After a weekend of exploring I concluded my Labor Day getaway with a field of sunflowers. Having seen an infinite amount of pictures from Tuscany of rolling hills filled with sunflowers I made it one of my life’s missions to find one and frolic.
This may not have been Tuscany but it was incredible. Although I can imagine the fields in Tuscany are not swarmed with people fresh off the beach. Located in Newbury, Massachusetts, Colby Farmstand is not your average farmstand (as you can see). Aside from the fields, they carry an abundance of products like vegetables, eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, breads and much more. I am a huge fan of buying local- but buying local AND organic? Can I get a hallelujah!
After teleporting to Tuscany we made our way to Newburyport, Massachusetts- a six minute drive down the road- for an early dinner at NIXS only to find that they were closed for the holiday (I’ll be back- the menu looks delicious). Instead we went to a tapas-like restaurant called Ceia Kitchen + Bar (pronounced: say-ah). To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan. Although the mojitos were delicious the menu was very limited and too expensive for the portion sizes. I got the Seared Cod which was cooked and flavored to perfection but the sides did not complement it well.
After dinner I needed something to cleanse my pallet and my conscience. I had heard of New England Ice Lollies before and luckily it was in the direction we were headed. New England Ice Lollies are handcrafted popsicles made with fresh ingredients. The ingredients are juiced and then put into stainless steel molds for freezing at -40 degrees. There is a flavor for everyone: Salted Caramel Coconut, Blackberry Lemonade, Watermelon Cucumber, Root Beer Float or a selection of traditional flavors like Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla, Strawberry or Raspberry. There are even dairy free pops! Score.
Thanks for following along on my LDW recap! What did you do for the holiday?