You may know by now that White Gate in East Lyme is one of my favorite farm stands, and a trek over is on my to-do list come Saturday morning. This year I found some fun new developments among the bags of carrots, kale, and greens (it’s still early after all). Lesley Moore, whose cupcakes adorned my newsletter a couple of weeks ago, is setting up shop in the Farm Kitchen and all her treats (gluten-filled or free) will be available at the farmstand and by special order. I’m a girl who gets excited about a smoothie, so I was thrilled to find Carolann of the Lyme Juice Company squeezing away in the “tomato” room. She handed me shots of healing, anti-inflammatory elixirs (fresh organic turmeric, ginger, pepper), as she blended my dairy-free delight of wild blueberries, pear, apple, lemon, orange, ginger, flax and hemp seeds plus freshly picked kale ($8). A filling, protein-filled and delicious breakfast potion. Carolann’s devotees queued up for her organic concoctions created from as much freshly picked farm product as possible (see above, it’s still early!). You’ve probably heard me wax rhapsodic about the farm bakery’s Gluten Free Cookies (chunky, slightly sweet, so satisfying), and combined with a smoothie on a beautiful morning at the farm made for a perfect and energizing start to the day. Currently open on Saturdays from 9 – 5 at White Gate Farm, 83 Upper Pattagansett Road, East Lyme, CT Visit Lyme Juice Company on Facebook here.