Redwood Roots

November 22, 2009 at 10:16 PM 5 comments

Let’s just say today could not have been a more perfect Sunday at home with my family. After breakfast I headed out to Redwood Roots Farm with my aunt and stomped around through the muddy crops, filling our bucket with whatever vegetables our hearts desired. With more lettuces and leafy greens than a turtle could dream of, we said goodbye to the farm cats and meandered down the street to an indie craft fair, bustling with Humboldt hippies.

I met up with my mom, and after a little grocery shopping, we came home and I made a latte with Pumpkin Spice soy milk, a seasonal Silk flavor. Thick foam and cinnamon on top…yum yum.

I picked some apples from the tree outside with the nifty fruit picker and then got to work in the kitchen making Butternut Harvest Loaves (see recipe page). The loaves are bursting with homemade butternut squash puree, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and pecans. I am so anxious to toast a piece in the morning.

Hmmm…I wonder what’s for dinner? More squash of course! My mom made a gorgeous savory galette with roasted butternut squash, chard, shallots, garlic and sage, and a sprinkling of fresh parmesan. My dad made a very colorful salad to go alongside. There were magnificent aromas coming from the oven all afternoon.

Morning run with friends, veggie harvesting, craft fair, apple picking, bread baking, dinner with the parents…I couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend the day.


~ Hillary


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tami  |  November 22, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    Wow…sounds amazing. I bet your family is SO happy to have you home.

  • 2. shell625  |  November 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM

    the eats look so festive/delicious :) &yes i am a college freshman.


  • 3. Shannon Simpson  |  November 23, 2009 at 8:35 AM

    I have never been out to Redwood roots Farm. How does that work?

    • 4. Donna  |  November 23, 2009 at 10:12 AM

      Shannon — it’s a CSA Farm…Community Supported Agriculture. Redwood Roots has about 150 shareholders(fixed fee). Over the winter those shareholders are allowed to “u-pick”. Then during the summer we get a share of our “farmer’s” harvest. Next summer, will be very different, as Farmer Janet is going to have a “farm stand”…which means more of will be able to enjoy her fine local food. Can you tell I am a fan?

  • 5. Aunt Lisa  |  November 23, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    Sounds like a perfect day :)


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