Sunday, April 11, 2010
Our BIG Garden
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - ohhh how exciting!
Rob and Carolyn Frank tilling the garden.
Rob and Carolyn Frank have turned to more of an organic way of eating not unlike many folks these days. Carolyn shops the farmers' markets heavily in search of local, healthier foods to prepare for her family.
The two of them also help in planting and harvesting a rather large garden in Harrisonburg. The majority of seeds are heirloom seeds. One variety of carrot known as the Tonda Di Parigi is a 19th century Parisian heirloom. Have you heard of the "Greasy Grits" bean that was a popular old Appalachian and Mountain folk heirloom that is now very rare? Then there is also the Crapaudine Beet that is said to be of the oldest varieties. Some experts feel this beet may be one of the oldest varities in existence dating back 1,000 years.
You are welcome to stop by and chat with us some beautiful evening. If you see our heads bobbing up and down and can hear our laughter being carried in the summer breeze from the hilltop of Franklin and Monticello Ave. you will know we are at home. So come on up and sit a spell.