Last week, I told you about the gem of a farm I found about an hour from my place, Runaway Creek Farm. Since J.P was on vacation last week he volunteered to visit the farm with me. I really wanted him to meet the owners and see for himself how beautiful the farm is.
J.P. was impressed with how friendly and knowledgeable they were. I, on the other hand, was impressed by their gigantic lettuce! Seriously, I almost didn’t have a bag big enough, and I always have big bags!
What I love about the farm are the owners and how passionate they are about what they do. This brings a big smile to my face. You see how proud Mike and Jasmine are of the food they grow and stand behind it 100%.
They have a lovely property of 15 acres of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers; 100 acres of pasture land and hay for livestock, and 200 acres of natural paradise including a small lake, picnic area and hiking trails.
Don’t you just want to spend the day there? Next trip- perhaps we will make an adventure out of it.
La Moisson (Natural Food Store)
- Fair trade bananas from Equator (16.2 lbs)
- 18 oranges (California)
- 1 red onion (Quebec)
- 1 glass jar of peanut butter (Canada)
- 1 loaf of sunflower seed bread (Montreal)
- 1 bag of carrots (USA)
- 1 glass jar of raw agave-mustard dressing (Montreal)
- 1 paper bag of blue corn tortillas (Austin, TX)
- 1 glass bottle of Kombucha (Montreal)
- 1 large glass bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar (Canada)
Lufa Farms- Root Top Farm (All organic)
- 3 large Tomatoes
- 1 carton of small cherry tomatoes
- 3 peppers
- 2 heads of butter lettuce
- 1 bunch or fresh oregano
- 1 bunch of basil
- 1 kohlibo
- 1 carton of strawberries
- 1 bunch of radishes
- 4 large bunches of rainbow chard
Sub-total: 42.00 (Paid in advance)
Runaway Creek farm (all certified organic)
- 1 small bunch of fresh stevia
- 1 bunch of lemon balm
- 3 small basket of small tomatoes
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 gigantic head of red lettuce
- 2 zucchinis
- 1 jar of blueberry jam
- 10 king oyster mushrooms
- 1 bunch of oyster mushrooms
- 2 packages of bacon
- 1 package of heart of palm
Monday: J.P had chicken for dinner from St-Hubert 17.16
Tuesday: I went for lunch with a fellow blogger, Tiffany from NatureMoms while in Detroit for the Ford event 20.00
We didn’t really juice this week because I was away most of the week in Detroit for a Ford event then met up with J.P and Little E at his parents cottage. We did bring our Blendtec though- of course.
I was not able to keep track of our compost seeing as I was on the road, but I still was composting. Yes- I brought my compost home with me on the plane. Some might say extreme- I say just another day in the life of me being green. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t want to.
J.P’s parents just began composting this past month, so this meant we didn’t have to bring it home with us at the end of our visit.
The total weight of our compost is undetermined, but I would say at least 15 lbs.
We didn’t have much recycling. I did, however, have some paper that I accumulated while in Detroit and had to recycle. Other than that, I think between the two of us we had very little recycling.
We had the usual suspects like receipts, and some random pieces of plastic that can’t be recycled. I didn’t create much trash while away. I made sure to recycle what I could and eat everything so I didn’t have to compost anything.
J.P was on vacation so he drove to his parents with my TDI clocking 230 km (142 mi) , and did not have to fill up the tank.
I used J.P’s car to go to the airport and back and also drive to his parents at the end of the week. I travelled 235 km (146 mi) total. I travelled 1480 nautical km (920 nautical mi) to and from Detroit.