Last week I talked about some great neighborly food shopping spots in Litchfield County – including a mention of Arethusa Farm for its incredible dairy products. But what I have come to learn is that Arethusa Farm is a major dairy operation that is owned owned and by the people who also own Manolo Blahnik – George Malkemus and Anthony Yurgaitis….
“Good fences make good neighbors”
– Mending Wall, Robert Frost
While this saying has been integrated into the lexicon of contemporary culture, no one has addressed the question that logically follows: What then do FANTASTIC fences make?
For me, the answer is just over the hill from my still-pretty-new-very-old-house in Litchfield County at Maple Bank Farm. And they are GREAT neighbors!
One of the oldest family-run-farms in the United States, Maple Bank has maintained a delightful farmstand since the 19th century, offering organic produce, dairy, meat and fresh baked goods. And it is less than two minutes away from my house…
I am thankful for many things.
I am thankful for my family and friends, and the opportunity to have hosted some of them this Thanksgiving.
I am grateful for my talented, smart and beautiful daughter, my good health, and our many good fortunes.
And I am grateful for my ability to see, hear, taste, touch, and experience the extraordinary things in my life.