Most Fall Sunday afternoons in this testosterone-rich household are spent watching guys running around with footballs. Thankfully yesterday, the family team of choice had a day off and I convinced my boys (2 kids + Dad!) to head out to the farm where we buy our vegetable CSA share for their annual Fall potluck.
Common Harvest Farm is out near Osceloa, WI – about a 75 minute drive from our house in the Twin Cities. It was a gorgeous day for a drive and a picnic – sunny, clear blue sky, about 60 degrees – my idea of the perfect fall day!! When we arrived, we were met by Margaret, one of the owners, who gave us the run-down on what was going on (and how to find the compost toilet!)
We plopped down on our picnic blanket, listened to the lively music and feasted on an incredible array of healthy dishes including a yummy kale & fennel salad that John made.
My favorite part was seeing the long rows of vegetables – especially the purple & green kale!
And check out all the squash in the storage shed – there was tons!!
Liam’s favorite part was the animals. We took a ride on a wagon pulled by horses and got to visit the pigs. Liam loved the pigs!
Drew spent most of his time playing with his pigskin (football) and sampling desserts….but here he is checking out the CSA box assembly line:
I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like to live on a farm. It’s SO different from our urban life. It’s beautiful but it’s hard work. I’m hoping to bring the family out for a work day sometime – to give them (and me!) a taste of what it’s really like to work on a farm. Hmmmm….better check that football schedule….