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Friday
Jul152011

emily's farm

 

I met Emily for the first time eight and a half years ago when she interviewed to be our nanny. The boys were only 2 months old and I was looking for someone to spend the days with me as I tried to juggle 2 newborns and still manage to function...I fell for Emily immediately! Although much younger than me, she became one of my best friends. 

 

 

Now, all these years later, Emily is an organic farmer in Rhode Island and has 2 sons of her own. Her committment to growing healthy food is such an inspiration. Visiting her on the farm is a trip we all look forward to every year. She and her husband Craig welcome us despite their grueling schedule...while there we devour all the gorgeous vegetables they grow, get to see them in action at the farmer's market or running their CSA, chase chickens and collect eggs, have a tractor ride, and spend some quality time together. 

 

 

We are just back from our most recent visit. Walking through the fields and seeing all the carefully planted crops was so inspiring. It makes me want a garden of my own but I know I could never do all the work it requires, not to mention the fact that we have no land here in Brooklyn! 

 

 

This was the first time we visited mid-week so we got to see the CSA rather than their stand at the farmer's market. I wish I could find a CSA like this nearby...all the mounds of vegetables made me want to cook, and it was clear that all of their customers felt the same way.

 

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Reader Comments (4)

Thanks again Amy for the lovely post! Reading your post I was just thinking...where did the time go...they were 2 months old?...I have 2 boys of my own...of course, but still....where does the time go? Thanks again- truly honored to make an appearance on eclectic mom!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremily

Wonderful post again Amy. Beautiful images, although I am partial to your subjects. Can't wait to get settled in our new house & try out some of these delicious recipes!

July 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael in Madison, WI

Amy, Really nice post and amazing photos! We sat next to you at Emily & Craig's wedding. Love the recipes and information on Electic mom.

July 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda Madison, Wi

I love the entire web site, the photos are BEAUTIFUL and I especially love the pictures of Emily's Farm! Emily, Craig and the boys are so very special and I am so very blessed to be a part of their business, as I work the farmers market with them each week.The impression they send out in the photos are as beautiful as they truely are.
Thank you for creating a really beutiful, feel good, get inspired site!

July 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

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