Letter: Grow your own (veggies I mean)


By on Fri, March 20, 2009

I loved this story in the NY Times about the Obamas and their veggie garden: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/dining/19garden-web.html. Whether you are worried about health/weight, money, want a chance to get outdoors once in a while, or just want to eat the best food you have ever tasted, having a home vegetable garden is all that and more.

Even if you only have a window, you can grow lots and lots of wonderful things: most herbs grow year round here on the Coastside, quick growers like radishes grow even in the winter, and many veggies and fruits can be planted year round in our moderate climate.

If you’re not the outdoor type, remember the Coastside Farmers Market is opening the first Saturday in May, with lots of locally grown fruits and veggies. As well, many our local food purveyors buy locally grown, fresh and wonderful veggies and fruits to sell to you.

Buy local, buy fresh, and "grow your own."