Mindfully Growing Greens

So, the White House is growing their own organic, first family garden and Jamie’s Food Revolution is inspiring a national run on home gardening supplies.  Just before following this welcome trend and jumping with abandon onto the family gardening bandwagon, what if we paused long enough to shift the impetus for polishing our hoes from fear of fast food to appreciation for life?   Would a mindful approach to growing food ensure our investments weren’t based on fads, but our commitmentRead more

Our Favorite Organic Seed Catalogs (And Why You Should Support Them!)

Below you will find the seed catalogs that I have grown up with as a home gardener, then organic CSA farmer and now a home biodynamic gardener.  I am especially fond of Baker Creek Seeds, as I remember their first colorful and homey catalog with Jere Gettle’s passion for seed collecting jumping off of every page in 1998, the year I was gardening with a toddler in tow.  I have followed him and his young family as he has beenRead more

Elephant Garlic Now at Our New Partners at Virginia Gourmet

“No, it’s not the protected Yorktown Onion!” I promised a friend who shook her head and looked at me incredulously stuttering, “I can’t accept that.”  Why not?  Are you a Nosferatu?  Even if she were a vampire, elephant garlic isn’t a true garlic, so I am not sure it would have the same deleterious effect.  The large, purple pompom bloom at the top of the three to four foot long stalk does resemble the famous, and protected Yorktown Onion, but itsRead more