A group of Slow Food Saddleback supporters enjoyed a wonderful morning on Buena Vista Farm on 8 May. Our hosts Fiona and Adam Walmsley showed us all the animal practices and garden growth that makes this farm such a special supplier of wholesome food and fermented goodies.
After a wander around the farm, seeing the pigs, cattle and goats it was off to the Market Garden where Emmy King described her growing methods, introduced us to her tools and compost practices and worm farming successes. Lots of hard work and soil enhancement appears to be the secret to success. A visit to the chickens followed, and all on a sunny day. Luckily since then the area has had some much needed rain.
And then to a country morning tea, homemade scones and cakes, homegrown coffee and cheeses, honey and other treats.
So special to see an ethically inspired animal production unit, and gardens to inspire the soul!
Our thanks go to all the people who make Buena Vista so special.