Posted on June 27th, 2012
Sometimes I ask myself: What the hell am I doing? I am buying fish, selling fish, trying to keep my own books, blogging, writing, marketing for my new business and trying keep a sultry yet fishy image of GTFB fresh in your minds at all times.
But along with getting the fish from the ocean to your mouths and whencewhile making some sort of a living for myself, there is something much greater than bizz-nazz to all of this. That “bigger picture” relates to community, ecology and economy, a mission that smart people call the TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE.
Sometimes through fish I get to meet people that are so inspiring that they blow my mind! Recently in my research for the upcoming launch of my Fish Club I met this awesome farmer named Bri who runs Terra Firma Farms in Stonington, Connecticut.
This chick takes the cake, she is a total farm-babe and she is a very busy one at that. She runs an animal/egg farm, a multi-faceted CSA and an educational summer / after school camp for local children. The kids she brings into her farm interact with all of the animals, they learn responsibility by completing their farm chores and do wicked-fun farm-y, outdoors-y stuff like going on hikes and creating nature crafts. I don’t know how she manages to keep up with all of these projects (must be all the farm fresh food she eats), but when I met her she had a ton of super positive energy and her whole farm does too. If you live in the area and want to get rid of your child for a few hours each day, I would highly recommend talking to Bri at Terra Firma. If you don’t live in the area and you want to jumpstart your creativity with some real inspiration, just check out her website and you will catch a glimpse of somebody who has a huge heart and enough energy to pursue and live a REAL DREAM. Creatin’ jobs, educatin’ kids, bringin’ people fresh healthy food straight from the earth: the fruits of farm labor. Terra Firma is a project that will fuel MY fire to keep plugging away at all the good stuff that I have my heart set on.
KEEP IT REAL, EAT LOCAL, BE NICE.
peace and love, GTFB