30 Jun '11, 10am
Farmstays Become Summer Vacation of Choice for the Eco-Minded
Having lived and worked on several small sustainable farms myself, I will say that it can be life-altering. To eat fresh for dinner what you harvested that morning, to wake up to the sun rising above the lush fields, to know you will get to spend all day outside and fall asleep at night an honest tired, and most importantly, learning firsthand the blood, sweat and tears that go into bringing a sustainable, local meal to the table – there really is nothing like it. So whether it’s a brief getaway from city life or something longer, there is value in witnessing the day to day realities of farm life. Oh, and let’s not forget that it’s just good old-fashioned fun to get your hands in the dirt!