One would think that during the winter months, John and I would be relaxing and recharging our batteries. Well, to be honest, there is a certain amount of that – we do relish our snow days when we are “forced” to stay put and cuddle up with a good book and cup of hot chocolate.
This time of year we also attend to small domestic repairs and projects that make life better, but which get neglected during the busy growing months. This winter’s projects included replacing the kitchen faucet, installing new bead board around the shower, and getting the light over the kitchen sink repaired.
We also spend some time getting out into the community to talk about our farm, the CSA and why we are Organic Farmers. I had a wonderful experience yesterday with one such group, The Ramapogue Women’s Club of West Springfield. They are a group of lovely women from all around West Springfield, dedicated to raising money for academic scholarships for West Springfield graduating seniors. I gave a talk that covered CSAs, Growing Organically and some of the reasons why John & I think Organic Food is good for you. Here are a few slides from the presentation I gave.
It was an active and interesting group – and very flattering to receive such an enthusiastic response. Here’s another slide which they all found interesting!
The idea of eating different colored foods to ensure you are getting enough vitamins was one trick everyone seemed to like. And we all had fun with the concept of “You are what you eat” and “Food as Medicine” two concepts I plan to dedicate a lot time and thought to in the coming months.
If you or your group are interested in having Yellow Stonehouse Farm come talk to your group, club or school please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 413-562-2164.