We took the first of our weekend vacations. The Old Order Mennonite family that runs our CSA invited shareholders to visit the farm.
Our kids rode in a pony cart and picked berries. The neatly capped women served grass-fed beef burgers with fresh tomatoes, greens, and homemade buns.
I'm fascinated by this life, but I don't romanticize it. My family looks lazy and wasteful in comparison.
Above, Habegger Amish Market, Scottsville Kentucky
We stopped at a few markets on the way home, where we priced bulk flour, bought cheese, and sampled cookie ice cream sandwiches that didn't come out of a box.
If you are interested in simplicity or frugality, think about making a trip to the old-fashioned world.
Like me, you may come home with a renewed sense of purpose.
Previous trips to Mennonite bulk markets include Cane Creek Market, Lobelville, TN; Metter Farm Market, Metter, GA; and the Swiss Pantry in Belvedere, TN.