sourced from the earth

Here at home, we are celebrating Mother Nature by sourcing all things local. While Kevin and I work towards sourcing our nourishment from our own backyard, for now, we are blessed to be surrounded by local farms. Our small town of Honey Brook graces us with neighbors who stock our fridge with eggs, cheese, meat, produce and greenhouse plants.

Food runs a strong parallel to our business. We believe in the power of supporting local – we find comfort in having a connection to where we spend our money. We choose to support honest humans who prosper where they are gifted. It's fulfilling to make others feel good and blossom where they are meant to be.

This Earth Day, we slow roasted a farm fresh chicken from Hartz Natural Food Store for tonight's dinner celebration. Some say buying local or organic is too expensive. For us, making the life change required a slight shift in mentality: quality vs. quantity. We keep our portions humble to keep our body and minds wholesome. Additionally, we try to use every food scrap we can. The $12 chicken roast will provide dinner while the leftovers will make chicken salad and bone broth. Tomorrow I will simmer the bones with vegetable scraps (peels from onions, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes; the tops of celery and beets; herb and broccoli stems etc) for an all natural broth that will be used in future dinner meals or homemade soup. My lovely midwife, Kate Aseron, published a cookbook that covers the basics of bone broth making along with a slew of other hearty recipes. You can find the Kindle version here.

Tell us: what is your favorite meal to serve up?

(dinner recipes follow)

ryan + cindy - john james audubon center

Ryan is one of three boys; all dear childhood friends who lived across the street from my family. They are bound to be a part of every fond memory on Waterview Road. For Kevin and I to be a part of this wedding day, in even the smallest way, was such an honor. To top it off, Ryan + Cindy were our first rental since launching holmespun; talk about a beautiful entry into the future of our business!

& his bride, Cindy. I couldn't dream up such a good-hearted soul for Ryan to share this life with. Their many days ahead are destined to be a sublime one stuffed with worldly travels, many cats (chasing Phish) and them beaming smiles.

Her flawless taste in finding just the right wedding vendors / design certainly contributes to all the magic in their day. I mean...a photographer who snaps in digital AND film?! Talk about high school, photo-student nostalgia!

(ladder, shelving and stumps provided by holmespun)


Venue: John James Audubon    |    Photography by Schon Photography    |    Florals by Beautiful Blooms Events