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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mattawoman Creek Farms

This morning dawned sunny and beautiful!  Feeling just 'not quite right' after church today, husband and I decided that I probably needed a farm visit.  Sounded like the perfect prescription!

Mattawoman Creek Farms on the Eastern Shore of Virginia was having an Open Farm Event with a Plant and Vegetable Sale today.  We've been buying from Mattawoman Creek Farms for a couple of years at our local markets.  Their plants and produce are always great quality and lovely to look at... and all certified organic.  Why not visit the farm?

We got Scarlett in the Jeep and headed out. 

The farm is about an hour from our house and the trip involved a bridge/tunnel, a toll, and a stretch of dirt road.  Just as we arrived, folks were gathering for a farm tour.  We were treated to a very informative and thorough tour of the fields, greenhouses, and kitchen garden. 

Tidbits of wisdom were offered on:  practices for organic pest control, controlling weeds in just a few minutes each week for the average home gardener, cover crops, stages of plant development, timing of planting, and more.

We ended our tour with a stop at the plant and vegetable table, which had been selling all afternoon.  I purchased a happy-looking chamomile plant, an herb I've never grown.  Again, a little nugget of information was offered about the sweet flowers that would appear if the plant were allowed to blossom and about making tea. 

*sigh of contentment*

More information about Mattawoman Creek Farms can be found on their website and on their Facebook page.

Then God said, 
“I now give to you all the plants on the earth that yield seeds 
and all the trees whose fruit produces its seeds within it. 
These will be your food."
Genesis 1:29

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