This week's farm tour adventure was at Salamander Springs Farm in Haddock. When I arrived everyone was busy preparing to go berry picking at a neighboring farm. We met at the kitchen area that was oh-so-cutely decorated.
My tour guide, Anna, was from Macon and has been frequently the farm for about four years. She took me to the new library first. Turns out the whole place is as unique as the kitchen. In the library, built totally from recycled materials, there was a map of the farm drawn by local Milledgeville artist, Shelby Spooner.
We then toured the fields and the hoop house, I found it full of an assortment of produce and herbs. "Field" feels like the wrong word- it was more like an elaborate garden. The landscape was full of the personality of the owner and others. Anna told me that owner Debbie Waugh encourages the workers to express themselves through an art project. Workers, also known as WWOOFers (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) come to work and stay at Salamander Springs from all over the world. As we strolled past the hippie hot tub (bath tub you can light a fire underneath) we came upon the meditation/yoga hut. The front was decorated by one of the past contributors. Nothing more inviting than a mediation hut in the woods where pants are optional!
Salamander Springs donated rattle snake beans, leeks, scallions, and herbs for our cooking demo this week. I'm thinking maybe a hummus and some herbal tea? Stop by the Nourish Cooking Demo booth to check it out!
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