Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Dozen Eggs

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day and I had a great time participating in the Earth Day celebration at Nature's Temptations.


Here are just a few of the highlights:

I snacked on free samples from local company SuperSeedz - my favorite were the curry seasoned pumpkin seeds. I tried amazing cheese from Pampered Cow. One of my favorite freebies of the day was from Snow Hill Farm - a green bean seed in compost wrapped in a cute little bundle. And since our table was next to Woodcock Nature Center I learned a lot about bobcats, box turtles, and "Monty" the African ball python.

At the end of the day I met Rachel, co-owner of The Cutting Board in Ridgefield, CT. They use locally grown and organic ingredients whenever possible. Rachel even mentioned the restaurant has its own greenhouse so they can grow a lot of what they serve. All I can say is: I need to try this restaurant!

But truly, my favorite story of the day, is about a local arborist, Russell Andrew. He visited The Natural Princess table and we started chatting about food and nature. Come to find out he lives on about 8 acres and has chickens (for eggs) and even a few pet pygmy goats. It was so interesting. Such a fun person to meet! Well, later that day his wife and family came down to the festivities and gave us a dozen eggs from their pastured hens. How awesome is that?

I feel honored to have been involved in so many fantastic Earth Day celebrations this year.
Now let's all try to Earth Day Every Day!
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