A few years back, I picked up Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and yes, I did make my book club read it (thank you ladies!). At the same time I became a shareholder at the Powisset Farm CSA. Perhaps it was the reading and the eating that worked together, but something changed in the way I was making choices for my family and my work as an artist.
The thrill of walking out into a field to pick beans off a vine (green, yellow and even purple varieties) or lifting a leaf and finding tiny ruby colored strawberries (and “sampling”… who could resist?). It was just so fresh! I started to dread those trips to the grocery store where I had to admit to myself that I didn’t know much about what I was buying.
With this sudden change in lifestyle, my work as a potter changed. I started to delve into what makes a piece of pottery functional, not just pretty. How what we eat and what we choose to serve that food in really do go hand in hand. Why wouldn’t you choose a handmade, one of a kind bowl to eat the lovely fresh local tomatoes in? It’s a wonderful experience! One just needs to make the choice to do so.
This Saturday, May 21st, Powisset Farm, located at
37 Powisset Road in , will host their Spring Farm Fest from 1-5pm. Vendors will include wonderful local businesses and organizations that support sustainability, local agriculture, buying local and building community. There will be local farmers, gardeners, potters and many community groups and non-profit organizations. There will be farm tours, guided ecological walks, and live music. This Fest marks the start of the new season. If you haven’t been to Powisset before, bring your whole family and be prepared to fall in love…. Dover
Lisa WB Walker pottery will be for sale at the Powisset Farm Spring Fest. She supports sustainability, local agriculture, buying local and building community.