This past weekend I had the chance to take a quick trip to Seattle for the #SafewayFresh event. Safeway hosted me along with a few other bloggers on a tour of Carpinito Farms.
I learned so much about Safeway’s produce. It was so much fun touring the farm and learning about what goes into growing their vegetables. I should admit right off that I am a complete and utter city girl…….this was my first time visiting a full on vegetable farm. Not just a tiny homegrown farm or stand.
We toured the farm in a covered hay wagon with the owner Mike Carpinito. It was so cool to learn that Carpinito Farms started when Mike was 8 years old. The 700 acre farm can produce over 250,000 pounds of produce on a harvest day was started when Mike and his brother sold pumpkins on the side of the road.
Talk about a dream come true! Can you imagine starting a produce stand when you are 8 and turning it into a huge working farm that has partnered with Safeway for over 45 years. I just love hearing these stories. It makes me want to tell every kid I know to live their dreams and keep pushing for their dreams.
Carpinito Farms is a family run farm that includes multiple generations of the Carpinito Family. During our tour you could see how much love and pride they have in their farm….