September 7, 2009

Orchard Hill Farm

Saturday morning outing (Gallery Painting Group) to an organic farm near St. Thomas, complete with Suffolk Punch Draft horses used as their main source of horsepower. A step back in time, horses pulling wagons of hay, sheds full of hanging garlic, antique farm machinery, rustic buildings, interesting views and subjects in all directions. Farmers Ken and Martha Laing, also have Draft Horse Workshops in which they sharing their knowledge, skill and enthusiasm for these horses. This organic farm produces vegetables and fruit for 160 families in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) garden.

“CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In a CSA, farmers grow food for a predetermined group of consumers who pay an annual fee to purchase their share of the harvest. The CSA movement is a popular one across North America. Through CSAs, people are claiming back a connection to the production of their food. It allows farmers to be supported locally and for people to eat food grown in their own area, not shipped from across the continent. Consumers get back in touch with where their food comes from and receive FRESH ORGANICALLY GROWN PRODUCE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.” (** from Orchard Hill Farm website)

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