This afternoon, I went to go pick some fresh veggies from my farm to create a fresh dinner for my family. I thought this would be a cool topic to discuss! The Meyer Family Farm, as I dub it, is not what you think it would be. We live on a half acre and have created a mini vegetable garden in our backyard. When we moved to the “South” we found ourselves surrounded by  acres of farms and wanted to fit in. We decided to create our own personal garden in order to have fresh vegetables for free.

Our garden consists of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, corn, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, cucumber, zucchini, and basil. Last year, we also had carrots and lettuce, that didn’t do too well. Trust me, I am not a green thumb, I just learned how to read directions in order to care for my plants. Now that we have a garden, I find myself creating crazy dinners like baked zucchini with fresh tomato sauce and basil. I want to encourage everyone to start a mini garden whether you live in an apartment or on acres of land.

When we lived in Alaska, we started a very small garden in containers on our patio and made it work. It is amazing how much money you can save and how much healthier you will eat!