15 - 20 minutes in any direction from our front door will land us on the doorstep of freshness. Eggs, pork, beef, Muscovy duck, apples, pumpkins, onions, peas, tomatoes, potatoes, Bison, Emu, Ostrich, honey, goat, beans, carrots, strawberries, organic milks and cheeses, the list is endless. Endless but with a beginning. For me the beginning is Asparagus. I can find the perfect vegetable 10 minutes from my door at Barries Farm. The family offers fresh Asparagus by the pound. This year a pound will cost you $2.85. It is plump and sweet and juicy. It tastes like you would expect green to taste if it were a flavour, sunshine and fresh grass mixed with the earthy under tone of rich soil.
Barries has a very expanded offering this year of fare from neighbouring farms, meats, cheeses and and their own home preserved asparagus recipes, pickles, chutney's, soups, asparagus crackers, salsa and tortilla chips. I escaped the farm gate with restraint, my asparagus, a dozen gorgeous brown eggs and a generous bouquet of ruby coloured rhubarb.
The results were Delicious.
For my friends close enough to visit Barries you can find details and directions on their Blog http://barriesasparagus.blogspot.com/
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