Monday, December 1, 2008

Get your local food on!

I know, I know, enough with the local foods stuff already! It's such a fad and we're all sick of hearing about it. OK, of course I'm JUST joking but don't worry, I'm not going to start a-lecturin' and a-rantin'... but I just wanted to say that well, for one, teaching this Local Foods class was so frickin' fun it was unbelievable. And the other unbelievable thing was how sweet and welcoming they were at every single place we visited. Busy farmers with a jam-packed plate dropped everything for the most part and were so happy to lead us around and give us the inside scoop. Here in these photos we are visiting an alpaca farm The Old Oaks Ranch in Wimberley, and this fantastic place called the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the LBJ State Park outside Johnson City. This place is totally free and I believe they are open 364 days of the year, with volunteers running the farm as it was operated 100 years ago. We also visited Alexander Family Farm (chickens) and Johnson's Backyard Garden (oh delicious vegetables). Oh! And we also visited Kim Lehman, who is a fabulous well known storyteller and beekeeper/enthusiast/educator. Tommorrow we are visiting Simmons Family Farm, heard tell they have baby bunnies, as well as chicks, calves, and lots of vegs.
SO, I just want to say, there are all these fabulous outings out there... so many people out there that are just thrilled to have you come visit their farm and talk to you about their passion. It's really fun and the kids love it. If you're interested, just call around or email and ask...

1 comment:

Papa said...

great post kami!
i'm so glad to know of fun new places to visit when my girls are older. i miss country living!