Fruits of the earth

July 13, 2018

Many people ask us, “What do you grow in the garden?”  Then there is a pause as we wonder where to begin. The garden may have begun with the basics but has now expanded to include a variety of Spring, Summer, and Fall crops.  While we do grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and basil we also grow ( among many other crops) the curious looking kohlrabi, the surprisingly tasty okra, the sweet taste of ground cherries, the spice of mustard greens, the delicacy of asparagus and an ever growing variety of herbs for culinary and cosmetic purposes (the lavender and calendula flowers are beautiful and beneficial additions to our homemade goat milk soap).  Oh, and or course flowers! who doesn’t love a fresh bouquet of flowers . . .This year we have added Corn, Tomatillos, and Red Noodle Beans to our garden rows.

We were able to contribute Collard Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, zucchini, Napa cabbage, Romaine and other head lettuces to our Northeast Philadelphia Food Cupboard this past week.  Likewise, we featured this array of produce at our in house farm stands.

The tomatoes, eggplant and peppers are just about ready to pick.