Is something organic if it is shipped across the country? What about the fuel that is used and how that affects our environment, not to mention the freshness of the food and a myriad of other factors. Over the last few years i have been reading everything i can get my hands on to help me answer these and other questions so sit back, relax and explore where my quest has taken me thus far.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Straight to the source- totally honest food, people and place!

Last weekend we went on our long overdue camping trip to Vermont.  On our journey we planned to stop at roadside markets and plan our meals based on our purchases.  We also were able to stop at a farm that we purchase our cheeses from at the local Brooklyn farmers market.  It was awesome being in the actual barn that the goats and cows get milked.  Unfortunately we did not get to see any of the fine ladies, they were out playing in the pastures, which is where they should be.  We arranged to camp on a farm, apparently this is a very common thing to do in Vermont.  Our trip was fantastic!  I really REALLY did not want to leave.  The people were wonderful, the farms were beautiful, Vermont itself is very beautiful and camping was a really fun release from our city life.  It was hell getting out of the city but once we were on the highway it was a really pleasant drive.  We had three glorious days of campfires and cooking on them as well as drinking some delicious local beer fire side and watching some of the most unforgettable sunsets I have seen on the east coast (the photo above, is the view from our tent!).  We also got to help with farm chores, although I can't exactly call them chores, it was really quite a good time.  Mr. Mouse made friends with a bunch of chickens and I helped pick plums and wild blackberries, really not a bad day at the office I must say, I even managed a little bit of a sun tan.  I have a ton of photos from our weekend, I am going to break them up into different posts for east of loading everything, sit back and enjoy some great pics.  We will definitely be back to good 'ol VT, hopefully SOON!!!!!!

~City Mouse.........thinking that Country Mouse sounds like more fun.......hehe

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