We've been thinking about what Plantin' Seeds means to us (beyond the obvious, which is the food). Well, here are some of the things we've done with new friends made through farmer dinners: gone mushroom hunting; swapped cheese for beef, honey, and vegetables; been given fencing; passed on treasured baby sized hand-me-downs from our now 18 yr old twins; and traded advice on all manner of farm-related issues. It's all about connections, and deepening our relationships with like-minded people. For all of that and more, we are deeply grateful.
Adair and Tonio | Lost Ruby Farm
Plantin' Seeds invites dialogue. We do this by convening members of our community to share in an experience, often over a meal.
- At our Farmer's Dinner, for example, where our local farmers, THE 'ambassadors of the soil', come for the opportunity to engage in conversation with other farmers: The venue honors that dialogue.
- Whenever one enters the dining room of the plantin seeds farm kitchen at 99 Main, guests are invited in dialogue. As it happens, that may involve one-on-one conversations with strangers at our communal table, or dialogue among tables.
- Taste Education Dinners and varied Workshops start with the specific - a themed meal concept or a lesson in pickling, mushroom log inoculation, cooking with your local csa share… and develop into conversations with strangers, raising awareness of the intersections we share… far beyond the initial event's topic.
- Seasonal Equinox and Solstice Farm Walks draw souls intrigued by the mysteries of land. Following a quiet walk through fields, and woodlands, along the Housatonic River and nearby gardens, the campfire beckons, offering a light supper and shared story.