Monday, August 27, 2007

Moving to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches

Yesterday afternoon we got the fever. The fever for the country. So instead of going to a Farmers Market we went directly to the farm. Fall City Farms, that is.

Fall City Farm is surrounded by 10-foot-high sunflowers in yellows, golds and reds.

But it's these guys who sealed the deal for us.

We knew we had to get a closer look. But first! You've gotta go through the "gourd walk" to get there.

When's the last time you saw a goat this close up?

We bought some purple potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, red garlic (never'd heard of it before), and a loaf of rustic sourdough bread from Preston Bakery. The baker, Alex Williams, built his wood-fire oven himself and hand-forms each loaf. His breads are sold at the Bellevue Farmers Market, Fall City Farms, and nowhere else. Pick up a loaf. Tastes real good buttered.

Then it was time for some blueberry picking. The nice folks at Fall City Farms directed us to Bybee-Nims Farm, a gorgeous 42 acre farm at the foot of Mt. Si (which is 4,167ft, so I win the bet Eddie!)

We grabbed a bucket and out we went into the fields.

It was tricky keeping the branches from thwacking Ruby in the face, but she loves being outdoors and we all had a great time.

Now we've got 6lbs of beautiful ripe blueberries. Got ideas? Recipes?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't know if previous comment posted. I say freeze at least half.

My neighbor and I are going to be doing some canning today. I've got these little green plums and we're going to make plum butter. Should be a huge mess.