Life has once again tumbled into a beautiful whirlwind of events. While I love taking in every bit of these moments, I find myself asking for more hours in the day so I can blog. But here I am this evening, back at it.
I want to share with you one very unique experience I had in the last month ... the day I spent at Everett Family Farm. In March, my friends and I hustled to get tickets to this fantastic social called Outstanding in the Field. We heard about this event a few years back from friends that are chefs. There was nothing but positive feedback regarding this gathering that reconnects dinner to the land. So, we wanted in!
On Father's Day, we drove down to Santa Cruz and basked in the sun! I was in heaven -- beautiful weather, connected to the earth, fantastic wine and the best of friends. Upon arrival, we were greeted with delicious organic white wine from Alfaro Family Vineyards and Winery. And then ... the journey with our food began. We took in a few appetizers (duck liver mousse profiteroles with radishes, scallion potato croquette, pulled pork with pickled onions) and then started our way on a tour of the farm.
It's not very often you get an inside look of a local farm and really learn where your fruits, vegetables and eggs are coming from. The numerous acres were stunning. I felt so appreciative of all the hard work that goes into producing such healthy, organic food.
The escape from the city -- which most of you know, I never leave because I love it so much! -- was such a peaceful and needed trip.