Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boulder Belt farm

I drove up to Boulder Belt in Eaton (just west of Dayton) last Friday to visit their farm store. They have a very cool setup, with a separate building right on the road for the store. Boulder Belt is growing in hoophouses and under row covers this winter, so they had a surprising variety of veggies including a large selection of lettuces, leeks, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, parsnips, beets, and radishes. I also bought three cornish game hens (small young chickens) which I roasted in a clay pot and were delicious. No spinach, as that particular row cover was frozen to the ground with last week's snow, and farmer Lucy says the carrots are about over for the season.

I'd been hoping to walk around a bit and take pictures, but the ground was so wet and mushy that it wasn't meant to be. Next time I visit I'll try to pick a drier day and ask for the full tour!


Lucy said...


I was also hoping to give you the tour. Hopefully, next time you come out the weather will be better (or wear mud clothes and expect to get a bit dirty).

Guess what? I found carrots after you left. They were packed in an unexpected box so I missed them

happy New Year

valereee said...

Lucy, I'm always happy to get dirty! It all washes off.

Bummer on the carrots, LOL! But the radishes were delish.

Happy New Year to you, too!