Hello! How was your weekend? We had an especially good one, with a delicious Thai dinner on Friday night followed by 2 games of doubles tennis on Saturday. Although one of the highlights of the weekend was heading about an hour and a half outside of the city to visit a local farm.
The entire day was set up to educate and promote organic and sustainable farming that has popularized the farm to table movement.
Although we got a little lost and ended up arriving a bit late, we were treated with a nice breakfast when we arrived (and after getting up at 6:10 am on a Sunday, I was happy about this!). Then we set off to check out the farm.
The entire day was family friendly and Cooper had the best time. He found a big tractor (in his words “broooom!”) that he got to drive!! Plus, there were multiple dogs around the farm that allowed him to pet them. Although a few times he got a little rough and once stepped on one dog’s tail and they ran off.
As we toured the farm, our guide told us all about the different varieties of vegetables they grow and their sustainable practices and the importance of growing organically. We actually got to pick our own veggies, which was so cool!
We ended up with a huge haul that included several varieties of lettuce, kale, cabbage, sweet potato, radishes, basil, carrots, zucchini and zucchini flowers. I was really impressed by the quality and size of all of the produce.
After a few hours of walking around the farm in the arm sun, we finally headed back for a picnic lunch. The hosts did such a beautiful job setting out the table and the drinks and lunches for us.
Plus it was nice to come back and see how the garden veggies were used to make our lunch. Everything tasted fresh, light and delicious. I could easily have found a nice sunny spot and taken a nap after lunch, but Cooper was looking so tired, we booked it to the car where he crashed immediately (as did I, not so long after).
I was also pretty happy to walk away with so much food! I hadn’t gone grocery shopping so the veggie haul was nice. I threw together a completely vegetarian dinner featuring our produce from the day:
Lightly fried Zucchini Flowers
Readers, have you ever been to a farm to pick your own veggies? What’s one of your favorite vegetarian recipes?
I am just oozing–the lovely day at the farm . . .the ginormous healthy-looking veggies . . . the unique Brazilian backdrop . . . the chilled wine . . .the beautiful Brittany handsome Peter and endearing Cooper. I am so taken that I forgot your question. Lovely post about the sustainable foods and pick your own farm vegetables.