Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fresh Vegetables

After lunch Mike, Leslie, John and I stopped in at the park office to inquire about local attractions and such so we could plan our day.  The office worker told us about the Jiffy plant which was just short drive to Chelsea.  That sounded like a fun idea so off to Chelsea we went.  We found the Jiffy plant with no problem and went inside to inquire about taking the tour.  Unfortunately, we missed the tours for today.  The receptionist checked the computer for tomorrow’s tours to see if they were full.  We were a little surprised that there were so many large groups of  people touring the Jiffy plant in this small town.  The next available tour was 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.  We all looked at each other and told her, “No.  That is too early.”  The look she gave us was funny.  I bet she thought we were nuts but we just don’t get in a hurry in the morning unless we have too.   She checked the schedule for the 1:00 p.m. tour and found it was not full so we signed up for that.   She also told us about the Chelsea Fest that begins tomorrow.  It will be centered around the town’s clock tower located across the road from the plant so we will already have a great parking spot.  Sounds like something interesting to do. 
The clock tower across the road from the Jiffy plant.
The Jiffy plant.
After leaving the Jiffy plant we rode around town just to see what else was there.  We saw a Montana RV dealership and pulled in.   It is always interesting to see what they put in the new units.  When we got too hot we left and stopped at the McDonalds for some cold drinks.  By this time it was late afternoon so we headed back toward Stockbridge.  As we drove along the back roads admiring the scenery we noticed a sign for an organic vegetable farm.  We stopped in to see what produce they had.  The owner had a walk in cooler with vegetables she had harvested that morning.  Leslie purchased some summer squash, Swiss chard and Yukon potatoes.  
The Family Circle Centennial Farm is in the first year of business.  It is owned by the daughter of a farmer who has owned the land and farmed for more than 40 years.  She purchased a small portion of his farmland for this organic vegetable farm.  Her father still grows soybeans and corn. 
This is the owner of the farm harvesting a few more potatoes for us.   It doesn’t get any fresher than that.
Tonight we played a round of 10 Penny and I can’t believe I won with a score of 70.  That only happens every once in a while.   After our game we had dinner at Mike and Leslie’s.  She prepared a wonderful meal from the fresh vegetables that were purchased today.  It was so good.  I forgot to take a picture of the food, again! Thanks to Mike and Leslie for a delicious dinner. 
I remembered to get a picture of our site and Mike and Leslie’s site.
Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

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