Jenn Hall

Edible Jersey: When We Gather – Preserving Family Time at Savoie Organic Farm

Farm life evokes romantic visions: Tractor rides at dusk. Landscapes in the saturated tones of summer produce. A breeze always rustling the grasses.

The reality? Well, that’s a bit different.

Farming is sun-up, sun-down work. Everything is grit and grind, the kind that gets under the fingernails. Carving time for anything other than seeding, weeding, harvesting and marketing is a victory. Still, it makes one philosophical about the things that count: food, family, living a healthy life—and when you get those priorities right, it shows.

Genevieve (Gen) and Paul Savoie are kids, but they’re decisive. If you’re going to talk food and family, one dish rises above: pasta de oivo. The kids pronounce it just like their late maternal grandfather did: “Bas-de-OL.” It’s a riff on stracciatella, Italian egg drop soup, and “it’s our favorite,” Gen affirms.

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Gen and Paul Savoie at their family table.

Published in the Summer 2019 issue

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