I went to this beautiful farm in the beginning of May when I was on the Spring Farm, Food, and Wine Tour with Deb’s Kitchen.
Windrose is a 50 acre family farm in San Luis Obispo County, owned by Bill and Barbara Spencer. They have vegetables, apples, stone fruit and they also raise sheep. The farm is currently organic and is now transitioning to be a biodynamic farm.
I didn’t fully know what biodynamic farming meant. I thought it was a farm that was self sustaining and organic, but actually the definition of biodynamic farming goes much further than that. Here is a website that I think really explains it much better than I can: What is biodynamic farming?
Though there is a huge drought happening right now in California, this farm is doing well due to its healthy water table. There are also many natural wells on the land that they pull from. Windrose is one of the few farms in the area that is not as affected by the drought.
At the time I was there, you could see all kinds of veggies, lettuces, and greens growing.
These lettuces were incorporated into our yummy lunch that day. We had a frittata, roasted potatoes, and a mixed green salad – oh and it was served with a lovely rose wine, of course.
I also made some new furry friends.
Windrose Farm has 6 acres of apples and stone fruit trees. They were just starting to bloom when we were there.
At lunch time there was a beautiful communal table in the yard of the farm house underneath a massive tree that is several hundred years old.
Fresh bread was made for us at lunch time in the beautiful farm house kitchen. I think it lasted about 5.7 seconds on the table. It was delicious.
All these images were shot with my Canon 5D Mark ii and a 24-105mm zoom lens. I processed all the images in Adobe Lightroom. I will do a post on the “before” and “after” with several of the images to show you how you can take an image that you would think is a throw away, to a really nice shot.
This is not a sponsored post. Chef Deb is a good friend of mine and we had a fabulous trip!
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