Funny how things have a way of growing in an offbeat garden.
Silver Lake Farms, which started as a flower farm, now grows vegetables, but the Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, farm is growing more than tasty beets and greens.
They're now offering gardening classes -- oh, those do fill up -- and cooking instruction as well. Where better to learn about the proper way to bake a beautiful tuber or roast a pepper than at a farm where the vege first grew?
There's another cooking class straight ahead, and word is it hasn't quite filled up. On Thursday, March 4th, Silver Lake Farms will offer a course on the Early Spring Garden Supper. Think fresh pea ravioli and beet salad and broccoli soup.
We're sweet on you, peas, and you too, broccoli, but beets, now + forever. A redder, juicier food we can't bring to mind. Even cherries.
The class is $48, and you will almost assuredly meet other people interested in the CSA movement and supporting local growers.