Thursday, August 26, 2010

This Week At The Farms

In order to help celebrate Mass Farmer's Market week, many of the local bloggers have agreed to post something about their local market.  Since we have had four straight days of rain (and since an online meeting for the Midwives College of Utah yesterday) we were not able to make it to the Wayland Farmer's Market (our usual market).  It is held on Wednesdays at Russell's Garden Center from 12:00pm-5:00pm.  Each week the girls and I go and buy our weekly dozen eggs, loaf of bread and assorted other fruits and vegetables.  We love to check out the art project that Beehive Art offers for the kids.  It's a fantastic market, and our week does not feel right if we don't go.  

Since we did not make it there yesterday, due to the aforementioned rain and meeting, I have chosen to post pictures from our weekly CSA trip to Hanson's Farm and from our visit to Honey Pot Hill Orchard (today) as a way to spotlight some of the local farms we love. 

Even though it was raining the girls still wanted to pick raspberries and flowers.  
They truly love being at the farm, rain, shine, mud, snow. Doesn't  matter to them. They are country girls through and through and would seriously do well on a teeny-tiny farm of their own.

The rain was making it really hard to get good pictures by the end of our trip to Hanson's.

The first cider donut of the season at Honey Pot Hill Orchard.  

"Mama! Look!  A frog!"  

"Here you go!"  

We adore our trips to the local farms and orchards.  We adore supporting the farmers and the work they do.  We adore eating local and would choose that over conventionally grown any day!  We love each part of the New England growing season, but especially look forward to the cooler temps and beautiful colors of autumn and all the delicious food that goes with it.  During this week, we encourage you to get out and support your local farm, orchard or market (or all of them!) even if you are not in Massachusetts.    Local food tastes so much better than anything you find in your local food store.  Just like the Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog Guys say about cranberries, local food "Tastes good, good for you!"  


  1. I love it that my children go into the backyard and something goes from the bush to their mouth in three seconds. :)