For those of you who don’t know me yet, I love cooking ! And as a cook, I am always looking for the freshest and tastiest ingredients out there. I grew up in Brussels, a few blocks from a small farmer’s market running everyday of the week. We always had access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables. When I moved to Utah 5 years ago, I was surprised by the poor choice of good, cheap organic produce.
We have a farmer’s market that runs one day per week, is expansive, and the choice of organic produce is growing year after year, but is still limited. Also, it only runs for 5 months during the summer. The rest of the year, I rely on Whole Foods.
Three years ago, we bought a house. One of the criteria was to be downtown to avoid relying on cars. But we still wanted to have a green space to be able to step outside. It was a natural consequence that we then started growing food, and despite the first year disaster, we persevered. We are learning everyday, and we still have a long way to go before we will be self-sufficient.
This blog is going to be about:
- our mistakes and small successes in the garden