28.8.12

Farm Visit - Neville


The Farmers' Market is opening so many doors for me. I am meeting local producers and really getting to know what is available right here. It is so nice to find farms like the one I grew up on.


Bill has a very special farm. It was developed previously by an ardent agriculturist who planted a forest of firs and deciduous. He planted several varieties of apples, acres of carraganas and built a quaint home.












 Now Bill is carrying on the vision and has planted a wide variety of perennials and fruits. He has Jerusalem artichokes, borage, comfrey, black currants, several varieties of garlic, heirloom tomatoes and so much more! I felt that I was constantly taking pictures but when I looked at them, I wish I had taken more.
Borage


Jerusalem Artichoke
















The free range chickens will be harvested soon and  needless to say, he has no problem finding a market. He also has free range turkeys. I hope I am one of the lucky ones to taste these amazing birds.

Thanks for spending so much time with us to share your vision. Bill is so creative in so many ways. 




3 comments:

  1. Bill's got a great place there, but the chicken in the old truck is my personal favorite.

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  2. I think we all would appreciate farmers more if we went to visit and see what goes into growing and raising our food. They are champions!

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  3. There is NOTHING like a trip to the farm! Love the photos. I do visit the farmers here - and definitely have been to most of the farms I buy food from!
    Sarah - two questions - are you joining Cheesepalooza? You said you wanted to in a comment, then didn't hear more... also, I did write to the gal in the city about the mini hibatchi's but haven't heard back. Loved your cornmeal challenge!!!
    :)
    Valerie

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