“….But…what shoes are you going to wear?”
Those were the first words out of Matt’s mouth when I told him I was going to photograph a working farm. And, ok. I know I am not the first person you think of when you think “farm photographer”. In fact, I’m probably not even in your top ten. (Maybe my name would appear at the bottom of your top 100 list?) But this J.Crew loving, bracelet party, city girl has a growing adoration and sensitivity for locally sourced food and a huge, massive, tender heart for the treatment of animals.
The idea of conscious eating is something that is important to me. What we fuel our bodies with matters. My goal here is not to get political, but to offer awareness of farms within our area who are doing great things and making amazing strides to give our community the ability to make choices on where we source our food from. This is me, finally doing more than just talking about it.
Sunshine Harvest Farm is a small family farm dedicated to raising grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, chickens and eggs without the hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products that have become commonplace in our society. I can tell you from what I saw with my own eyes, Sunshine goes to great lengths to take phenomenal care of their animals and as someone who is a touch…sensitive to these matters, it makes a world of difference to know that these beautiful animals are being raised by humans who care about their health and happiness. If you are looking for 1/2 or full share meat CSA options, I encourage you to contact Sunshine Harvest Farm or go visit them at the following Farmers Markets:
Mill City Farmers Market (Saturdays)
Fulton Farmers Market (Saturdays)
Kingfield Farmers Market (Sundays)
Also, Sunshine’s eggs are the best I’ve ever tasted. Ever. Go pick up a dozen and thank me later. #farmfreshFTW
(And for the record, the answer to the question from the husband is obviously hot pink wellies. Duh.)