This whole local, seasonal, sustainable movement has really altered which season is my favorite. Prior to moving to Chicago, it was probably Summer because I adore tomatoes but it might have been Fall because I’m definitely guilty of romanticizing apple picking and pie baking. Of course we had farmer’s markets in DC but – and I mean no offense to those that love them – they don’t stand up to those here in Chicago. I think this also has something to do with the change in weather here in Chicago. Spring really is a rebirth, of sorts. The coming alive of a city that has been huddled away for a few months just waiting for warmer weather… and fresh vegetables.
Spring is my favorite eating season. I love fresh radishes, beets, ramps, artichokes, and greens. Fresh veg means growing season and a few years ago we started growing our own. To say that our involvement with the Peterson Garden Project has been life altering would be an understatement. Now, in our third year with a new spot on Broadway, we look forward to the coming of Spring because it brings more than just really delicious asparagus.
So today, I’m excited. We’ve ordered our seeds and will start building the new gardens this week/weekend and seeds will be sprouting in no time.
There’s more to come but I wanted to take this opportunity to not only share my excitement but to also let everyone know that spots are still available. If the idea of growing food seems cool to you, you should definitely check out the website to learn more. And stay tuned!