Thursday, October 29, 2009

Potluck, Pigs and Pumpkins

This weekend we had the most marvelous time at our farm! My favorite part about our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is the "Community" part. I love the agriculture part of growing and tending to living things, and producing healthy crops, but community is what it is all about. This weekend on our farm we got to play, visit, laugh, and eat incredible food together with many members of our "community". We all have a common interest of appreciating fresh, local, organic, sustainable, nutritious, wholesome, "slow food." This is where it gets really fun for us (your personal farmers.) We get to know and love the people that share in this community. We are not just growing food for a market, we are growing food for Jason and Kelly and McKinley and Megan, and on and on. We are literally growing families! How great is that!!!

For this years potluck we had tables set up to accommodate different food preferences. We had a raw, vegetarian, carnivore and everyone's favorite table, dessert. All of the different dishes were excellent this year! We all found ourselves throughout the night going back for more. (It doesn't hurt to have some professional chefs among our shareholders!)

In addition to the great food we enjoyed, we were also treated to some excellent entertainment from Blue Grass and modern music to classical guitar. One of the highlights of the evening was an impromptu dance performance by some of the children dancing to Bach's Chaconne and the ever popular Blue Grass "Stone Soup" song.

During the evening, every child or family got to pick a pumpkin to take home.

We were pleased to have the chapter President of Las Vegas Slow Food, Bill Wypyski and his wife with us for the evening as well as several "Slow Food" families. Bill is also one of our QHF shareholders and a great advocate of local, sustainable food in Las Vegas.

We are so grateful for everyone who made this evening so wonderful!!!

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