|We're going on a bus trip . . .|
|Passionate Organic Farmer, Mike Brabo|
After offered an intriguing history of Vesterbrook Farm as well as a geology lesson of the area, which even I could follow, we were directed to the plastic bags.
|Ready, Set, Grab a Bag|
|The Largest Beet Winner|
|The Chioggia Beet|
Next stop on the bus tour, Overlook Farm, where we ate from their bounty at the Clarksville Station Restaurant. A single piece of paper, titled Summer 2011 Menu was presented with seven or eight mouthwatering choices. My buddy ordered the bleu cheese angus burger while I ordered the Hilty grilled chicken sandwich smothered in cheese. Freshly-squeezed lemonade along with homemade potato chips with not too much salt and just the right amount of crunch accompanied our meals. Since we shared sandwiches, I can say with absolute certainty (according to the buds in my mouth), both meals were juicy and straight-from-the-garden fresh. We ate inside, but a beautiful lavender-colored courtyard complete with lilac-colored Adirondack chairs and light purple wisteria vines adjacent to the restaurant called to us for a return visit in the near future.
|The courtyard framed by the windows at Clarksville Station Restaurant is calling for our return.|
|Crown Valley Port House|
|Crown Valley Port House Storage|
Ready for naptime, our tour was not over yet. On our return home, we stopped in downtown Clarksville for some perusal of handcrafted work by local Missouri artists. We sniffed and tested various body spray and lotion combinations at the factory and retail shop Bee Naturals, tried on the beautiful glass jewelry crafted at Clarksville Glassworks, and fondled handmade leather purses and rings at The Bent Tree Gallery.
|A picture at The Bent Tree Gallery after our homemade button bracelet purchase.|
*This blog is dedicated to Cory, the Guard Donkey, a permanent member of the Vesterbrook Farm family once exiled from his previous place of residence for being quite the "ladies' man."
|Cory, the Guard Donkey|