â€œI believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.â€
â€“ Henry David Thoreau
After a long stressful week at work, there is nothing like a drive out to the country. The sun shining down on the blades of grass and each small crack of hay breaking beneath your shoes separates that other life in the city with its morning commute, 9am meeting, and status update.Â It is good to get away, clear the mind.
Waxahachie is about 40 minutes south of Dallas.Â There in the middle of open fields and a small gathering of homes is a new Â on-site farmhouse bakery selling fresh breads, pies, pizzas, a few local food items, and of course the farmâ€™s own organically grown fruits and vegetables.
Fresh from the farm were beets, spinach, onions, cilantro, potatoes, and chard.Â A box of peaches also rested near the bounty of veggies that were picked before all of us from the city showed up.
They had a good turnout on the grand opening of their farmhouse today with many from Dallas and the northern suburbs. Of course, several neighbors also came by to support the new business and enjoy some fresh squeezed lemonade and a few foods to sample.
The farm also has a playhouse for children and day and summer camps for kids 6-12. Our twin 6-year old boys enjoyed painting some garden ornaments while we met Becca who runs educational programs at the farm. She was as bright and cheerful as the April sun. Camps teach everything from veggie identification to composting to organic farming techniques.
So if you need to get outside and let Nature direct you aright, Garden Harvest Farms is worth a visit.
For more info:Â http://www.gardenharvests.com/