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8/28/12


MONDAY DATE NIGHT #4 // Pick Your Own Crops at Underwood Family Farms

8/28/12
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We went to Underwood Family Farms  for our Monday date night this week. They are about a 5 minute drive from where Taylor works, so I finally convinced him to go with me.  The original plan was to pick a bunch of veggies, and then come home to cook dinner with produce picked straight from the farm. But to tell you the truth, I was so pooped after this, we ended up drinking jamba juice and eating pre-frozen hash browns for dinner instead!

I've been reading up/listening to podcasts on locavorism (both for and against) these days, so all the talk of delicious and unique local produce had me itching to pick some local produce and see for myself.  I don't think I know enough about the complexities of the food production system in American to fully determine my own opinion on whether or not locavorism is good or bad for our environment as a whole; however, in terms of a personal experience, I did find it quite theraputic to spend an hour or so picking vegetables and learning about crops.  (If it was about 5 degrees cooler, I probably could have stayed out there for a lot longer!) There were definitely a lot of veggies that I didn't even know existed, and I can't wait to come home from work tonight and experiment with what we picked. 

12 comments:

christina marie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

these shots are so gorgeous! lovin' your blog!

jodi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this idea for a date night! And I am the same way, I don't feel like I know enough about the complexities of our food production system but I do love being able to pick my fruits and veggies and bring them straight to my table. :) Lovely photos!

Wren KW said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a wonderful date night and beautiful photos!

Wren

Linda Park said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

sexy tay wears a button up and slacks for veggie picking?! amazerz. best dressed veggie picker.

charsd said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely photos, Melody :D I went to a local farm a couple weeks ago and it was a fun experience! And I agree, it was quite therapeutic. I wish we had a wagon that day!

What camera did your use to take these photos if you don't mind me asking? I'm really itchin' to upgrade, haha.

-Char
www.char-sd.com

Amanda Nowak said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for stopping by my blog! So sweet of you! I'm loving yours.

Carissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hahaha fresh veggies and frozen hash browns, that sounds like a me move. And that article you linked to? Two thumbs up; hilarious and interesting.

I am curious to know what you've found in you're explorations of Locavorism though, I'm also interested and dabbling around in that arena.

melody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@charsd hi char :) I use a canon rebel t1i

irene @ inspiration.from.the.little.things said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

it sounds like a wonderful and at the same time enriching (after learning more about crops!) date! your photos are beautiful! <3 :-)

inspiration from the little things

lynnette said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Melody!! These photos are so nice! :D May I ask what type of lens you use?? I'm interested in getting the really stark bokeh that you've got in some of those photos!! Like the one of the path strewn with ?tomatoes on either side. :D Very very nice.

Haha I like how you guys went out and picked veggies then ate hash browns for dinner. That's the way, girl. I would love to be able to pick my own fresh fruits and veggies!!

Melissa Smight said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wonderful pictures - by the both of you! Melody, here's a link to a book called Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. Her family spent an entire year living off their farm, and those of other local growers. It's a great book, with lots of info on locavorism and excellent recipes!

http://www.animalvegetablemiracle.com/index.html

joyce voice said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

please buy taylor some farm clothes.

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