A Full Day On The Farm

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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What a day! My brain is totally spinning, but in a very good way! :mrgreen:

In the past 48 hours, I’ve learned soooo much about organics, dairy farms, and farmers. I cannot wait to share it with all of you! It’ll likely take me a few days to recap everything, so please bear with me. If you have questions along the way, don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll do my best to get them all answered! 😀

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I’m absolutely exhausted from a full day on the farm, so here’s just a quick recap of my eats for the day.

After breakfast, we drove from northern Vermont to southern New Hampshire, so, of course, it made perfect sense to stop at Ben & Jerry’s in Waterbury, VT. I mean, it was on the way! 😉

I ended up ordering a kid’s size Half Baked. Yuuum! I love ice cream! 😀

We enjoyed lunch at one of the farmers’ homes, so there will be a recap of that later this week.

On the drive to the organic vegetable farm, I did some serious damage to a box of Annie’s Bunny Grahams. Seriously, someone should have taken these away from me! 😯

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Dinner was at Republic in Manchester, New Hampshire. Republic uses local, sustainable, and organic products whenever possible, and their motto is “Keep it local. No farms, no food.” Pretty cool, right?

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A chalkboard in the front of the restaurant lists all the local places where they get their food.

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After a long day, I was more than ready for a glass of wine. Republic offers a great $2 per glass deal before 9:00 PM everyday. (I wish we had deals like this in Boston! ;-))

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To start, the table enjoyed some fresh baked bread with a sesame-olive oil dipping sauce. I ate 2 or 3 pieces with the oil.

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The table also shared the Mediterranean Sampler, which was one of the daily specials.

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It included an eggplant chickpea spread, roasted red peppers, quiona salad, lentil salad, and fresh arugula. I made myself a plate and dug right in.

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For my entree, I ordered the Roasted Beet Salad, which came with roasted beets (duh!), orange slices, hazelnuts, goat cheese, and mint. (The goat cheese was a special request by me.)

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For dessert, the group shared an order of Greek Donuts, which were deep fried dough balls dipped in honey and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Mmm! These donuts practically melted in my mouth.

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Barnstorming bloggers: Kristina, Valerie, Anne, and me! 😀

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My bed is calling my name!

Goooooood night!

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74 Comments

  1. I just got back from a business trip and told myself I’d delete everything from my Google reader, but I obviously could NOT miss your Stonyfield recap. I love everything about what you’ve told us so far. Can’t wait to read more!!

  2. Wow! Look how much fun you are having! I’m jealous. I have only been to Vermont once, but feel quite shafted at the fact I didn’t get to go to B&J!!! Half baked is my fave! Good choice! Also, you are brilliant for adding the goat cheese. Awesome combo. I would’ve done the same thing!

  3. Manchester is right next to my home town! My sister was actually just telling me about Republic and it sounds really great. I can’t wait to go back to NH and go there. 🙂

  4. Tina,

    This is unrelated to your (cute) post today, but really wanted to ask for your advice.

    I will be moving in with my boyfriend sometime next month and I wanted to ask you if youhave any advice. You and Mal seem to never annoy each other and live in great harmony… perfect roommates !! 🙂 Any tips on keeping it fresh when you live together? Thanks!

  5. It looks like y’all are having such a good time! I love your Stonyfield gear. And I really want that Mediterranean sampler. Yum!

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