Jennifer, Nate, Jasper, some (mostly) friendly bees and about an acre of leased land on Sauvie Island is Two Forks Farm. I’ll really try to not talk about Jasper too much, but if you ever meet this kid you’ll understand.
If you’ve been reading my posts you’ll know that Two Forks is responsible for the famed fava beans that I just can’t get enough of.
Two Forks has a tiny little stand at the Buckman Farmers’ Market where they sell their wares out of galvanized steel tubs while greeting each shopper with the kindness and generosity they show their produce, and each other. They are some of the nicest folks you’ll ever meet. Trust me, you want this family growing your food.
Jennifer graciously invited me up to the farm on Wednesday morning so I could take a look around and make some pictures. What you’ll see in this post is sustainable farming, healthy weeds and the smartest six year old I’ve ever come across. Did you know that it’s the female mosquito that sucks your blood for the proteins? And the males consume flower nectar? I didn’t. Not until Jasper.
When I arrived on Wednesday he immediately posed for a picture, (read: ham) asked me a few a questions, then gave me a thorough tour of the farm introducing me to cucumber beetles, perfect summer squash and wild blackberries-one of the best things about the farm, according to J.
I left with a head of fresh-cut red leaf lettuce under my arm of which I nibbled on the way home.