While their first priority is feeding themselves, the plan right now is to be able to feed a small amount of people who are likeminded – that means people who are looking for wholesome, fresh foods that are grown with sustainable practices. Community is an important part of the motivation.
On a recent evening, the whole family’s on the outside porch. Grandpa Mike is breaking asparagus. Beth is doing needlework. The table holds a tempting array of snacks including fresh peas, strawberries, lettuces, radishes, crackers and jalapeno jelly. The bright colors alone are irresistible, but the fresh taste seals the deal. As Sara and Michael look on, Owen and Aidan load up their dishes with strawberries.
“To me, it’s deciding to make a life in one given place and trying to improve it,” said Michael. It’s a way of life that seems to agree with everyone.
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If you go What: Pinehurst Farm organic (non-certified) produce, eggs, chickens Where: 6690 S. 700 W, Daleville, also at Pendleton Farmers Market More info: Look for Pinehurst Farm on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org