On Sunday, May 19, three of us New Englanders from the Village Green Network met up in Northampton, Mass.
Northampton (Craig’s home) is a great city for
nerds folks like us: a lot of good locally/sustainably/ethically-sourced real food, thriving local farms and businesses, a strong culture of alternative wellness, used books and thrift stores, and lots of bikes and tattoos and green space.
We met for a lovely brunch at the Dirty Truth Beer Hall, spent a lot of time in the cooking and other (nerdy) sections of Raven Used Books, got good coffee and treats at a local GMO-free cafe, and wandered around the city checking out the sights and shops. (I got some Red Boat Fish Sauce, which I have been wanting to try because Nom Nom Paleo talks about it all the time.)
And lots and lots of talk about blogging, real food, our lives and other (nerdy) interests. It was inspiring for all of us, though I don’t want to project too much. 🙂 Blogging can be an isolating pursuit—don’t get me wrong: we love our followers and the good dialogue we have online, but there’s nothing like getting face to face with people (especially when there’s food involved!).
It was great getting to know Craig and Lori and talking about what we’re doing and what we’re trying to do. I got a lot of good ideas forming that you, my dear readers, will see the fruits of in the time to come!
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