Yesterday, I shared my fun experience with Chipotle at Reggae on the Block but a couple days later, I got to attend another fun event.
We got to take a tour around Lake Meadow Naturals farm. This meant a lot to me because I’ve been grocery shopping at this farm store for years but never got to see where the food came from.
Farmer Dale took us in the incubation room.
We were able to witness eggs hatching.
Eggs that are meant for eating are placed on this lit conveyer belt for quality control. If the egg is cracked, you can see it in the light.
Washed in organic soap after they’ve passed the test.
and packed to be sold in their farm store.
Fio is a pro.
Chicken coop glamour shots.
Every Saturday, you have the option to pick your own eggs at the farm. Farmer Dale said this idea came about when he had 32 UCF students on his farm. At that time, only 3 people from that group would eat the farm fresh eggs. Their reasoning: the eggs were never refrigerated, their coloring was brown and they were outside. After he witnessed these reactions, Farmer Dale knew he had educate people about fresh, whole food.
Typically, sheep have twins. If they have triplets, one of them dies because the mother doesn’t have enough nipples for all three babies. Lake Meadow Naturals takes in third babies at their farm, where they nurse them every two hours. Last year, they had 13 babies. Luckily, they only have a handful right now.
They have their own produce on property.
I’ve never had one before and got to try them for the first time, I’m a fan!
Farmer Dale let us eat green beans fresh from the garden.
Most of us in the group have never consumed a raw green bean until then. I loved how sweet they were.
So many breathtaking views.
The star of the show. Chef Tonda Corrente from La Femme Du Fromage. She spoiled us. <3
Tonda, if you read this, adopt me.
Do I really need to say anything?
Ugh, so tasty.
This beautiful room was my favorite in the house because it overlooked the estate.
Lake Meadow Naturals farm store provides local produce.
They even had an assortment of gluten free pastas.
I purchased a box of Butternut Squash Fusili (brown rice). I’ll most likely share my thoughts and what I paired with it soon.
An array of gourmet cheese.
At the end of the day, I felt inspired. It warmed my heart to see people love doing that they do. To be able to have such a passion with virtue is something I long for.
Thank you so much for the wonderful day, Lake Meadow Naturals, Tonda Corrente and Chipotle!
10000 Mark Adam Road
Photo credit: Fiorella .