As the gardeners at Homestead, Russell and I have the privilege and joy growing fresh veggies, herbs and other garden delights, like edible flowers, for the Hotel Washington Restaurant. Since spring we’ve been supplying the hotel with fresh greens for dinner salads and now our harvest has grown to include a multitude of other delicious and fresh veggies, including the swiss chard featured in the cavatelli and turnips in the fettuccine this week.
In addition our harvest includes:
● butterhead lettuce
● purple, orange and white satin carrots
● purple bell peppers called, The Islander
● garlic scapes
● calendula flowers
● and a few of our first red tomatoes!
This year it’s not only our gardens that have grown. We are happy to announce that we’ve spun off our own independent LLC called Hoot Blossom Farm. We’ve ventured into cut flowers and bouquets. And we’ve also started a collaboration with the other farmers on the Island including Island Harvest, Island Edibles and Sweet Mountain Farm to have a farmers’ markets every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon at Gathering Ground.
We hope to see you around at the Hotel or the Homestead or the farmers’ market!
Alessandra and Russell