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Seniors Dine Well in Waxhaw, NC

benchSlow Food USA recently designated Waxhaw as a place senior gourmands might enjoy  some great food…from New Town Farms. Waxhaw (originally called the Wysacky), is a town located in Union County, North Carolina with a population right at 10,000.

Slow Food is a group of dedicated to sustainable local agriculture and Matt Jones shared this great new find with USA Today (Oct. 19). Farm-to-table restaurants are booming all over the country, he writes, and farms are getting into the act. They offer super-fresh cuisine that is often raised on site.

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New Town Farms is that small family farm, established in 1990 by Sammy and Melinda Koenigsberg.

New Town Farms focuses on the art and craft of growing vegetables on a five acre garden, and has diversified to include what they call “pastured poultry”, “pastured laying hens”, and “Heritage breed, free range hogs.”

Sound good to you? New Town Farms is able put together a full meal from the farm.

 Seniors Surprised By Serene, Park-like Farm

Arriving at the farm, senior visitors would not expect a meandering gravel drive with well-established trees ringing a beautiful lake.  New Town Farms is so serene, it feels more park-like with trees and shade, open pasture for chickens, wooded areas for the Ossabaw hogs and a tilled garden.

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There is a beautiful house on the property that the Koenigsbergs hope one day to turn into a related enterprise – an Inn that would serve guests food from the farm.  It’s a fitting vision for a family that is so incredibly hospitable.

Sammy Koenigsberg, a former architect, who operates the farm with his family, says “Healthy Soil.  Healthy Plants.  Healthy Us.”

Sammy writes…”We are a small diversified family farm with a focus on certified organic vegetables. We also raise pastured poultry, Heritage breed pastured pork, and free range eggs. We market our food through Community Supported Agriculture, The Matthews Community Farmers market, and to local restaurants.

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Our season begins early spring and goes throughout the summer, usually ending in September. We harvest every Tuesday and members of the Community Supported Agriculture Program pick up on the farm or have a choice of two other pick up points in Charlotte.

We plan and plant for the largest variety of vegetables possible including a lot of specialty items The vegetables are always harvested and delivered on the same day”

Seniors Learn A New Kind Of Farming

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Sammy built a poultry processing facility. Seniors can learn about his love for Red Bro chickens, how financially beneficial the facility has been, what it takes to build a poultry processing facility, and the importance of learning about where our food comes from.

Seniors, here is a site that will fill you in on products and crops from the organic gardens at New Town Farms.

Plan on viewing the farm and spending an evening dining with the Koenisbergs and enjoying their special cuisine. It will be memorable. jeb

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