Springtime at Clark Farm

In lieu of  a recipe today, I’m going to share with you some photos I took while visiting Clark Farm in Carlisle, MA this afternoon, during their “Meet the Baby Lambs” event! It was such a beautiful, calming way to spend the afternoon and I’m so happy I made the time to drive out there. Andrew and Diana Rodgers live at and run the farm, providing a connection to nature and nutrition for their community through a CSA. Actually, through 6 CSAs: summer, fall, pick-your-own, flower, eggs, and meat, all certified organic. It’s so refreshing to see the start of the season budding: the birth of new animals alongside budding kale and kohlrabi in the greenhouse signals it is time for change.

I almost think this time should be considered “the new year”. I find myself with more motivation to make positive change and move closer towards the life I want to lead now, than on the first of the year. Why do we pressure ourselves to transition into spring mode, unnaturally, when our bodies really are still in hibernation mode for quite some time after New Year’s? I’m all for staying healthy year-round, taking the time to enjoy the small things, laughing, breathing, etc. But I’m starting to feel far more rejuvenated now than in the dead of winter. But I digress!

In perfect balance with the farm, Diana is a Certified Nutritional Therapist through her business Radiance Nutritional Therapy. She focuses on nutrient density and whole foods, emphasizing a Paleo lifestyle and works with her clients to make small changes. Although I just met the two of them today, I really get the impression they’re the “walk the talk” type — creating nutrient-dense food, providing it to their community, recommending it to clients, and eating it themselves. A complete circle.

They’re having a “Meet the Baby Chicks” event on Sunday, May 19 from 12-2PM. I highly recommend you check it out if you’re in the area!

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