Don’t worry, you haven’t landed on the wrong blog. You know that I’ve been gardening forever but last year I expanded my gardens and started keeping a few animals. Dare I call them livestock?
THIS year. This year I’ve made it official.
Welcome to Thank Goddess Farm.
Yup, this summer/fall I decided that what I’m doing needs to be a proper farm and I have been taking steps to make that happen. You see, I grew up in gardens and on small farms. My grandparents all had farm animals. Pair that with my NEED to grow some of my own healthy, nutritious food and I’ve officially become a Lady Farmer.
The thing that really clinched it for me was volunteering at a local farmer’s market for a non-profit this past summer. I went to the market just as the vendors were setting up, shopped for available produce, and then took it to another spot down the aisle to chop and prepare it.
I created recipes and showed market goers how to prepare the produce they bought at the market.
And I’m not gonna lie, most of them like my veggie packed dishes. Even the kids!
This particular market was in the middle of a good-size city and many of the people there had little idea how to prepare the available food. Heck, some of the available goods they had never even heard of. Forget about knowing what to do with it.
It was a wonderful experience to share how an easy and nutritious meal can be made by shopping the farmer’s market.
I knew right away I wanted to do more of THAT. Growing good food and showing people how to easily get healthy, tasty meals from it. Showing mamas how to feed their babies food that will help them grow healthy and strong.
Now I grow what we need for eating, preserving, and medicinal uses, and the excess is either sold or donated to those in need. Don’t be too surprised when you start seeing quick, tasty, fresh-from-the-garden recipes along side the crafting and gardening tips.
You just might be surprised at how far veggies from the farmer’s market go.