I bet you don’t think about farms when you consider Halloween. I certainly didn’t. At least until recently.
About 6 months ago, our family joined a sustainable meat CSA with Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma. You might remember that until last year, I hadn’t eaten meat for nearly 25 years. But I began to eat it again conservatively from farmers that produce happy animals and care for the land. We are very fortunate that such a farm exists so close to our home. Visitors get to take a tour that covers many of the farm’s 300 acres, complete with meet-and-greets with many of the pastured animals – chickens, cows, pigs and turkeys.
Aside from getting some tasty and sustainable food for our family, I also enjoy the family friendly and community building events that Tara Firma Farm offers.
Instead of spending the evening stuffing our faces with candy, we enjoyed an evening at the farm, shared food with other sustainable food lovers, and carved pumpkins, which decorated the landscape with our collective artwork.
What was your family’s favorite Halloween celebration this year?