Week 1 at Bellair Farm CSA and a Memorial Day weekend reminder

#WorthyStyle fact: Did you know I grew up on a farm?

From my Dad’s college years until 2000, my family raised us on Maple Downs Farm in Rockbridge County, Virginia, just outside of Lexington. At around 400 acres, it was paradise for a free-roaming exploring child!

Now that #BabyMCVA is mobile and an enthusiastic and creative eater like me, we decided to sign up for the Bellair Farm CSA program. We also did the add-on packages of: Henley’s Orchard Fruit, Sharondale Farm organic mushrooms, and the Bellair Farm // Steven James carnivore share.

We are elated to be able to take Margaret to a farm and have her see the equipment, bustling activities, pick our own herbs (she loves the thistle-like purple tops of garlic chives) and veggies (of select ones), cut back on our trips to the grocery store, efficiently meal plan, lower our carbon footprint, and lessen packaging waste.

No regrets and we have loved our meals with these items so far! These photos are from Week 1 from last week. As the season continues, I will happily share photos of our shared harvest and what I am making for our gluten free meals.

Enjoy your weekend, don’t forget to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and try to everyday support your local farms, small businesses, and local boutiques.

We will remember U.S. Army Captain Drew Ross, 2011 West Point graduate and 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces group (Airborne).

We will remember U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Chase Prasnicki, 2010 West Point graduate and 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade (“Sky Soldiers”).

These men I knew as toddlers. They are Never Forgotten. Honoring Our Fallen. Say Their Names. A Hero Remembered Never Dies. #Rossome. #DoItForDrew. De Oppresso Liber. Until Valhalla.

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