Being a part of this show is a great privilege for me. The first time I saw an episode, sometime last spring, I thought - "This girl is the new Julia Child! And has some cute boots, too!" - and I promptly sent a weblink to all of my friends and family. Not only is Inga charming and the show entertaining, the mission lines up almost exactly with my own - to connect people with the land and the farms and the farmers who provide their food. On the episode with me, Inga is exploring the trend of farm stay bed and breakfast enterprises like mine, and the opportunities such farms present to bring even more people out to interact intimately with rural places. I am so thankful to her and to her crew (which includes her dad, Rick) for the exposure they bring to small family-scaled entrepreneurial farm operations. "Come on out to the country and see all we have to offer here!" is the show's theme, and it is very much my theme as well. Of course, my farm's actual motto is "Play with your food!" and we certainly did plenty of that for the episode, too.
Inga, who has a little dairy farm of her own called St. Isisdore's Mead, produces her own artisan cheese and I make goat cheese here. She had fun milking one of my dairy goats, Mochi, but found it to be a bit different from milking her cows! We picked veggies from the garden and she made my bed and breakfast guests a frittatta, while I made zucchini chocolate bundt cakes decorated with raspberries and edible confetti.