Bio & Inspiration
The Farm at Long Lane is an idea that's come together, organically, over a long time. This business is a product of captivating experiences that developed into some common themes. Funny enough, these notions turn out to be as proven as they are novel.
What inspires me? I love travel, old houses, antiques, gardening, and books. For health reasons, I’m interested in finding foods close to the source and gluten-free living. I love history, in a practical sense, and often wonder what it was like to live in times past. Especially from the vantage point of the kitchen and the garden, I’m convinced that we learn so much from remembering the triumphs and challenges that previous generations faced.
What are my favorite times? I love an outdoor market, especially a food market. Our travels have taken us many places: Belgium, France, Austria, England, Germany, and The Netherlands. And then there’s Italy – bella Italia. What an education it has been! In Italy the profound respect for food and where it comes from is ingrained in the culture. Invariably, the seasons play a large role in what the Italians eat, how, and when. All of this adds richness to their culinary heritage.
Who else do I admire? After residing among the Amish in Lancaster, PA, I have such a respect for their love of gardening, their concentration on fresh produce, and their entrepreneurial zeal. A favorite pass-time was winding down country roads to look for plentiful farm stands selling locally-grown, seasonal produce, and homemade goodies. Their culture fostered an environment where selling directly to the customer was the successful norm. Much like the European cultures, they hold a great amount of respect for enjoying produce in season and preserving it for a later time. No matter the country, it always feels so refreshing to buy directly from the producer, often right where the product is grown.
Today, people crave something that is as old as it is new: connection with the grower and knowledge about the food we eat. In the most basic sense, that’s exactly what The Farm at Long Lane is trying to accomplish. It's all very simple: we produce vegetables, herbs, and eggs that we're proud of and we share this bounty with our local friends and neighbors.
Enjoy the seasons!
Sabrina Giordano, owner
The Farm at Long Lane