Grath said...

Lucy and the farm are an unbeatable combo!

muffinmoon said...

Oh my goodness, Lise, the cheeks on that bonny child of yours! I practically leant forwards to stroke one of them!!!

Alisha Utter said...

Stumbling across this post as we are farmers in VT who also make shaved ice with our fruit syrup! What is the name of the farm that serves shaved ice in MA?

FreetobeaChild said...

Alisha, thanks for your comment, which brought me back to an abandoned blog to see my chubby-cheeked toddler (who's now 9!). The farm is Town Farm, in Northampton. They no longer do a farm share, but I think they still do shaved ice at Northampton's Tuesday Market.