As we drove up the bumpy driveway to Tecolote Farm on Saturday afternoon, amber sunlight slanted across winter fields of chicories and greens. The farm dogs ambled out to meet us and we gathered around to hear from Katie and David about more than 20 years of growing good food and community. There are endless ways to bring food from the earth, and I never tire of hearing how it happens. Each farm reflects a unique philosophy of agriculture born from location, soil, season, and the farmer who works the land. If you really want to understand your food and feel connected to what you eat, there's no better way to do so than to visit the farm where it's grown. By nature, farmers are generous folks, and we're so grateful that Katie and David were willing to share an afternoon with us, to walk the rows, and to light a fire in the waning hours of the day so that we might gather around and connect with each other in a deeper appreciation and understanding of what it means to be eaters joined by place and community.
Want more farm tours and other fun local food adventures? Join our SFC Friends of Food Meetup group!
Interested in Tecolote Farm's CSA Program? Click here to learn how you can become a member this season.