7/27/2012

Where My Dinner Comes From . Be Inspired


Where does your food come from? That seems to be the big question these days, especially with books like The Omnivore's Dilemma (which I'm thisclose to finishing...). The fun thing this time? 

I can now answer that question. My food comes from this place - the University of Kentucky Organic Farm. Andrei and I forgot to grab up our CSA* share from the pickup last week, so we had to go grab it straight from the farm, which ended up being a highlight of my week. 

Who knew that in the perfect light - and its natural setting - breakfast, lunch, and dinner could be so beautiful. I encourage everyone to go out and find where their food has come from - even if it's just a visit to the farmer's market. Sometimes we forget what art our food can be!

My own little garden is only six feet square, so I'm not able to grow a whole lot, but it means the world to me. So I can't even imagine what it's like to have space enough to feed as many people as this farm does. Everything about the place screams "community," and I fell immediately in love with it, from the kitchen, thoughtfully laid out and cluttered just-so, with all the right things, to the shelves of wellies, caked with mud and serving a much more meaningful purpose than mine ever have. Don't even get me started on the rows upon rows of fruits, vegetables, and flowers growing everywhere...

[ all pictures taken by me ] 




*CSA - Community Supported Agriculture - It's kind of like a magazine subscription, only with a farm. You pay a set amount, and for that, you get bags and bag of fresh, local produce, all while supporting a local farmer - or a cooperative of local farmers. Find one near you by clicking here!

7 comments :

  1. I've heard of these! Is it worth it to you? We had a similar thing back where I used to live and it was completely organic. The thing was, I don't know if I could have gotten it cheaper, even organically elsewhere? But I did love the surprise of what would come in the box. Do you know if all CSA's are organic?

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  2. Gorgeous photo's, makes me want to walk in the orchard!!!

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  3. Great photos.

    And the CSA sounds like SUCH a cool thing. I'm definitely going to look into them in my area.

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  4. I love these pictures of the garden. I walked by a community garden today and wanted to grow things myself. I couldn't chose though between flowers and food, i love them both.

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  5. I just found your blog and I love it! Your photos are amazing.
    I read "Eating Animals" from Jonathan Safran Foer last year. It is one of the best books I ever read and I turned vegetarian afterwards.

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  6. I did a double take on your first photo when I saw my favorite drink to throw back, especially when I'm missing childhood and want some comfort, Ale-8!!!!
    All of the pictures are gorgeous.

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    1. You must be from Kentucky, huh? I don't live too far from the Ale8 factory! :D

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