A Trip to the Farm(er’s Market)
Superstition Farm Farmers Market
Thursday, March 22, 2012
At the request of Farmer Casey from Superstition Farms I gladly accepted the invitation to visit his farm and enjoy the festivities of his Thursday night Farmer’s Market. I was able to round up a fellow TBG member and friend, Cord Moorhead to accompany me on what I expected to be a long car ride. So Cord and I packed up a cooler filled with ice and began our journey to Superstition Farm. Surprisingly, the drive was much quicker than I had expected.
When first stepping outside my car I was immediately reminded that I was at a dairy farm—not just from the signs, or the cows, or the sounds of chickens—but more from the inescapable aroma. So the stage was set, the smiles were permanently affixed and Cord and I began our evening’s adventure.
After visiting with the cows out front we met Glenda who welcomed us at the front door. Next, we entered the lovely and quaint boutique run by Alison that was filled with many unique farm-related gifts. In addition to the small boutique there was a huge freezer filled with delicious ice cream from their sister store Udder Delights and a refrigerator stocked with farm-fresh artisan butters and cheese in addition to farm fresh eggs, cream, milk and yogurt. We decided to purchase all of our dairy products at the end of the evening so we moved on to visit the petting zoo outside the back door.
Cord made many friends at the petting zoo because they thought he was going to feed them—but Cord was just teasing them. I decided to keep my hands clean before eating supper. Lucky for Cord they have a huge bottle of anti-bacterial liquid soap for anyone with dirty hands.
Next, we made our way around the indoor farmer’s market meeting many friendly people with great items from fresh produce, to bread, honey, salsas and pasta. Then, we got to eat dinner off of the Super Farm SuperTruck. I was saving my appetite for a scheduled dinner date but did manage to snag a few fries from Cord. Cord enjoyed his pulled pork and fries. I know that later in the evening I enjoyed the chocolate ice cream!
While sitting down at the communal picnic tables we were joined by Farmer Jason, Farmer Casey and the adorable Alison who made us laugh and feel like family. The evening was so perfect that both Cord and I agreed that the drive was not too far nor inconvenient at all. That is what good food and good friends will do to you.
As planned, on our way out, Cord and I stocked up on all things dairy to fill our cooler and head back home. We are already planning the next visit in the near future. What a great way to shop local and support our local farmers and food artisans. We are so thrilled to have Superstition Farms in our barter community.
For more in formation on Superstion Farms you can visit their website at www.superstitionfarm.com or call your trade concierge at 480-443-0322.