Guys. This post is comin’ at you mid week, spontaneously, unplanned, all of it. My eyes have just unexpectedly been open to a local farm, right smack in the middle of New City. Cropsey Farms is run by the Rockland Farm Alliance. It’s a non profit organization meant to bring the community together to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of earths loins.
Part 1: Now this word “organic” has become ever so prevalent and tossed around willy nilly. How are we to know what is actually organic? I do not have the answer for you and that may have been misleading. Apologies. What I do know is that this farm is growing biodynamic food. This, as I learned about one hour ago, means that there are no pesticides used at all. ZERO PESTICIDES. Instead, specific plants are grown around the land that keep the bugs away naturally. So what we are getting here people, is wholesome, natural, BIODYNAMIC food. Like, for real. You can visit their Facebook page here and keep up with local events that will be taking place at the farm. You can find out how to become a member by visiting their website here. I personally cannot wait to become part of this community. Farms are the ish and we just really don’t have many nearby so let’s keep this one going and growing, am I right?
Part 2: Now below you will see why I chose the name for this post. I’m sure you’ve caught on that I have a love affair with flowers, especially if you follow me on Instagram. But I mean who doesn’t? I’m not special, just one of many admirers. Once you take a moment to view these gorgeous, spectacular, breathtaking little beauties that grow right here on this very farm, come back up and read on. I’m just going to have to trust that you listened to me. And now you may read on. I will be getting the chance to use all these wild wonders to create floral arrangements for a farm to table dinner taking place at this very farm on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Anyone is able to buy tickets and attend this super sweet soiree where you can hear all about being a member, see the farm with your very own eyes, breathe it in (not near the compost) with your very own nose, eat all its bountiful goodness, etc. All the produce will come from the farm cooked up by the very talented Chef Brian, owner of Rockland Roots Food Truck. So what we have here is a farm to table meal, wine, beer, stars, moonlight, fresh air and good people. If that doesn’t sound like a good time to you then I’m just really unsure of how to look you in the face and call you a civilian.
I will certainly be posting photos from the event to show off my “wild” floral arrangements. See what I did there…
It’s kind of a gorgeous world.