Like these garlic flowers, I am ready to take off my covers (specifically, my lens cap) and allow the abundance of Nicolas’ farm to plant seeds here. Seeds of hope that readers here may be inspired to grow their own food, or even go the crazy-hard but much-needed and profitable step further – to create their own organic farm. Our local paper did a story on Nicolas and the farm yesterday. From the beginning of the interview he stressed his hope that more people start farming. We can’t grow enough to meet the demand. It is a good problem to have. But it is frustrating that all of our food is already sold to loyal clientele in Atlanta and we can’t supply the new demand right in our backyard.
Hopefully, we will be able to expand this year enough to sell one afternoon a week at the farm or to supply even more produce through a CSA.
But for now, it seems that the best thing we can give you is Nicolas’ knowledge. I’ll be posting more farming tutorials.
For those who already have their own produce or buy from us at the Morningside Market, I’ll include more recipes. I have new counters and color in my kitchen and it has been inspiring me to spend lots of time there. Of course, Persephone’s recipes (the best vegetarian chef I know) will start to show up here too.