Getting to Wilson Farms, in Lexington is not an easy commute, it is nightmarish. I can lose a whole day doing the grocery shopping. Still, I am committed to eating a healthy natural and largely organic diet. I am committed to supporting local farmers rather than supporting corporate farming practices that are killing off our bees, poisoning us all, and contributing to the global warming problems. So, it is worth it to me, to support myself on healthy food and to support small farmers. I don’t just do this though for myself and for the small farmers. I do it for every person that breathes the air, and likes to drink safe water. I will waste whole days of my time to try to make the world a little better for everyone I share this planet with. It is crucial now in the days of Pink Slime, and global warming when chicken nuggets are full of yuch to be very mindful of the choices we make and how they affect us, and everyone else in the world. So though I have to take an expensive cab ride and often find myself stranded out there in Lexington for half the day or more because of shoddy cab service out there, I go anyway.
When ever I go because of how hard it is to get to, I always buy a lot…. You can see from my heaping shopping cart full of bags. Wilson’s is fun, they carry many plants and vegetables, and seeds to grow your own and everything else you need to plant and keep a garden. They know how to ring in the seasons. Seasonal produce, but also haunted houses for Halloween, pumpkins everywhere and other seasonal decor and Halloween decorations. For me, this is very special because it is my first Halloween in the USA in….. A half dozen years. And let me tell you, Europe has a great many wonderful things as does Canada, but Halloween, is not among them. I have missed it for so very long. There may be no money right now to do a celebration properly, but once a week in the fall I still get out to Wilson’s to do my shopping and for a short time I am surrounded by the season and what was my favorite holiday as a child.
Wilson’s has both an inside section and an outdoor section which is great. Inside you find fewer plants but even more groceries and even old fashioned candy and other high end edibles. I love the quality of the produce too. They also stack their beautiful produce up outside as well. It looks beautiful out in the sunlight.
My favorite thing at Wilson’s, might be the seasonal yummy treats that they make on site. For example, last time I was there I saw these beautiful candy apples.
They were also making apple cider donuts! I had never seen anything like that before but it looked so yummy and I was all out of money….. The girl behind the booth, was so very nice, she just gave me one for free as a sample. Wilson’s should give her a raise. Because I am going to rave about how absolutely delicious they are. So yummy and good and fresh….. Here are some photos of the apple cider donuts, rolled in sugar and what would I give for the recipe to make these at home?! Just about anything. Wilson’s should sell these for more money! They are that kinda good. And they make a sweet fresh country style snack during Apple Season.
And the last photo, all these delicious donuts all lined up, warm and ready to be eaten!
In a day and age when we seem to be living further and further from what is natural and healthy, taking the time and putting in the effort to go to places like Wilson’s gives meaning to life and brings us in tune with our body’s needs as well as a deeper need that runs in all of us to return to what is real and good and to be in harmony with the planet upon which we live.