Friday, July 5, 2013

A Visit to the Farm

Earlier this week my son took me to see the farm/garden where they grow a lot of the fruits, vegetables and herbs used in the restaurant where he is the Executive Sous Chef. 

They grow so many new to me varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Some of them take two hands to hold them!

I also like the way they train the tomatoes to grow on a post instead of in a cage. I think I will try that next year.

They also grow so many varieties of peppers and chiles. Some are known to be the hottest in the world. Have you ever heard of a ghost pepper? I sure wasn't going to try it!

Bean teepees would be fun for the grandkids to help plant.

 They also have lots of squash and melons growing.

The peaches were all fuzzy but not yet ripe. Darn! I would have snagged one for the road.

This old fig tree has been around for a while and was loaded with figs.

They use the oranges to make the freshly squeezed juice for their holiday brunch menu. I have yet to go to the restaurant to enjoy their brunch.

Evan and I love all this gardening and cooking related stuff. It's one of the things we are both passionate about!

If I had a garden this size I'd need to hire full time help!
This is only about 1/4 of the restaurant's garden. 


heart of charnwood said...

What a fab garden, I would love to have one like that, and a team of helpers like you said! :o)

Leanne said...

What a wonderful garden!

suemac said...

What a fun day. As a gardener it must have felt like going to Disneyland.

Geri said...

Looks like a fun mom-son day! Love the garden.

Linda Crosby said...

What a beautiful garden and to get to walk thru it with your son must be extra special. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Snooks said...

How interesting! We grow our tomatoes on 'posts'. Well, we call them 'stakes'... Looks like you had a fun day!

Carolyn said...

Love the garden. I love when restaurants use so many fresh ingredients. I grow my tomatoes in cages, maybe stakes would be easier.