Thursday, February 19, 2009

Persimmon Persuasion

Persimmons from my friend's farm. While they're not my favorite summer food (they're not in season), these were the best fruit I have ever eaten! Not everything good happens in the summer. My friend Jessica and I went to a conference near Trace's farm, so he gave us a tour. We picked the persimmons right from the tree on a cold winter morning, and they were amazing. Sunkist sweet with citrus and honey. Mmmm.

Trace and Jessica

My friend Trace, his partner Kristen, and two friends Noel and Danielle bought a farm together. They left Wilmington for "greener pastures" in Silk Hope, NC. They're calling their farm Circle Acres. You can read all about it at Trace's blog Cricket Bread. Trace is an awe-inspiring person. He is everything that's good in the world, and he works daily to spread it. Plus he's really funny and just the most perfect writer. He makes the most complex of topics seem approachable.

I'm thinking alot about those persimmons today. When those persimmons are in season next, I will be living there. That's right. Parrish and I are moving. We're not moving onto the farm, but we are moving into the middle of the state of NC. Most folks find it hard to believe that we would want to leave the coast, but I like hills...and farms...and the community in the "Triangle". I'm hoping to become even more involved with sustainable agriculture with this transition. More details on the big move later.

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My favorite summer food: Fresh Organic tomatoes right off the vine. Warm and juicy with a little salt and pepper. Yum!


NaTy said...

wow. small world. i grew up in "the triangle" and my family still lives in chapel hill :)

Meg said...

What an exciting move!

I have never had a Persimmon.

Marlow said...

What a small world! We'll have to do a blogger "meet up" over a holiday!

Meg said...

Unfortunately, I can't do sunflower seeds either. I have allergies to peanuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds.