The air is finally crisp and it is beginning to look a lot like autumn. This shift in seasons has left us feeling reinvigorated and inspired to create. A team of our collaborators recently took to Far Meadow in the High Sierras for dinner al fresco and the creation of new memories. Staying at Boutique Homes’ Far Meadow property, Laura Austin captured photos as chef and co-owner of La Hoja Luke Reyes prepared a meal full of fresh ingredients from The Kern Family Farm while others enjoyed the fresh mountain air.
The Kern Family Farm is a multigenerational farm nestled on the bluffs of the San Joaquin River in Northern California. Having recently opened a fresh produce and health food store front, The Gnarly Carrot, the farm is a wonderful union of community and health. I spoke to Rebecca Kern over at the farm and asked her and her family what they believe the most important reasons for supporting local farmers are.
“Firstly, to actually know your farmer and where and how your food is grown is a powerful thing to me. Building relationships, being there to answer questions, and to share both the joys and challenges of farming are very important aspects of the farmer to consumer connection. Also, we buy as local as we can, thus keeping more dollars in the community. Finally, the average product in the average store travels over 1600 miles from source to consumer, so we strive to reduce that large carbon footprint.”
The gorgeous, colorful, and fresh feast prepared is inspiration alone to support your local farmer, a feat that is easily accomplished by taking a trip down to the farmer’s market. The palette of flavors is complimented by Boutique Home’s lovely A-Frame abode.
The Far Meadow property is located in a beautiful remote location in the middle of the Sierra National Forest. 14 miles above Bass Lake on the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, the property is surrounded by hiking trails, secret swimming holes, and majestic pockets of natural beauty. The home itself is unique in layout – it has one bedroom, can sleep up to four people, and is intimate and spacious at once.
I can’t help but be inspired to host an alternative Friendsgiving or New Year’s Eve soiree with some of my closest loved ones at the Far Meadow property. The options are truly abundant and a winter feast outside amongst some of your most favored personalities sounds like a splendid way to commence the holiday season. Book your stay at Boutique Homes’ Far Meadow property here.