As I wait for home grown veggies from my garden I take delight in shopping at the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market. On a recent trip to the market I found the spinach, mushrooms, eggs, bacon, onions and cheese needed for my favorite quiche recipe. Mike and I are proud to support the Fondy Food Center in conducting this market for the 2015-16 season. One of my favorite farmers selling there is Michelle Cannon of LarryVille Gardens, LLC. She grows amazing spinach, garlic and other wonderful vegetables, extending the Wisconsin growing season in their greenhouse and high tunnels. LarryVille Garden’s slogan is “Better than Organic…since 2008.”
What could be better than organic, you may wonder? LarryVille Gardens describes their farm as a pure system using simple inputs like local compost and local mixed manures. No synthetic anything is added to plants or soils. Heirlooms and Italian varieties are their focus. To me, better than organic is about the entire process, not just the inputs. LarryVille models this idea brilliantly in their earth friendly farming practices. You can learn more about their work by visiting their Facebook page. Though the Winter market is winding down, you can find LarryVille Gardens selling at several other locations as the Spring/Summer season gets going. You won’t want to miss their Farm to Fork dinner in August!
If you, too, are a cold climate gardener yearning for good fresh food, get some seeds started indoors and satisfy yourself for now with this delicious quiche recipe. It won’t be long now!!