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Friday Favorite: Meeting You

August 31st, 2012

In this day in age it’s very common to know someone and yet to never have actually met them in person. Every now and then I get the opportunity to meet one of my blog readers and it’s always fun. Earlier this spring , Mr Chiots and I stayed with a blog reader in Maine. She said it was kind of funny to meet me in person because she knew so much about me having read my blog, but I knew nothing about her.

Yesterday evening I had the chance to meet another blog reader. Her and her husband came down to Chiot’s Run for dinner. I made homemade pasta and topped it with garden fresh veggies. She headed home with my cold frame and a few plants for her garden.

We enjoyed good food and lots of great conversation. In fact, it almost got dark while we were talking over empty plates and we almost missed the garden tour. A month or two ago, another reader stopped by for brunch when she happened to be in the area. I truly enjoy meeting and chatting with my blog readers in person, it’s certainly a pleasure to get a glimpse into your lives. If you’re ever in midcoast Maine, contact me. Swing by for coffee, a meal or even a night or two, we’d be happy to meet you in person!

Have you ever met an internet friend before?

Meeting the FoodCyclist

October 21st, 2010

While Mr Chiots and were driving around the back roads of Main we happened upon this sign:

Now if any of you have read any of Eliot Coleman’s books, you know that this is his farm. We stopped in to see what kinds of beautiful vegetables were available and what his farm stand carts look like.

The stand was filled with his famous carrots, and all other sorts of beautiful farm fresh organic vegetables. If we hadn’t been traveling I would have purchased some beets and some cabbage and probably some leeks.

Since we had little room in our cooler, I only had room for a big bag of carrots and some arugula. The carrots were roasted with a fresh chicken from a local farm when we got home. The arugula was enjoyed on sandwiches while we were on the road. This particular sandwich was made of: cheese, arugula, a tomato brought from home, local cheese, and guacamole on homemade bread.

While we were there we met Chad who’s working at Four Season Farm and we also met John the Food Cyclist who happens to be planning to bike around the world visiting organic farms. We chatted with him for a while about his trip and all the interesting things him and his wife are doing. Head on over to his blog to read about his trip.

It’s always great to meet like-minded folks and chat with them. It’s encouraging to know that there are so many out there that have many of the same convictions we do about organic gardening and local eating. John and Chad were just a few of the many interesting like-minded folks we chatted with on vacation.

Have you ever met any interesting folks while on vacation?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.