The Farm Store

by Tammy Strobel on October 2, 2012

Soon after we moved to the ranch, Logan’s mom told us about a cute little farm called, Mt. Shasta Naturally Grown, that’s close to the little house. Last week, we finally pedaled over to the store, chatted with the owner and bought a lot of fresh produce.

Dave and his wife started the farm store after they retired and moved to the valley. As we talked about their monster garden, I asked Dave about the cute little cabin near the store. Dave went on to tell us that the cabin was moved onto the property and restored a few years ago. Apparently, there were a dozen little cabins, on his property, that a Mennonite community lived in during the 1850s. I don’t know what happened to the other cabins on the property. Next time I pedal over to the store I’ll ask.

Now, Dave rents the cabin regularly. He also has a larger and more modern cottage on the property that he rents to artists who want to spend an extended period of time in the area. Logan remarked that it’s a great space for artists because it’s quiet, the views are amazing and they have access to very yummy food ten feet from their front door.

And speaking of yummy food, check out the loot we purchased last week:

1 Christie Primeaux October 2, 2012


2 Stephen October 2, 2012

Very cool :)

3 Christina Anthony October 2, 2012

Wow, this looks and sounds incredible…

4 Paul - The Kind Little Blogger October 2, 2012

Those little–are they roma?–tomatoes look absolutely devine.

5 Tammy Strobel October 2, 2012

@Paul – Yes and they were amazing little tomatoes. :)

6 Miles October 2, 2012

The most beautiful garlic and cherry tomatoes I’ve ever seen!

7 Sara October 2, 2012

Wonderful pics yet again, Tammy, and what a lovely place for artists to rent and work! The store sounds great, too, and I think you’re really lucky to be living where you are.

8 Tammy Strobel October 2, 2012

@Sara – Indeed! I’m incredibly grateful to be here. It’s an amazing place. xo.

9 Paul - The Kind Little Blogger October 3, 2012

Do you grow any of your own produce, Tammy?

10 Tammy Strobel October 3, 2012

Not yet. It’s something that we’ve been talking about doing and I’m hoping we can plan a garden soon.

11 Natalie October 3, 2012

Beautiful pictures of beautiful produce! Thanks for sharing!

12 Ceia Ylagan October 3, 2012

Those are beautiful vegetables! :) I always read your blog to be inspired to live simply and find beauty in the little things. Have a good day!

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