Field Trip to the Farm

By Melissa McArdle

My family tends to seek out the farms in our community. Whether they have organic fruits and vegetables or free-range eggs and meat, we make a point to visit and support these eco-friendly establishments which grace the open-spaces cultivated with sustainable agriculture upon our treasured lands.

Green String Farm in Sonoma, CA is a 140 acre farm, with approximately 60 acres in cultivation. They produce vegetables and fruits and maintain a farm store year-round.  A recent visit allowed us to mingle with 3-week-old goats, swing on the porch of a child-size Victorian house, and gather fresh sweet cream butter for $1.75. Purchasing seasonal produce, sustainable meat, cheese and butter from the farm always equates to affordable prices and exceptional quality food.

How do you find a local farm near you? Easy. Local Harvest is a stellar search engine for the best organic food that’s grown closest to you. Use the website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats and other delectable goodies.

Photo credit: Reverie-Daydream 

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  • karey m.

    you make me want to be better. that is a really good quality in a friend…and a writer. xo

    • pinkmoondaily

      I said something very similar to Melissa last week. She just sets the bar so high. And now, of course, I need to start buying my butter from the farm.

      • Melissa

        e ~ let’s take the girls together to a farm soon. butter always needs some bread and wine to go with it!

    • Melissa

      karey…you have no idea how much your comment means to me. serious heart-stopper. thank you.

  • Tiffanyh4

    this is so sweet!

  • Megan browne

    sounds wonderful!

  • Sherry Page

    Love this farm!  Thanks so much for taking me there!

  • Mel

    This looks like a heavenly way to spend a day. Not sure I can justify the gas to get to Sonoma to get my herbs and veg, so I can’t wait to check the link for local farms! Your pics are gorgeous too.