It’s an open farm weekend at Yellow Springs Farm so we stopped by to visit goats ūüźź and pick up a couple of native plants for the garden.

Yellow Springs Farm is open until 4 PM today Saturday and tomorrow (Sunday, September 2 from 10 AM – 4 PM)

happy first day of spring!

goatsToday is the first day of spring.¬† To some that means a free cup of Rita’s water ice somewhere, but to me it means soon there will be¬†open farm days at Yellow Springs Farm.¬†¬† In honor of the first day of spring I am posting a photo I took last spring of baby goats a/k/s “the kids”.¬†¬† How cute are they?

Yellow Springs Farm for those not familiar grows amazing native plants and is a local fixture at many farmers’ markets due to their absolutely fabulous goat cheeses and local honey.

Their open farm days will be in May.    May 11-12, 18-19, and 25.  Visit their website for more information. www.yellowspringsfarm.com

They are located at 1165 Yellow Springs Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425.  They also offer Natural Landscape design consultation and you can order plants online.

I however, suggest going to an open farm day.¬† Catherine and Al’s farm is truly a beautiful place to visit.¬† I have been buying their plants for years.

Happy first day of spring all!




the kids are all right

I had SO much fun this afternoon!¬† It was an Open Farm Day at my friend Catherine’s Yellow Springs Farm in Chester Springs, PA.

(Incidentally, tomorrow, May 13th is another Open Farm Day and Native Plant Sale day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – the address is 1165 Yellow Springs Road.)

She has awesome goats, so yes I was a little obsessed with the kids in the herd – they are super cute and very sweet.

We also bought some fabulous artisanal cheeses – a couple of chevres, Red Leaf, and Nutcracker….and one more I forget the name of right now.

I got my plant fix¬†– the Renzis’ plants are¬†awesome.¬†¬†¬† This is¬† the third garden I have added them to.

But the other thing is this Рthe farm is a little slice of heaven.  The setting is utterly bucolic, and the staff friendly.

So if you were going to pick a farm to try, this would be my pick.  Check them out on Open Farm Days and other Open House events.  Or find them at a local farmers market, or sign up for their goat cheese CSA.  You can also call or e-mail them for an appointment, and they look for volunteers and interns too.

Buy fresh, buy local…in Chester County!