Andy and I (Julia) both grew up in rural Maine. We met almost four years ago, and we started dating soon after. We’ve known for a long time that we’re meant for each other, and that we want to spend our lives together.
As a newly married couple, we plan to start our own small organic farm. We want to grow vegetables and fruits, make maple syrup and pickles and raise animals for meat and eggs. The reasons we are pursuing farming are many. We want to work for ourselves, we enjoy being outdoors and active, and we love having projects to work on. We get a lot of satisfaction from providing for our own basic needs. We believe deeply that fresh, whole foods are essential for healthy living. We are disturbed by the American diet and it’s focus on highly processed (and subsidized) food-like substances. We want to do our part to bring fresh, healthy, whole foods to people of all economic backgrounds. We love to watch plants and animals grow, and we just love to eat good food!
We hope to share this love of fresh food with around 100 guests at our wedding this September. We rented out a summer camp for the weekend, and we enlisted friends and family to help us cook. We’re planning to grow much of the food we will serve at the dinner reception, including chickens and a variety of vegetables. We’re lucky to live at Medomak Camp in Washington, Maine, where the owners are letting us use around 7,500 square feet of land for our garden and the adjacent field for our chickens.
Since we don’t have much money (and we’d rather spend the money we have on farmland) we’re also trying to spend as little on the wedding as possible. This blog will follow our efforts, from planning and recipe testing to planting and harvesting to cooking and eating. Enjoy!